SHARP stands for Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme. We offer a three-month programme for the rehabilitation of people suffering from addiction. This is any kind of addiction; from alcohol to drugs and even sex. When we talk about drugs we mean: cocaine, heroin, marijuana, crystal meth and prescribed medications such as tranquilizers, painkillers and sleeping tablets, otherwise known as benzodiazepines.
The three month programme (in-patient) is broken down into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary (halfway house), each for a period of 28 days. During this period the client receives: one-on-one therapy with a social worker; step-work counselling with a counsellor who is in recovery ( up to ten years clean or more); recovery coaching; trauma counselling with a clinical psychologist; daily attendance of NA/AA meetings; workshops and lectures; monthly excursions such as hikes; music therapy; arts and crafts and gardening.
*Jasmine is recovering from an addiction to sleeping pills. Here she talks about a year of recovery and her recent relapse.
“I am not an everyday drug user; I use sleeping tablets every three to nine months. I use to escape feelings I don’t like. I take two and then take the rest - I usually can’t remember much after that.