We believe that recovery is possible and achievable. We do not believe that we need to conform to the recovery rates dictated by society and that recovery is the God-given right of every person suffering from addiction. South Coast Recovery Centre is a family of committed individuals, honouring the memory of those lost to addiction and still suffering from addiction.
The centre was founded on the principle that we will do whatever it takes and whatever is possible to achieve the recovery of individuals within our care.
The direct implication of this is that, contrary to the majority of rehabilitation centres who offer a specified time frame or contract period for treatment, we believe this is limiting and contributes to the dismal levels of success as researched by the United Nations and World Health Organisation. The fundamental problem is that with addiction, the treatment of the disease and damage associated thereto, it is expected to be “healed” within a specified period.
The reality is that the disease of addiction has the same characteristics of other primary diseases, in that if all associated problems and symptoms are not addressed, the individual will be unable to achieve a sustainable recovery.
It is imperative that any potential Dual Diagnosis, Psychosocial issues, PTSD, STD, abuse, education, skill level, eating disorders, family roles, levels of emotional- and psychological intelligence, outstanding legal- and financial consequences are addressed, in conjunction to the primary diagnosis of the 'Behaviour Disorder' of addiction.
We believe that it is only by holistically treating the individual, that effective rehabilitation can be assured
SCRC is a Christian Centre. We are proud of this as we have witnessed many lives, including our own, being transformed through our Lord Jesus Christ. This does not mean that we 'Bible Bash', enforce our opinion on others, judge other beliefs or dictate that recovery is only possible through acceptance of Christianity. We strongly encourage our clients to explore their Spirituality and the Higher Power of their understanding.
We believe in and support the 12 Step Programme format. SCRC are the local hosts for the NA meetings as well as hosting one of the local AA meetings. We believe that the development of self-discipline and personal responsibility is imperative to recovery, and use our best efforts to instil this principle in clients that are in our care.
The programme format requires a minimum duration of six months. This period can be impacted as a result of medical conditions, health of the client on induction, secondary diagnosis, commitment, legal issues, education and skill level. These, amongst other factors, are taken into consideration in the development and continued professional evaluation of each client's 'Individual Treatment Plan'.
A vital component is the completion of Step 7 (''We humbly ask Him to remove our shortcomings''). For an individual to depart treatment prior to having the character defects removed, the recovery process will be severely compromised.
The SCRC Multidisciplinary team are totally committed and dedicated to the individuals in our care. Our team do not view their vocation as a job, but rather as a calling and ministry, and the individuals in our care are not just a number, but individuals who need support, guidance, love and discipline from all of our dedicated team members. The relationships that are established during the time spent as part of the SCRC family, lasts years. SCRC is client-centred, whilst applying numerous counselling methodologies.
Family therapy is strongly supported and we encourage families to spend time with us in the sanctity of the SCRC environment. The recovery of individuals within our care is taken very personally, and our staff are determined in their approach to uncovering and resolving all the issues hindering the rehabilitation of the individual to a full and contributing, responsible member of society.
In line with our commitment and dedication to the recovery and the restoration of our clients, SCRC have several 'in-house' programmes. These programmes have been developed to address specific drugs of choice, their idiosyncrasies and craving cycles. Moreover, specialised programmes are utilised in the treatment of sexual addiction, sexual abuse and eating disorders.
In our opinion it is imperative that the client comes to a level of understanding and acceptance, that a life of recovery requires a lifestyle of amends, gratitude and humbleness. To entrench this and in accordance with Step 12, SCRC is committed to the community. SCRC residents conduct an annual five day 4x4 outreach to the remote and underprivileged communities in Southern Africa.
We are also invested in the local communities, providing support to child headed homes. SCRC is committed to our immediate outlying community providing support in terms of funding, building, outreaches to the underprivileged and providing regular assistance and education to the surrounding schools and churches.