May 24, 2012 10:02 am

False Bay TC was established in November 2007 with the idea that Cape Town needed a place for individuals suffering from addiction that seeks to meet the needs of the whole person – emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. A place that recognises the person as an individual but also understands that there are specific behaviours that need to be addressed in order to make the necessary changes in one’s lifestyle to maintain recovery. After many ups and downs over the years we have to come to a point where we believe that we are providing our residents with a structured and effective treatment program that is accessible to most people. We attempt to meet the financial situation of our client’s families through applying for government funded beds, taking on medical aid clients and keeping our costs as low as possible.

We see addiction as a chronic illness that needs to be addressed and maintained to ensure that a person stays in recovery. We believe that, if left unchecked, addiction is fatal. Much like a person who has diabetes and needs to take insulin, eat properly and exercise regularly, someone with addiction issues needs to make significant changes in their lifestyle and regularly seek support and guidance, to ensure they stay on a recovery path. And much like a person with diabetes, if they deviate from that path, they become unwell again very quickly.

The tools that we teach at False Bay TC are ones that can be used for the rest of someone’s life to deal with difficult emotions, conflict management techniques, raising awareness levels, building self esteem and to cope with life on life’s terms. We also emphasise the importance of taking responsibility and accountability for our actions with the hope that once we begin to take responsibility for our choices, we in turn make more responsible choices.

For more information about our program please contact us on 0217826242, visit our website www.falsebaytc.co.za and find us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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