The Centre for Counselling Addiction Support Alternatives (CASA) is committed to providing crisis intervention community-based prevention, treatment and rehabilitation service to persons experiencing substance abuse and related problems regardless of culture, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual preference, disability or social status.
CASA is a non-residential facility and caters to persons ages 12 and upward who are experiencing difficulties with illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or other. We are the first non-residential treatment centre in Barbados.
Substance Abuse has been and continues to be one of the most consistent and significant contributions to the social and family problems in existence in our communities. Outpatient programs are shown to be just as effective, and less expensive, than most in-patient residential treatment programs, and by maintaining individuals at home and at work keep families together, promote a better level of production, and are cost effective. Outpatient treatment programs can be a means of reducing the stigma of substance abuse. The primary objective of C.A.S.A is to provide a non-residential prevention, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation service with a focus on the following target groups: