Relapse Prevention aka RPSA Foundation (NPC 2017/530361/08) is a non-profit voluntary organisation of individuals that have been through the harrowing experience of substance use disorders, and many other addiction based issues that have caused perpetual disruption to their lives and well beings and found their way into recovery.
On this platform we share the experiences, expertise and journeys from many people in terms of what they have found helpful in their journey and personal growth.
We saw the collective need to provide first hand unbiased advice to individuals and families of people with substance and behaviour and started documenting, recording and curating content that can be re-used by anyone who needs it.
Our aim is to offer direction and information that enables individuals to permanently break free from addiction cycles and to meaningfully move forward into lifestyles based on recovery that are free from the former torments of abuse and on a path of personal growth and wellness.
Professional volunteers operate advisories and group meetings are channeled through the membership sections of this website.
As many former members of anonymous communities and a wide array of treatment programmes and personal growth backgrounds, we hold many collective viewpoints formed from the basis of first hand experience, and the experiences of many who have gone through addiction and have seen the other side.
The Relapse Prevention Foundation is a registered non-profit entity in South Africa and any proceeds from the interactions of this community are destined for projects that are to enable the healing of our communities.
What we do
While we follow many of the principles of recovery programs which includes the fellowships our online meetings, we are open to and are based upon more modern fact based methods and strategies of recovery. These fact based methodologies of addiction treatment include the key concepts of (CBT) cognitive behavioural therapy, (ACT) acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, life coaching and (CPTSD) complex post traumatic stress disorder, 12 Step recovery ethos and altrenative treatment methodologies conveyed over online courseware.
These topics are introduced in online meetings, as content in our blog and online course and behaviour change programmes on or through this website. Our focus is exclusively on the communities that need help with substance and social related issues and provides low cost access to a wide range of community vetted high quality recovery material.
South Africa as a country is a nation torn by racial divides and deep seated trauma as a past result of generations of psychological abuse. We have a broken youth being raised in broken households with broken family structures and addictions tend only to be a symptom of the deeper underlying perpetual trauma that our nation faces.
The goal of the Relapse Prevention community is to institute programmes on a NON governmental level to begin addressing these divides in meaningful, human to human and caring outreach programmes and services. As non-governmental organisation we are also not bound by the bureaucracy and have the ability to engage with governmental and private sector where we see fit to further the objectives in healing communities in South Africa and to adapt our programme based on the audiences requirements.
The ‘whatever works’ principle
We have no religious affiliations or bias and we do not condone or condemn any association, service or consultancy that is in or not in our network. We act merely as a reinforcing guide and a channel to assist the recovery of individuals that are needlessly caught up in self destructive behaviour patterns.
We operate autonomously
Relapse Prevention is not part of any particular association, group, government or governing body or any addiction treatment facility, service or provider. We do not need or require funding to operate this service and any funds, donations or costs accrued by this service are re-purpoused to develop and grow our services to help people finding their recovery.
Doug Kemp operates as the sole “employee” and heads up all research, courseware and programme management which is donated freely of his time.
Is this for you?
The motivation for joining this site varies from person to person. Either you are wanting to better understand your addiction or the addiction of an individual close to you or just want to learn more about what true recovery actually means.
If that is the case, yes.
The critical shift into recovery is a different for each person and that is why we have curated a process for asking key questions and finding expert and community answers for anythign related to personal recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, chronic stress or simply personal growth. There are many paths into recovery and we would like to help you find one that best suits you in a non-confrontational, non-stigmatised, non-judgemental and unobtrusive personal format.