Hi there. By clicking on this site, you’ve decided it’s time to overcome your addiction. Rest assured, you’re not on your own. Our professional and experienced rehabilitation team is 100% behind you. We understand that addiction thrives in isolation. But by working together in a safe, nurturing family environment like Liberty Home, you can overcome your habit. Many people have succeeded. And, so can you. Let’s work together to create a new way of life. Not only for yourself, but for your loved ones, family, and friends as well. By reading this brochure, you’re set to take the first step towards recovery. We’re happy to welcome you into the Liberty Home family.
What is Addiction ?
Addiction too often remains taboo. Let’s start by saying this: You are not weak, or lacking willpower. You are not useless or feeble. Addiction is an illness, a symptom of underlying and often complex issues. It’s an illness that can take over every aspect of daily life, get out of hand and result in incarceration, mental disorders, or even death. Society—and maybe even you—might think that your addiction is the core problem. However, it’s too often a temporary solution to cope with other problems that must be addressed. If not, your addiction will remain the central point of your life, eventually destroying it. Knowing that, recovering isn’t just a matter of putting an end to your substance abuse. It’s about achieving a fundamental change in mindset and behavior. If left untreated, addiction will undoubtedly lead to a constant struggle with yourself. It will have you living in isolation, stripped from financial resources and meaningful relationships. It’s time to step up. However, only you can do that. Once you have, we will be right beside you to guide you on the road to recovery.
Liberty Home is not like any other recovery clinic. We go beyond the clinical approach, offering a safe and nurturing family environment in a home in Lakeside—an upmarket and tranquil neighborhood in Cape Town. Liberty Home is perched on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains, overlooking the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve. You are supported by a team of experienced professionals at all times. Our goal is as simple as it is complex: preparing you for a clean and serene life with sustainable results in the long term. Doing away with denial is the first step, followed by a reintegration plan that maximizes your chances of a full recovery.
When suffering from substance abuse, you feel isolated from society, misunderstood, and lonely. Our safe haven, with a strong family atmosphere, counters this feeling. It empowers you and stimulates you to take responsibility in daily life. It teaches you to live together and respect the privacy of your peers. From meetings and outings to doing the simplest of tasks such as cooking and chores, everything is done as a group. We don’t rely on scripted methods of recovery. At Liberty Home we believe in teaching, guiding, and learning by example, in all honesty. We try to show you that getting clean and living drug-free is not only achievable; it can be done happily.
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.
Overcoming addiction is more than just putting an end to your substance abuse. The outside world is full of temptations and possibilities. The core of your rehabilitation success is a fundamental shift in lifestyle and behaviour. Liberty Home creates a safe environment; however, we keep it as close to reality as possible, to minimize the risk of relapse when you return to your trusted environment.
Liberty Home’s Programme
Liberty Home offers tailored treatments for a wide range of addictions. Our team of highly qualified social workers and experts-by-experience guide you in the language that fits you best: English, Dutch, French or Afrikaans.
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:
We’ll be honest: overcoming addiction isn’t a stroll through the park. However, our multifaceted programme assures you of optimal guidance and support throughout your recovery. We specialize in various forms of psychological treatment, namely Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Trust is what keeps our team and community together. We are ardently focused on helping you achieve a realistic reintegration into your original environment and community. For that, we need you to act. Only talking doesn’t cut it. Re-integration requires commitment, effort, and hard work. If you’re up for it, we promise to support you in every way we can.
Here’s what you can expect :
Therapeutic activities and leisure go hand in hand. Every effort deserves a recreational experience that allows you to unwind, grow, shine, and achieve results that make you stronger. Of course, our home is supervised at all times to guarantee that every participant has the safe environment he or she requires.
- 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 :
Morgane has seen her shares of addiction. She overcame multiple habits such as alcohol abuse, eating disorder, and intimacy disorder. Not wanting to come out with her addictions in her home country, she sought help in South African rehabilitation clinics. Today, it’s her mission to help people with addiction around the globe. Apart from being a motivated and experienced personal trainer, Morgane is currently getting her psychology degree at the University of Cape Town after achieving degrees in Business Finance and Sciences & Economics.
Gideon de Wit
Life Coach & Psychology
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.
Nutritionist, Nurse, Addiction and General Counsellor
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.
Addiction & Trauma Counsellor
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 :
At Liberty Home we have both shared rooms and private rooms. Lovely large rooms with comfortable beds, nice linen and some with an en-suite (6 bathrooms in total). Two rooms have three in a room, whilst most have two beds or are private. You can make a request for a certain room, and depending on availability we will do our utmost to accommodate you, but naturally that is not always possible. Men and women are in separate rooms, and where possible, in separate wings of the house.
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.