The Full Circle Recovery Programme includes detoxification, in-house treatment, family sessions, family accommodation, a halfway house, aftercare services and outreach programmes.
The client is assessed on their social, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual and physical circumstances.
The intervention phase consists of individual and group therapy sessions, which include interactional analysis group therapy, structured group therapy, lectures and social skills development groups.
The reintegration phase includes an in-house family participative session and the introduction to support fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Recreation facilities.
- Communal lounges.
- Snooker room.
- TV/DSTV in communal areas.
- Dining room.
- E-media centre.
- Village shop.
- Transport to hospitals in close proximity.
Help those who can’t help themselves
Broken, battered, emotionally shattered;
Lonely, afraid, so many debts unpaid;
Hopeless, lost, such a terrible cost.
The shadow of the man I’d been;
I come to Wedge Gardens so much to redeem.
Food, shelter, life no longer a skelter;
Therapy, medication, s new realisation.
Compassion, care, allows me to dare,
Have hope, faith, dreams and courage.
For dedication and efforts so often unsung;
Thank you Wedge Gardens, for all you have done.
The shadow has gone!
– left anonymously for SANCA Wedge Gardens staff –
This is a letter written to SANCA Wedge Gardens staff by Michael, whose father underwent successful treatment at the treatment centre:
“Thank you to everyone at Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre who has played a role in the recovery that my dad is experiencing.
Alcohol had a devastating effect on our family for over 25 years. Apart from the ‘life’ wasted from my dad’s side, I am slowly coming to realise some of the effects his drinking had on our lives as well, and it is people like you who have given us hope again.
The Wedge Gardens’ team has taken such a load off us and given him so much direction, that I truly believe he has a great chance of joining the ranks of those who can honestly say they have overcome this killer disease. He is already at 7.5 months sobriety.
I had been praying for years for a solution to this and eventually the Lord led us to Rand Aid’s Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre. I believe it was in His perfect time and perfect will.
Thank you again for the many hours you spent counselling us, without which I feel our chances would have been halved. You have given us all the courage to talk openly about our feelings and this has led to a point where I feel we can support each other in this time.
I am sure that sometimes you feel what you are doing is a thankless job and that you are fighting a losing battle, but please remember that every now and again you will win, you will save lives and families. Thank you again and may God bless you all beyond your wildest dreams for the impact you have had on our lives and that of many other strangers.”