Relapse prevention is a voluntary organisation of individuals that have been through the harrowing experience of substance use disorders, and many other addiction based issues and perpetual relapses to find their recovery.
We saw the collective need to provide first hand unbiased advice to individuals and families of addicts and alcoholics and took action.
Our aim is to offer direction that enables individuals to permanently break free from addiction and to lead a lifestyles in recovery, free from the torments of abuse and on a path of personal growth.
Professional volunteers operate advisories and group meetings are channeled through the membership sections of this website.
As many former members of Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, 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.
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 cognitive behavioural therapy, (ACT) acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, life coaching and (CPTSD) complex post traumatic stress disorder treatment methodologies.
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.
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 caught up in self destructive behaviour patterns.
We operate autonomously in the spirit of fellowship
Relapse Prevention is not part of any particular association, group, government or governing body or addiction treatment facility. Our focus is exclusively on the addicts and alcoholics and families of those affected, wherever they may be.
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. If that is the case, yes. The cycle of recovery is a different for each person and that is why we have designed a system for asking questions and finding community answers and for forming an addiction path into something that suits you in a non-confrontational format.
We are not interested in interventions; we are interested in you and want you to sign up with a community of like minded individuals that are here to help.
Treatment services located in close proximity to those that are suffering from addiction disorders play a vital role in access to support and the long term rehabilitation of individuals. Our nationwide database includes all government and private care rehabilitation services and our counsellors are trained and able to guide you to the best format of treatment for you.
There has been a lot of research that shows that residential rehabilitation is often one of the best ways to improve from the disorder of addiction as quickly. This has been proven as patients go from “rock bottom” into life long “recovery” in only a few weeks. This is not to say that everyone heals in the same timeframes, but for those who are committed to healing and do enter formal rehabilitation centres, progress is exponentially faster.