We don't believe people are addicts. We believe they have a substance use disorder (SUD) which they cannot manage without getting the right kind of help. Working with people on the streets gives us a glimpse of how many rehabilitation centres have failed to give people the tools and resources to manage their substance use disorder and therefore resulting in relapses and disconnection from reality - or the opposite where people become institutionalised to the extent where they cannot integrate back into society.
We partner with Inner Peace Treatment Centre in making sure our beneficiaries get the right type of treatment and therapy who practice in MRT. Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT): A form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that uses group and one-on-one counselling alongside exercises designed to motivate clients to differentiate between right and wrong. The aim is for clients to shift from operating at a hedonistic (pleasure vs. pain) state to a state in which they are socially conscious and aware of how their behaviours affect others.
State-based Inpatient - Toevlug,Hesketh king & Do Novo
Treatment centres such as Toevlug, Hesketh King, Do Novo & Ramot focus on the heavier substance abusers such as excessive alcohol, heroin & tik addictions. Inpatient centres require a medical and dental form to be filled in. This form needs to be filled in by a doctor/nurse at a clinic or hospital. It’s up to the client to get this filled and brought back to the person applying for the treatment center. They also need a full admissions form with detailed information on substance abuse and history, personality, family and relationships, financial status and home environment. The treatment period is usually 12 weeks long and requires a 7 day detox before admission. In some cases it's FREE but there is usually a R500 admissions fee as well as other expenses like pocket money and washing. Please see the application packs below.
outpatient - living grace
The Living Grace recovery program is a 3 phase program that allows clients to begin at any day of the week, by simply walking in and providing outpatient care. The first phase seeks to build relationships and encourages clients to attend support groups. Random drug testing is done to allow clients to prove they want change in their lives. After a period 6 weeks they can advance to Phase 2, which is a structured treatment programme with individual counseling. There are specific topics covered in each phase, and at the end of which includes a graduation ceremony. Phase 3 is an aftercare programme integrating spiritual care from the local community church where possible. Please see the admissions criteria below.
Hesketh King Treatment Pack
Do Novo Treatment Pack
Ramot Treatment Pack
phone: +27 (21) 788 9702
171 Main Rd, Muizenberg.
You have to be there before 8AM.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Blank A5 booklet
A train ticket from Cape Town to Muizenberg costs: