“When I came into Inner Peace I was messed up weighing only 68KG and looked terrible due to my drug use. I then got stuck into the programme and started my process of recovery; I did all the work that was presented to me alongside the MRT programme. After sometime I was moved unto the secondary phase of the programme where I was given responsibilities and developed leadership skills. Overall I thank Inner Peace for all the help and support, I am now a totally changed person and had a lot of fun in the process.”
“After Multiple stints in rehab I had lost hope in the possibility of obtaining the recovery I saw in others, my stay at Inner Peace has not only given me the freedom from active drug abuse but a new outlook and way of life. Today I live a life worth living thanks to the MRT Programme run at Inner Peace.”
“I am eternally grateful to Inner Peace for giving me a home to find myself and to learn the life skills that are necessary for me to live a great life!”
“Arriving at Inner Peace I felt lost and afraid, a hopeless wanderer, searching for relief from the demons I twisted for myself. For a long time my way of going about life was in the quickest and easiest manner. Lazy and self-centred, all I wanted was instant gratification in order to feed my own egotistic desires, an easy way out, a quick solution to any problem. I was willing to do anything it took so as not to face the suffering and pain I inflicted on myself and onto others. I have learnt at Inner Peace that in order for me to beat my addiction I will have to practice patience, discipline and forgiveness, realising that time heals all wounds, emotional and physical. I have learnt that my substance use disorder is an enduring battle, but also that with each day I am sober, I gain added strength to take on my challenges and attain my goals. Inner Peace has given me the opportunities and tools to live a fulfilled life for me and my loved ones. I am honouring these gifts daily.
Lies and deceit remained a big disposition of mine for many years, so much so that I became a master manipulator at a very young age. Guilt and shame fueled my dishonesty and with this created various masks that I wore to cover my identity. Lying to myself and to others, I had destroyed my inner self. From day one at Inner Peace, honesty was imparted on me, this honesty became the foundation of my journey to recovery. Being honest with myself about the fact that I didn’t have all the answers, that I need assistance, that I did live a life of disloyalty, I learnt that no matter how big or small, a lie is a lie. I now welcome the fact that I do need to be held accountable by rules within my environment, this builds trust inside me and others.
“Do the next best right thing and the next best right thing happens”. A beautiful motto to which I now live by. For me there is no greater feeling in knowing that I am doing the best for myself here and now and for my future, this gives me motivation to keep on moving forward in my recovery, a self-worth that was absent in my life. In being truly appreciative for what I have, I no longer play the victim, I can now focus on my positives and realise that I have a lot to live for. I live in service of myself which in turn allows me to be in service of others, I do so by sharing my newly found knowledge, to give back to my community in any which way possible whether it be serving someone a warm meal or even just a warm smile. Helping others gives me determination and a true sense of joy.
Love, an extremely expressive word, a complex emotion which until recently I never truly understood, I have learnt now that love is an action too and that actions do speak louder than words. I allegedly love my enemies, yet I persecute them, how can I do so when for many years my own worst enemy was the man in the mirror, myself. Through showing love for myself, I am no longer the enemy, I believe now that I am an individual with purpose and value. Compassion for myself has lifted the guilt and shame off my neck, liberating me of pointless baggage, this has been one of the many valuable lessons I have learnt at Inner Peace. Another skill I have learnt is to be mindful of my environment and the people in it, mindfulness is a way of life for me, an important part of my being, without mindfulness, all else will fail. Being mindful of myself and of others has given me the ability to make wise mind decisions from an emotional and rational point of view, I use mindfulness to check-in with myself thus identifying my emotions for what they truly are, making it easier to process and regulate through challenging situations I may encounter, realising that I need not shy away from my emotions; I embrace them for I know that emotions no longer influence my actions.
At Inner Peace we have a set routine of waking up every morning before 07:30 which allows us enough time before we eat breakfast to complete our house duties and settle down for various therapy sessions and activities. With this structure in place, we develop valuable skills and gain stability that has been missing in our lives. In order for me to live my life with healthy habits, I want stability, thus giving me more control over my day, and to help alleviate any unwelcome surprises and worries that might jeopardise my recovery process. One of my favourite activities at Inner Peace is to do physical exercise, while in active use of substances, I neglected my body and health tremendously. I am proud of the way my body looks today; it is my temple that I care for, I have learnt to respect my body, to not destroy it and to not let anything else destroy it, I am mindful of what goes into my body, for my body and mind deserve only the best.
My time at Inner Peace has been a rebirth for me, like a lamb that was lost, but now is found. I believe in a higher power; I believe that I have no right to judge myself or others erroneously. I believe it is fate that has brought me to Inner Peace, I now accept the things in my past that I cannot change, and I pray for the strength to change the things that I can. I have faith in the knowledge I have received and faith in my abilities for I am truly living my life and not only surviving in it. My God sees my actions when nobody else does. My God hears my thoughts when nobody else can. My God guides me when nobody else will. I am blessed to have found God once again and this gives me Inner Peace.”
“Inner Peace gave me a second chance at life. After my 3 months of being a patient I was brought on board and joined the Inner Peace team as a student. They have since then only supported me and my studies in the field of substance abuse and in psychology. I am eternally grateful for my Inner Peace family.”
“Being part of the Inner Peace family is an absolute privilege and honor. The amazing transformations I have seen in patients are mind blowing.”
“Inner Peace has given my life purpose and meaning.The support I have received from Johan the clinical director is the support I have been searching for now for years.Thank you Johan and Inner Peace for welcoming me into your recovery family.I cannot put into words what my program has meant to me along with your acceptance.You made me believe in ME again. xxxxx”
“Inner Peace is the leading treatment centre in South Africa in terms of offering an evidence based recovery program for the treatment of GHB addiction which is becoming an epidemic in South Africa,and is presently misunderstood in the medical field.
Not only is their area of expertise GHB addiction,but also all other substances of abuse.
Inner Peace is saving lives in an area of addiction that is very misunderstood at the moment in other rehabilitation centres in South Africa at present.”
“An Awesome facility with experienced staff that go the extra mile to deliver an cost effective service based on each individual’s needs.”
“I love Inner peace. It changed my life.”
“Inner Peace saved my life before I even knew it was worth saving.”
Without Inner Peace I would not be sitting here this evening writing this.
I am now a better father.
I am now a better son.
I am now a better brother.
With sincere love and gratitude to Inner Peace.”