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Serenity in the Steps


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Serenity in the Steps is an inpatient treatment program located in the Philippines. Situated in the resort city of Baguio, they re-established this program in 2007 after Typhoon Reming. It offers 12-step support along with evidence-based protocols. The treatment team customizes programming uniquely for each client. Above all, Serenity in the Steps offers comprehensive care that’s also affordable.

Accommodations and Food

The inpatient program takes place in a private home. The facility is about five hours outside of Manila, 5000 feet above sea level. Clients share bedrooms with one or two other clients.

There are several common areas. This includes a living room with TV, a dining room and kitchen. An on-site staff prepares clients three meals a day.

Treatment and Staff

Because Serenity in the Steps does not offer on-site detox, it must refer clients who need detox to the proper medical facility prior to admission.

Serenity in the Steps bases its treatment philosophy on Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR). This method is entirely client focused and supportive. As a result, the approach to treatment is very gentle and caring. There are daily group therapy sessions and weekly individual therapy. Treatment is not only for chemical dependency but also for issues with compulsive gambling.

This program is entirely voluntary for clients to attend. There is a focus on codependency and relapse prevention. During treatment, clients have a sober coach and mentorship from former clients. There are also programs for graduates who want to learn how to be a recovery coach.

Approaches in treatment include CBT, Stages of Change, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and behavior modification.

Staff includes NCAC, ICAC, MAC and RGC. The Serenity in the Steps founder Junjun Abella leads the treatment team.


Clients have the option to explore the region during their time in treatment. There are exclusions to tourist attractions close to the facility. Additionally, clients enjoy days at the beach, trips to the local hot springs and group barbecues.

Family therapy is available during treatment.

In Summary

Serenity in the Steps operates with the main belief that addicts are good people suffering from a disease. The aim is to foster a peaceful environment and gentle treatment. If the client is willing to take the plunge into recovery, then this program welcomes them with open arms.

Serenity in the Steps Location

The Steps, Suello Village,

Marcos Highway

Baguio City Mountain Province


Serenity in the Steps Cost

Call for details. Reach Serenity in the Steps by phone at +63 917 653 0430 or email. Find Serenity in the Steps on Facebook

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