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Parent: Veronica

An Essay of Gratitude Colin Garnett has asked if I would mind giving you my opinion of Bethesda. At the risk of writing an essay of gratitude (which I’ll do anyway), I attach 2 photographs of my daughter, Kathryn Twine. One taken within the year before she went into Bethesda in 2006 and one taken within the first year of her being home from Rehab. From my first encounter with […]

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Parent: Devon’s mom

Dear Colin and staff I am really thrilled to tell you that the guy I have in my home, is not the same one you knew. Whilst I am very aware that addiction can (and probably has) rear its ugly head again, I’ve taken a deep breath and decided to thank our blessings as Devin is not only studying Anatomy (as you know the word “study” was like an insult […]

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Client: Deon

No-one chooses to be an addict – not one of those losers. To turn their backs on a normal life, rather choosing a parody of a life which ultimately ends in a lonely death, devoid of family, friends and dignity. Yet this is what almost happened to me. My name is Deon. I am 40 years old, a medical professional, and a partner in a successful nationwide group. I am […]

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Client: John

Primarily Bethesda is a unit for men and women coming out of addiction, but listen to a testimony from the leader of a Drug Crisis Office: “Hi, my name is John, I am 40 years old and in April of 2005, I will be 7 years “sober” following 20 years of active addiction. For five years of the seven, I have been in full time Christian ministry, with two in […]

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Client: Louanne

I arrived at Bethesda from a treatment centre in Cape Town. I have been in the best facilities and had the best counsellors that my parent’s money could buy. I could not however, get clean. I told myself that I would ‘do’ Bethesda for one month, enjoy the aesthetics of the place, obsess about my weight – things like that and generally give myself a break. I have now been […]

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Client: Dominique

I was struggling miserably in a hopeless mixed mess of active drug abuse and trying to keep the shameful truth of an eating disorder deeply hidden. My Aunt Yvette invited me to come to church with her, and that is when I met Colin Garnett for the first time. I turned down Colin’s idea of me coming to stay in Bethesda. There was a list of excuses I had why […]

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Client: Jess

When I arrived at Bethesda drug rehab I was broken, lost, hopeless and scared. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for recovery as I was still in the heat of active addiction and only went to rehab for everyone else and to lay low for awhile. From day one everyone was very welcoming and friendly and in no time I felt like I was part of a family. The first week […]

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