On Thursday, December 3, 2015 during The Rotary Club of Freeport weekly luncheon meeting guest speaker Mr. Terry Miller stated that over the past 24 years, The Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH) has operated a male residential substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation programme, first in Eleuthera and presently in New Providence. During this period the organization has impacted the lives of thousands of residents throughout the Bahamian archipelago and brought hundreds of families back together from the ruins of substance abuse.
While the main focus of the BASH programme is substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, our clients come with a myriad of health issues including HIV and co-occurring disorders, in fact at any given time at least 15% of our population will be co-occurring and 30-40%  HIV positive.
Due to the difficulty in quantifying the impact of our work as it relates to crime prevention, health, and drug demand reduction, and beyond the fact that we are helping substance abusers and their families to cope, the importance of our services is often overlooked and undervalued, especially in this social environment where there are so many other issues taking precedence in the minds and hearts of the Bahamian public. Pictured L-R: Past President Constance McDonald, Terry Miller and President Othyneil Pinder.