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Desert Spirit Village, the first therapeutic community in southern Israel, offers comprehensive treatment to people who suffer from drug or alcohol dependence. It has been in operation since late 2010, accepting patients who have completed detoxification and working to enable them to return to mainstream society equipped with tools for leading drug-free lives.


Nestled within olive groves, the village has living quarters, a multi-purpose dining hall, a treatment center and a vocational training center for adults, an educational facility for youth, and more. The desert landscape and pastoral atmosphere are an important part of the therapeutic environment, and combine with the services provided by the village to facilitate meaningful rehabilitation.


The members of the Desert Spirit community – men and women – join of their own free will and stay for a year:

six months of intensive treatment followed by six months of preparation for reintegration into society. As they advance from one phase to the next, they gain status and responsibility within the community.


The therapeutic approach is based on the 12-Step Program, together with group dynamics, individual and family treatment according to a personalized program.



Government ministries

Israel Anti-Drug Authority

State Lottery



Yahdav Association