ADDRESS CRESCENT OF HOPE 137 Rose Ave, Lenasia Ext 2, Johannesburg, 1821
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8. OUR OBJECTIVES ARE To offer a holistic programme that will provide clients with the best possible chance of long term recovery from drug addiction and dependence. To cater for clients mental, physical and spiritual needs To prepare the client for successful social integration when he leaves the centre To provide primary and secondary prevention services to the community. 9. VISION To develop and provide the most effective vehicle for long term recovery from substance abuse to the Muslim and other communities of South Africa. To assist, encourage and guide those prone to substance abuse to replace this weakness with positive thoughts and constructive action. To assist, encourage and guide the families to accept this weakness in a family member and to support him in his effort to overcome this failing.


1. INTRODUCTION It   is   only   by   the   grace   of   the   Almighty   ALLAAH   that   we   have   been   granted   the   opportunity   to   offer   our   services   to   the   Ummah   (nation)   during   these   trying times   when   there   is   desperate   need   to   uplift   and   rehabilitate   the   community.   We   thank   ALLAAH   for   making   it   possible,   through   HIS   mercy,   to   establish   this centre   under   the   auspices   of   CRESCENT   OF   HOPE   and   to   use   this   centre   as   a   means   of   comfort,   understanding   and   consolation   towards   those   who   are   victims of   a   harsh   and   influential   society.   We   have   been   equipped   to   assist   those   who   are   afflicted   by   drug   dependence,   addiction,   depression   and/or   the   obsession for other substances.  The   approach   we   have   adopted   is   similar   to   the   SALUS   programme   of   spiritual   awakening,   love,   understanding   and   sincerity.      This   concept   is   applied   with respect    for    the    individual,    creative    expression,    mental    stimulation    and    a    physical    exercise    programme    with    a    fundamental    common    constant    viz.    the recognition   and   acknowledgement   of   ALLAAH.      May   HE   give   us   the   strength   and   hikmaat   (diplomacy)   in   our   effort   to   successfully   purge   this   scourge   from within our society.
2. HISTORY OF THE CENTRE   The Magaliesburg Health Centre for drug rehabilitation was acquired by the Crescent of Hope Organisation in 1999 and covers 109, 7421 hectares. Moosa   Nagdee,   one   of   our   executive   members,   was   assigned   to   oversee   the   development   of   the   land   and   buildings   and   to   make   the   place   habitable.   This   was done and the place developed into a perfect place for the treatment of those addicted. His tenure terminated on 28 February 2002. On   the   1st   April   2002   Khalil   Hassim   was   appointed   as   administrator   /   director   of   the   institute   as   this   was   his   passion   and   with   30   years   experience   in   the   field of   counselling   those   addicted   to   drugs   and   other   substances   we   were   confident   of   success.   He   sacrificed   a   senior   position   and   a   substantial   pension   scheme from   his   company,   Protea   Chemicals,   to   dedicate   his   full   attention   to   running   MHC.      Never   was   a   man   more   dedicated   to   his   cause   and   to   pleasing   ALLAAH.     Besides   running   the   entire   programme   at   the   centre,   he   would   travel   all   over   the   country   to   give   the   Jumma   talks   at   various   Masaajid   on   a   regular   basis, incorporating   the   topic   of   substance   abuse   in   our   communities.      He   will   fondly   be   remembered   for   his   kind   and   understanding   manner,   his   impassioned teaching, his quick smile and his ability to make a patient feel accepted. Khalil Hassim finally retired and passed away in April 2007. After   Khalil   Hassim’s   demise,   Rafiq   Mayet   took   over   the   reins.   Rafiq   is   a   progeny   of   Khalil   Hassim.   Trained,   tutored   and   guided   by   him,   Rafiq   has   become   the administrator   and   counsellor   of   the   centre   and   is   proving   his   worth   and   making   Khalil   a   proud   mentor   of   this   gifted   man   who   overcame   much   to   become   an important figure in the recovery and recouping of our addicted compatriots. 3. PREAMBLE   The task of maintaining and improving the institution and facilities available to the patients has been a challenging one as: The   centre   has   been   established   to   serve   the   community   and   not   for   profit   as   the   organisation   governing   the   centre   is   a   NON-PROFIT   ORGANISATION ESTABLISHED ESPECIALLY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY FOR THE PLEASURE OF ALLAAH. The cost per patient has been kept to a minimum. We endeavour to make this centre affordable to the poor and needy in every way possible. We   have   over   the   years   successfully   created   a   secure   and   comfortable   environment   at   the   centre,   where   the   main   focus   is   the   wellbeing   and   rehabilitation   of the client. We make Shukr to ALLAH for guiding us in the right direction and ensuring that we serve HUMANITY for HIS pleasure only. We   also   owe   eternal   gratitude   to   the   members   of   the   community   who,   over   the   years,   have   made   countless   sacrifices   and   contributions   towards   the development   of   the   centre.      ALLAAH   has   surely   blessed   our   Ummah   with   great   hearts.   We   pray   that   they   be   rewarded   abundantly   for   their   selfless   charity   and should always be remembered in our Duas (prayers). 4. FOREWORD Magaliesburg   Health   Centre   was   established   with   the   goal   to   serve   humanity   by   offering   relief   and   rehabilitation   for   those   people   that   have   found   themselves trapped   in   the   world   of   drugs   and   addiction   and   has   a   true   desire   to   escape   from   this   addiction.   