When faced with the overwhelming choices of placing a loved one, or oneself, into a recovery centre, a decision can be daunting. What are the best choices?
In South Africa there are many fine centres to choose from, all with excellent staff and solid programmes.
Meteffect has taken that a step further. Based on experience, we have noted the challenges of early recovery as well as the fears of facing life on life’s terms without the enabling crutch of substances. We understand the feeling of low self worth and work with our participants encouraging growth and stability. We focus on the 12 Step fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) as these will be the support and strength of our participants when they re-integrate into society.
Our facility is modelled after a healthy family environment allowing our participants to heal the internal damages and create a new future for their own families. The participants are expected to complete chores, thereby learning discipline and the satisfaction of work well done. Words such as respect, integrity, fellowship, honour, honesty and support are not just bandied around, these are values held dear in the Meteffect Home and become an integral part of each participant.
Our centre is on a large plot with tranquil gardens and bird life a couple of kilometre out of town. In working with each other and the staff, each participant learns more about themselves and their true nature and not the mask shown to the world to defend their addiction.