What is Addiction ?
Years of working with a small community and a committed professional team has led to a powerful therapeutic programme.
You are at the centre of your recovery. You decide what you need most and what helps you best. There is no magic recipe for overcoming addiction. You aren’t subject to your rehab programme, you’re at the helm. Our professionals tailor their approach to your specific needs. As we’ve said before, you’re never on your own. Your family and loved ones are always in the loop and follow the process closely.
Every professional you encounter at Liberty Home has a history of addiction. They understand the severity and intensity of your problems because they have lived them first-hand.
This enables them to offer a whole new perspective on rehabilitation and the efforts it requires.
Liberty Home’s Programme
Quote: “Action is key. Nobody talks themselves into addiction, and we cannot simply talk our way out of it”
We’re here for you when you’re struggling with:
- Narcotics (cocaine, speed/methamphetamine/Tik, Cat, ketamine, marijuana/weed, GHB)
- Eating disorders
- Prescription medication abuse
- Sex and love addiction
- Intimacy disorder
- Gambling addiction
- Compulsive shopping
Here’s how we Help:
Here’s what you can expect :
- Personalized treatment programme with weekly assessment by our therapeutic team
- One-on-one sessions with your counsellor
- Cognitive pre-admission and follow-up with psychologist Dr Gideon De Wit (Scorecard – by Why Addicted)
- Specialized addiction doctor appointments with Dr Sonia Fattah, medical & health reports and blood test reports by Pathcare Netcare
- Nutritional advice and supervision by professional Clinical Dietician & Nutrition Consultant Pam Goodman
- Lectures on addiction and relapse prevention
- Weekly meetings (NA, AA, EDA, OA, SLA, LA, GA)—12-step programmes with personal sponsor
- Group therapy (Powerless & Damages, Community, Relapse Prevention, Goals group …)
- Outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, city tours …
- Supervised shopping
- Volunteer work such as beach-cleaning, serving in dining rooms …
- Full access to Wi-Fi
Supervision and security
- Drug-free, safe, and quiet environment
- 24/7 supervision and security on site
- Supervised transport (airport pick-up and drop-off)
- Weekly or ad-hoc alcohol and drug tests
The Team :
Director & Addiction Specialist
Financial & Managing Director
Gideon de Wit
Gideon started his career as an open-mined, progressive minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Cape Town. His public-speaking skills were legendary, and he invested much of his time in supporting the less privileged. However, counselling and creating life strategies were always his true love. With three university degrees in his pocket, he continues to perfect his passion and is currently accredited by Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Gallop, and Organic Scorecard.
Dr Sonia Fatah
Sonia is a medical practitioner from Canada who now lives and practices medicine in Cape Town. She has extensive experience in working with addiction and understands the severity of the issue completely.
Pam has been working in the rehabilitation field for over 26 years. She is the founder of Imani, the first Secondary Care for eating disorders in Cape Town. Pam really is a hands-on counsellor, having completed a wide range of courses, from HIV to grief and trauma counselling to group work. She’s a registered nurse and has UK accreditation in addictions.
Relapse Prevention Counsellor
Ruby Weber has worked in the addictions field for the past twenty years. She holds both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Psychology and a Masters’ degree in Criminology, Law and Society, with these degrees being conferred by Wits University, The University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) respectively. In addition, she was trained by the founder and team of Spirit2Spirit Trauma Healing (based in Florida, USA). She brings a depth and diversity of both theoretical knowledge along with practical implementation skills related to individual and group healing; that meet at the intersection of trauma and addiction. Ruby has held both operational and clinical positions at in-patient and out-patient treatment settings in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. She is passionate about facilitating personal growth through the application of recovery-based skills-sets to counter ‘old’, self-defeating ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in the world.
Tania has been in recovery for nine years and has been working as a recovery assistant for seven years. Her passion for saving lives comes with her story to survive drug addiction in every way possible. Not only is she a recovering drug addict but also in recovery from an eating disorder.
Liesl has been working in addiction treatment facilities for 18 years as a counsellor and has been in recovery herself from substance addiction for over 19 years. She has experience with dual diagnoses and has worked in addiction treatment as well as in an eating disorder unit. She is an understanding, empathetic, insightful counsellor with a firm understanding of addiction. She believes that rapport and trust are fundamental in facilitating change within a client. She believes in the disease concept as well as the underlying issues that may trigger one. Traumas, a struggle to emotionally regulate and not being able to have authentic needs met are all challenges that those with addiction struggle to address and Liesl works extensively in allowing the client to obtain skills and insights into these issues.
Mphatso is a wonderful person driven by good will and hard work. Mphatso keeps the house clean and brings that extra warmth every day. She shows us every day how perseverance is practiced in real life, making our sober house in Cape Town all that more homely.
Fred is our resident house-keeper. He fixes anything, makes beds, cleans, carries the guest’s bags, does guest’s laundry, and offers support – always with a ready smile and a willingness to help in any way he can. He has a lovely disposition which fits in perfectly with the energy we have in the house, and we are lucky to have him as part of our team.
Our Rooms :
South Africa :
Recovering in a safe environment is the most successful way to overcome addiction—we’ve experienced it first-hand ourselves. A tranquil, secure, and anonymous safe haven minimizes the triggers of your addiction, although it doesn’t eliminate them completely.
South Africa has a lot to offer. An excellent climate, beautiful natural reserves, beaches, and mountains. It’s like a breath of fresh air for those who are longing for just that. Liberty Home is in a magnificent, peaceful setting that allows you to blank out the noise of daily life.
We’re located in an upmarket—and secure!—area of Cape Town, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Liberty Home is locked down and continually secured by armed response services that patrol the neighbourhood for the safety of our residents.
All amenities are easily reachable. We have hospitals, doctors, shopping malls, the ocean, and gyms nearby.
If you’re looking for help, don’t be discouraged by the distance. We take care of all logistical arrangements, from the very beginning until you’re set to go back home. We provide all airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
Make an Enquiry with Us :
By going through our site, you’ve took the first step. Now it’s time to take the second: contact us for more information on our programme. Ask yourself:
- Do you feel your addiction has gotten the better of you?
- Do you recognize signs of addiction in a friend, spouse, child, or family member?
- Do you feel isolated, thinking no one can possibly grasp what you’re going through?
- Do you know deep down that things need to change, but it seems like an impossible thing to do?
Turn to Liberty Home for the help and guidance you deserve. Contact us, anonymously and without any obligation. The greatest change can start with a simple conversation. Tell us what you’re going through. You’ll soon see that you’re not alone. Together, we can determine what action will get you back on track.