Richmond Fellowship Jamaica (Patricia House)
A 24-bed residential facility for Jamaican nationals or non-nationals who have lived in the country for more than five years. The service model embraces the therapeutic community approach to substance abuse that focuses individual and group counseling.
One of thegoals is to identify and promote good practices that contribute to the development of demand reduction strategies reducing vulnerability and harm related to drugs, with drug misuse and HIV/AIDS prevention, artistic development, vocational training, literacy and basic education running as transversal themes throughout the program.
Unfortunately, no smoking cessation programme is being provided at any institution in Jamaica. Substance Abusers are admitted, of their own volition, into the four-week residential detoxification programme at the Detoxification and Rehabilitation Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Richmond Fellowship (Patricia House) for treatment of addiction to drugs such as Cocaine or Marijuana, not Nicotine. However, patients are not permitted to smoke any substance (including tobacco products) from the inception of their treatment programme.