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 disruption to their lives and well being and found recovery.
We saw the collective need to provide first hand, unbiased help to individuals and families of people with substance and behaviour issues 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 is free from the former torments and on a path of personal growth and wellness.
The Relapse Prevention Foundation is a registered non-profit entity in South Africa and any proceeds from the interactions of this community are channelled into projects destined for healing wider communities in South Africa.
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. As a non-governmental organisation, we are also not bound by the bureaucracy and have the agility to engage with both governmental and private sector where we see fit to further the objectives in healing communities in South Africa.
What we do
We follow many of the principles from a variety of recovery programs that are based on up-to-date fact-based methodologies and strategies for personal recovery.
This includes the foundational concepts of (CBT) cognitive behavioural therapy, (ACT) acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, life coaching and recovery from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). The foundation is also open to alternative treatment methodologies provided they meet fact-based outputs.
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-purposed to develop and grow our services to help people finding their recovery.
How can you be involved?
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.
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.
As an independent non-profit organisation, we are self-funded and supported only through your donations. If you would like to accelerate and grow this initiative through funding, please see donation account details below.