"People in need of a therapeutic community as they free themselves from dependency on drugs or alcohol can have their personality reconstructed by a new relationship formed with the Community leaders. This solid, lasting relationship forms a secure base for all these young people. This shared life, lived together aiming at realistic goals, restores their faith in themselves, reawakening the creative abilities of each one of them.
Discovering the personal and community religious dimension makes sense of their sacrifice enabling them to acquire the full meaning of their own existence." Giovanni Ramonda


A therapeutic community is the place in which we seek to provide an effective response to so many young people and families going through the trauma of drug dependency. The fulcrum is sharing that life that leads to welcoming in people with drug problems, opening up a path to recovery through personalised educational experiences. 

In recent years, as well as dealing with drug abuse, we have also attempted to offer a response to  other problems such as alcoholism and gambling addiction.
The aim of our rehabilitation programme is to make the people we welcome in aware of their own abilities, value the positive aspects of their life in order for them to gain full independence and self-fulfilment. 

There are three stages in the therapeutic programme.

  1. Welcoming in. The reception centre in which the first stage takes place is the place to which the young people or families come to seek help. It also acts as a filter for an initial assessment of the reasons behind their appeal for a therapeutic programme.  After this analysis has been made, the reception centre is where the personalised programme is worked out.
  2. Therapeutic Community. The second stage involves deeper analysis and redrawing the path to  rehabilitation. The method adopted focuses on family and working aspects, partnerships with and openness to the wider community rather than a concentrated effort shut within the walls of the therapeutic community itself.
  3. Reintegration into society. 

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