When I admitted myself into treatment at CHANGES 6 months ago, I was physically and emotionally ill. I was detached from myself. I was negative, constantly living in doubt and could not change. I doubted that I could stop and my addict constantly wanted a quick fix.
I crawled into the gates at CHANGES Inpatient Centre on all fours. I was broken, damaged and deranged. I received a soft bed, great food, a hot shower and most importantly I received love and understanding! CHANGES is the only treatment centre that I have been in that caters for all my various addictions. The group therapy sessions are brilliant and cater to all aspects of recovery.
I am in my 70’s and I was in a terrible state when I came into CHANGES. I had just been discharged from a lockup horrible Psychiatric hospital where I was supposed to get better. I didn’t and thank goodness I was referred to CHANGES thereafter because this decision saved my life. This centre helped me lift my depression and heal my state of being.
I arrived at CHANGES after 13 years of alcoholism after many attempts to sober up at various other institutions. Sheryl suggested that after 21 days of inpatient treatment, I go to the Halfway House which CHANGES has. I was not too keen but under one condition, I would at least give it one try.
I went to changes after a severe relapse, not having the privilege to do in patients, however the daily groups ( outpatients) that I attended gave me insights to what my triggers are and also granted me the opportunity to get constructive feedback from my peers. It gave me the opportunity to see a new side of myself as well as new insights regarding my own personal behaviour and patterns.
Would I recommend CHANGES treatment center to others?
Definitely, I was in 3 different treatment centers before CHANGES, now after my treatment with CHANGES I am two years clean and sober. When you put in the work the efforts will show in the results and the counselling team at CHANGES really helped me put my life back together and become a functional and productive member of society.
June 2016 – current
I had hit rock-bottom, and I was very broken as I walked through the open gates, and into the open arms and open hearts that welcomed me. I had arrived at Changes – a place that I now call home. My Recovery Journey began on that cold Highveld Winter’s day, and it has been the warmest experience of my life.
Hi I’m Neil and I am an Addict,
If someone had to tell me that I would be over a year clean today I would not at have believed them at all!
I came from an addictive addiction life of 11 Years filled with emotional darkness and chaos. I was a master manipulator who only did things if I could get something out of it.