These drug treatment services are offered by government-operated institutions and hospitals.

University Hospital of the University of the West Indies
Ward 21
Contact Person: Ms Veda Spencer, Nurse – 977-2248
Dr. Wendel Abel, Psychiatrist
Kingston 7
Tel: 1-876-927-1620/9

Duration: 4 – 6 weeks for admission
Specialization: Treatment of Dual diagnosis patients

Services offered:
Day Hospital: Clients are assessed and admitted as necessary.
Admission: Individual and group counselling, family conferences, art therapy, and medication as necessary
Outpatient Clinic: Continuing care where clients can come in for counselling, medication and care
Community Services: Health care providers go into communities to administer medication and care – sometimes persons will call to request, others by initiative.
Other service: Child Guidance


University Hospital of the University of the West Indies
Detox & Assessment Unit
Contact Person: Dr. Winston De La Haye and Dr. Wendell Abel, Consultant
Kingston 7
Tel: 1-876- 977- 0705

Services offered:
Note: The above two units are located in the Psychiatric wing of the University Hospital – This is a lock down ward. Treatment includes group and individual counselling and therapy, 12-step programme.


Department of Psychiatry Cornwall Regional Hospital
Detox Unit
Contact Person: Dr. Kevin Goldbourne and Ms Gwendolyn Akinlosotu
St. James
Montego Bay
Tel.: 1-876-952- 5100-9

Specialized: Patients with Drug addiction and Dual diagnosis patients.
Services offered: Psychiatric nursing care, drug abuse counselling (individual and group), life skills training, occupational therapy.


St. Ann’s Bay Hospital
Contact Person: Dr. Horace Betton
St. Ann’s Bay
Tel: 1-876-794-9637-9; 1-876-972-0150-2


Bellevue Hospital (Detox Unit)
Contact Person: Dr. Myo Oo
161/2 Windward Road
Kingston 2
Tel: 1-876-928-1380-9 & 938-1562

Specialized: Dual diagnosis
Services offered: Psychiatric Nursing Care, Drug abuse counselling (individual and group), Life skills training, occupational therapy. Rehabilitation of Psychiatric patients.


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