From Ashes to Beauty
Hillview Manor Recovery Centre seeks to meet the daily living needs of individuals who choose to address their addictions in a safe environment, conducive to constructive healing. Our programme offers the chance for individuals to change as well as provide the opportunity to practice changes that have taken place.
Our team consists of social workers, psychologists (Outsourced) and addiction therapists. Many of our therapeutic team have walked the road of recovery and are able to assist others to find freedom from addiction. With this comes a great deal of knowledge and understanding that the client will face as he/she enters their new season of recovery. Apart from clinical disciplines, we will integrate the Integral Life Practises which will not only be used to help the client identify his/her goals, but also a tool to help him/her with their recovery process. These are essential keys to human growth. It’s an approach to well-being, awareness and transformation. Focussing on the body (physical exercise), the mind (CBT, DBT, Logotherapy and mindfulness based stress reduction), and emotional identification (therapy, diary journaling)
The Hillview Manor Program is a long term treatment program, based on a daily structure which aids in the spiritual, physical and emotional well being and growth of the resident. The focus of the program is on behavioural improvement and social development with emphasis on self-esteem and respect. Guidance and support are provided in a safe and caring environment in order to encourage the recovery process.
The Male and Female centres are on 2 different properties to allow each individual to work their therapeutic program without distraction of possible relationships and deflecting into attractions.
Addiction is a horribly destructive entity that comes into homes and does not only affect the substances abuser but acts as a tornado that uproots and tears apart all members of the family leaving nothing but pain, heartache, confusion and destruction in its wake.
There are hundreds of facilities available where the substance abuser can be sent to detox and work a therapeutic program where they find healing while the families are left to pick up the pieces and try to maintain their responsibilities and carry on with all the anger, hurt and confusion inside.
We have decided to finally step into the drastic need the families have to heal and find their peace, as well as be educated and equipped for when their loved one returns in order to avoid the same pattern reoccurring.
What They Say
My name is Kendal Pietersen. I am a single mother of two. Never in my life did I ever think I would become an addict. Addicted to something that took a hold of my whole life and aided me to lose everything precious. It did happen to me and what a journey to get my life back but I did….
Being a single mom I easily ran out of energy to get things done during the day and a neighbor offered me a quick fix. She introduced me to Khat. She told me it would give me energy and I would lose weight. Just what I needed right? In the beginning it was all fun and games and I was a super mom but over time this drug started taking its toll on my body.
I started staying up all night and missing meals. I lost huge amounts of weight and the drug started to affect my life. I started hallucinating, being paranoid, and missing out on all family events. I became incapable of doing anything. I also became worried of my family noticing so I decided to ask my dealer for something new. I bought my first bag of Crystal Meth and it was down hill fast from there.
I was never on time, my children started to suffer and my daughter had to be a mom to my son. I dropped the ball numerous times and put my need for drugs ahead of my children. This is the ugly face of addiction it doesn’t care who you are or what you are, it takes over everything you have and the family suffer greatly.
I stopped caring about my appearance, I lost my self-worth and became a criminal. I started stealing from my family and from my children. Pawning and selling everything I could get hold of. This wasn’t me anymore I became a monster. My last straw came when I took my sons birthday money to buy a bag and the guilt got to me. I called my mother and told her I need help.
The same day I was brought to Hillview manor rehabilitation center. I came in wanting to change. I came in willing and desperate with nothing. It took me a couple of months to find myself again and as this happened I started loving myself and my life. I never cared enough about my life to search for meaning but Hillview helped me find it. I am currently studying addiction counseling. I never thought id be blessed enough to study again. It is a great pleasure for me to give back, to have meaning in my life and know that my children and are safe and that I am doing the right thing for them. I can be a parent now but from a distance as I gain my life back, the best gift I can give them is a sober parent.
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