ARCA JHB’s Successes Proves It Provides The Most Effective Medical Detox Treatment
ARCA JHB’s Recovery treatment has helped hundreds of people get on the road to recovery and stay there by going beyond the 12-step programs that are available. ARCA JHB offers the latest medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms and control cravings. This combined with expert counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy, make this is by far the most effective treatment approach for alcoholism and drug dependance available today in South Africa.
It all began 16 yrs ago. I realised I needed help, but sometimes realising u need help is only the first step. My problem was an addiction and low self-esteem. My range of substances can fill the drug alphabet from A-Z. I was broken and sick. My first rehab was for celebrities and rock stars, I learnt many new ways of doing the bad things worse.
I found Heroin in 2010, after the loss of my child I turned to it as a pain killer, it caught me in its fake sense of comfort and invulnerability and took away the pain…temporary, it doesn’t heal, it delays it and only while u continually kill yourself does it make u believe u must have it and I could not imagine a day or hour without it. I was a mess. I never believed I could be the man I am today.
I never chose ARCA, ARCA was chosen for me, I currently live in Swaziland, where communities care and the church found me, desperate and alone. They decided that I needed something serious to get me out of the grips of addiction so I could begin to heal. They researched and off I was sent, bags packed and off to Durban. Of course like most addicts I delayed the process as much as possible, but I knew it was life or death.
I wanted life, and ARCA gave me that life back. A few highlights of my stay. Firstly the Big Chief himself, Dr Naidoo, I’ve never experienced a Doctor who would check up and pay as much personal care and motivation, he really does take time to individually assess the needs of each individual, he really somehow through the first few days detox and the transition to ARCA’s Medical detox treatment, induced minimal pain and discomfort to my withdrawal, heroin withdrawal can be hell, is hell, but I really do believe that ARCA, and Dr Naidoo, have what it takes to get even the most resilient addict through the worst of it.
She went to one Rehab where she did not get good treatment if at all.
Then last year she became an outpatient at Arca and got a detox. We found Arca to be a very caring and professional place. The staff and therapists are hardworking, the groups for the family of the victims I find that idea excellent. Topics discussed are both challenging and educative even for one’s own life.
My daughter at least understands her problem, and we know how to support her and therapists are easily accessible She is on her way to recovering soon.
Arca is one of the best Rehabs around I can attest to that…A very satisfied parent.
James is one of your success stories that you don’t even know about…he first of all won R75 000 garden makeover in a verge competition, he received an award from the major for beautifying our verge in another verge competition.
Much appreciated, Lynn
More caring and dedicated people I have not seen in a long time. From myself and my son Basil, we would like to say thank you very much for everything. Because of the love and care he got from ARCA JHB and the very dedicated staff, he is now on the road to recovery with a most positive outlook on life.
Thank you again. GOD Bless you and the work you do. I will recommend ARCA JHB most definitely to anyone who needs help.
Much appreciated always!
Today I have been sober exactly a year, having been admitted to the ARCA Durban clinic on the 22nd November 2013 (with a belly full of booze, thus my anniversary date begins on the 23rd). This is the longest I have been sober since starting to drink at about 16 years old!! (Even enforced sobriety during Military Service did not last this long!). I hope that at some stage my addiction will become a non-event but in the mean-time, I shall celebrate with a glass of juice and my daily Naltima tablet!!
Please keep sending me news of upcoming JHB meets…… I know I have not been in many months but the knowledge that I’m still in your database and that counselling and group is available is always reassuring.
Again, many thanks!! RD