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Step Four

‘Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves’ My experience with Step Four was a difficult one. I knew that if I wanted to really find out who I was, I had to go to those places that I didn’t want anyone to know about. Those dark corners of my “secret world” that I had created. The toxic shame-infested dam had to be broken down. In order for the […]

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Step Three

‘Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand him’ There it is, the big “G” word. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone saying, I can’t do step three because I don’t believe in God I would be a very wealthy man. The fact of the matter is this, I have tried everything under the […]

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Step Two

12 Step Program: Step 2 ‘we came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” The ‪spiritual ‪‎principal of step two is ‪‎Hope. Looking back on Step One briefly, we will see that we have admitted, accepted and understood that we cannot use drugs successfully and because of that our lives have become unmanageable. It leaves us in a dark and rather hopeless place of, what now? This is […]

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My Bethesda Experience

I arrived at Bethesda with a front of false confidence, behind the smile was a broken soul. Doubt reigned over me, so many rehab admissions, and so many failures. The most asked question followed me around, “what’s going to be different this time”? The truth was I didn’t know. What I did know is that, my addiction was not only manifesting itself in drug abuse, it had taken on new […]

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Personal Time

Our primary goal at Bethesda Drug Rehab is to steer clients and families through their chaos and pain, to a place of freedom, reconciliation and joy. Our team and our program is specifically geared towards ‘relentless but sensitive therapy’. We believe that we have to dis-empower the dynamics of the addiction in order to empower our clients with the motivation and confidence to take personal responsibility for their life and growth. […]

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Treatment Of Drug Addiction

In the search for addiction treatment you may find a wide variety of treatment approaches, and several definitions of what actually constitutes (a) an addiction and therefore (b) a relevant treatment. One model is the Behaviour Modification Model. According to Wikipedia ‘The first use of the term behavior modification appears to have been by Edward Thorndike in 1911. Through early research in the 1940s and the 1950s the term was used […]

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12 Step Dangers

The Dangers of The Twelve Steps Since its conception in 1935 the approach of Alcoholics Anonymous has grown to become the most widely used organization for individuals seeking to recover from alcoholism (the reader must personalise and substitute Narcotics/Cocaine/Gamblers where applicable). Many facilities across the world have adopted the AA Philosophy and have been instrumental in assisting probably millions of suffering individuals, and their families in how to view themselves […]

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Meet the Team

Dr SwanepoelPsychiatrist (M.B.Ch.B, M.Med. Psych.) read more Colin GarnettCo-founder & Clinical Director (B.A. Th.; Reg. Clinical Supervisor) read more Ira GnesinAddictions Counsellor read more Dr BothaGeneral Practitioner (M.B.Ch.B, DMH) read more Deanna GarnettCo-founder & Managing Director (B.A. LLB) read more Illse Roman Office Manager read more Diana GearingPsychiatric Nurse read more John StewartSenior Addictions Counsellor read more Teresa KappHouse Managment read more Busiswa MqulwanaRegistered Social Worker read more Kayla GousCounsellor […]

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