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Who We Are

 
The Substance Abuse Foundation Inc. (SAF) is a registered charity of Barbados, established in 1996 to fight the harmful impact of illicit drugs and alcohol on the shattered lives of citizens and their families in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. It was formed by a number of socially-aware and committed men and women who recognised the urgent need to help these victims with appropriate professional rehabilitation in an enabling environment that meets internationally accepted standards of accommodation and treatment.
 
The SAF established Verdun House. Today, it is a leading internationally accredited health institution in the Caribbean, providing critical intervention and recovery services to persons suffering with the disease of addiction.  Verdun House is an all-male residential treatment facility.  It is a 90-day abstinence-based, 12 Step-oriented residential treatment programme, a halfway house programme where the clients live on the property and begin the process of integration back into society and a family programme geared to heal the broken and strained relationships with an addict member and preparing the family as a unit to effectively support the recovery process. 
 
Verdun House already recognised as a centre of excellence in the region, was opened in June, 2000.
 
Verdun House is accredited by EATA (European Association for the Treatment of Addictions) as of 21 August 2009.