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MEN'S TREATMENT PROGRAMME

Location: 37 Berry Hill Road, St.George’s DV 03

Men’s Treatment programme formerly known as “Camp Spirit” is a Bermuda Government funded Substance Abuse Treatment Program under the umbrella of the Department for National Drug Control and the Ministry of Justice.

Men’s Treatment is a modified Therapeutic Community (TC) Residential Relapse Prevention Program.  It utilizes a modified semi-therapeutic community (TC) approach and a modified version of Mr. Terence T. Gorski’s CENAPS Model an internationally recognized programme that views substance abuse as a disorder of the whole person.  Thus, these approaches to treatment utilize and provide a combination of social and psychological therapy that fosters change in client’s behavior, attitudes, feelings and values.

The treatment approaches specified in this programme are based upon a mixture that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior modification, motivational enhancement therapy (MET), reality therapy, relapse therapy and counseling, and the twelve-step facilitation approach.  There is also a focus on the training of interpersonal and self-management skills.  One frequently used therapy in this model is cognitive behavioral relapse prevention in which clients are taught new ways of acting and thinking.

Programme Activities Include:

  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Intense Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention Education
  • HIV/Aids Education
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Music Therapy
  • Work Therapy
  • Humor Therapy
  • Physical Fitness


Criteria for Admission:

All clients for treatment must first be assessed by Professions at the (BARC) Bermuda Assessment Referral Center and if eligible are then referred.  Men’s Treatment is a vital component of the treatment continuum, providing Level – IIA (modified ASAM criteria) level of services.  This level of service alone with Men’s Treatment modified version of the TC and the CENAPS Models includes the following admission criteria:

  • Of Male Gender 18 years of age or older
  • Must be ambulatory
  • Moderate withdrawal risk
  • Minimal medical risks, any existing medical conditions treatable on outpatient basis that would not endanger self by being off the mainland on an island
  • Moderate severity of emotional/behavioral conditions and complications
  • Denial and resistance high enough despite significant consequences to require day-to-day monitoring and treatment interventions of 5 hours per day with additional wrap around life skills services
  • High likelihood of relapse without close monitoring and support and removal from daily routine on the mainland
  • Less restrictive environment has not been conducive to engagement in the recovery process and client has not developed necessary coping skills to succeed without intensive residential support
  • Has not been a client at Camp Spirit within the last 6 months (except in extenuating circumstances)
  • Disconnection with support systems and inferior social conditions and numerous psychosocial problems are evident
  • Have experienced primary treatment and at least one relapse episode after treatment
  • Be willing to follow Camp Spirit’s program rules, regulations, and policies
  • Make a commitment to stay in the program for at least 120 days

Department for National Drug Control (DNDC)
Suite 304 | Melbourne House | 11 Parliament St. | Hamilton | HM 12 | Bermuda
Mailing: P.O. Box 480 | HM CX | Bermuda
Telephone: 1 (441) 292-3049 | Fax: 1 (441) 295-2066 | E-mail: dndc@gov.bm
www.dndc.gov.bm