Our   objective   here   is   to   firstly   help   a   person   to   discontinue the   use   of   whatever   drug   they   may   have   become   addicted   to   and   supply   them   with   the   necessary   skills   to   remain   off   drugs.   We   use   the   international   12–Step programme   that   most   rehabilitation   centres   utilize   worldwide.   We   have   modified   it   to   an   Islamic   concept.   One   of   the   first   steps   which   are   covered   is   to   accept that   recovery   is   only   possible   with   the   help   of   ALLAAH   (a   higher   power)   thus   the   majority   of   our   programmes   and   schedules   (Amaals)   help   bring   people   closer to Him. 5. CONTACT DETAILS The contact details at the centre The contact details at the head office Telephone 076 048 4038 Telephone 011 854 1809 / 011 852 7370. Fax 086 610 5190 Fax 011 852 1509 / 086 661 3159 Cell phone 083 653 8788 Cell phone   082 268 2020 Physical Address Portion 21 Rietpoort 395JQ Physical Address 137 Rose Avenue, extension 2 Lenasia 1827 Postal address P. O. Box 195 Vlakdrift 0342 Postal address P. O. Box 1635 Lenasia 1820 E-mail E-mail Website Website and click on Our Projects then Chose rehabilitation Centres then click Magaliesburg. 6. MISSION STATEMENT The   Magaliesburg   Health   Centre   (MHC)   is   a   substance   abuse   rehabilitation   centre   serving   the   Muslim   Community   of   South   Africa   as   well   as   the   wider   South African   community.   It   is   a   faith-based   organisation   and   Muslim   religious   practices   are   followed.   Any   male   person   of   any   faith   will   be   welcomed   but   will   have   to attend   our   programmes.   His   religion   and   practices,   however,   will   be   respected.   We   are   not   admitting   females   to   the   Magaliesburg   centre   but   have   opened another   centre   especially   for   females   at   De   Deur   Estate   near   Roshnee.   The   centre   at   De   Deur   will   run   on   the   same   principles   as   the   Magaliesburg   Health Centre. Our   therapeutic   intervention   is   based   on   professional   values   and   proven   research   as   well   as   a   firm   belief   in   the   client’s   right   to   self-determination.   At   present our interventions include the following: Multidisciplinary assessment and development of an individual recovery plan. Cognitive behavioural intervention. Person centred therapy both individually and in a small group setting. Factual information and classes about addiction and related topics. Life skill training. Family unification support and counselling. A Minnesota model based twelve step rehabilitation programme. Aftercare services and liaison with rehabilitation centres in other towns to support clients from elsewhere. Follow up calls and research. 7. PERIOD AND COST OF INTERNMENT The   recommended   period   is   a   full   six   (6)   weeks   i.e.   42   days.   Please   phone   the   centre   to   find   out   what   the   cost   of   this   internship   is.   This   includes   3   meals   a   day, counselling,   one-on-ones,   accommodation,   washing   of   clothes   etc.   It   does   not   include   cigarettes,   cold   drinks   and   other   luxuries.   These   can   be   bought   from   the tuck   shop   run   at   the   centre.   It   does   not   include   medical   cost   –   if   needed;   visit   to   psychiatrist,   doctor   and   other   medical   emergencies   will   have   to   be   paid   for   by the   patient’s   family.   Medication   prescribed   by   the   house   doctors   for   the   patient   must   be   handed   over   to   the   nurse   for   administering   the   required   dosage   on   a daily basis. Under no circumstances may the medicine be given to the patient himself. It   sometimes   becomes   inevitability   to   admit   a   patient   for   less   than   the   required   period.   This   can   only   be   arranged   with   the   administrator   in   conjunction   with the counsellor if at all possible. The time period and the fees will be adjusted accordingly. If   a   patient   needs   more   time   than   the   recommended   period,   the   extended   time   period   must   be   arranged   with   the   administrator   with   the   recommendation   of the counsellor. The additional fees required will be charged on a pro rata basis. There is a charge levied on the initial counselling session if the patient is not admitted. Money paid for the period of internment is not refundable. The patient will have to pay for all drug tests done while he is at the centre. For long term admission please refer to the paragraph on LONG TERM ADMITTTANCE.  
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10. TOWARDS THESE OBJECTIVES OUR TREATMENT PROCESS INCLUDES A multi disciplinary therapeutic team including social worker, nursing sister, counsellors and Imaam. Our   clients   often   carry   heavy   emotional   burdens   and   guilt.      We   therefore   offer   personal   counselling   on   a   one   on   one   basis   to   address   emotional,   social   and psychological problems The multi disciplinary team takes part in the development of an individualised recovery and action plan with each client. Since   our   clients   are   often   physically   drained,   we   do   a   full   medical   examination   and   monitoring.      This   is   combined   with   daily   administration   of   vitamins   to improve nerve growth, speed up detoxification, and repair the physical damage drugs have done to the body. Group   interaction   and   counselling   is   lead   on   a   daily   basis   by   the   Social   workers   and   counsellors.   This   encourages   clients   to   have   constant   awareness   of their emotional and physical status, and to share issues as they arise in stead of isolating the self. Life skills classes are run by the Social worker on various topics including: Self acceptance and responsibility Anger management Realisation of harm and forgiveness Communication for a successful marriage Self appreciation Brainstorming Johari’s window assessments Planning Trigger identification and the relapse cycle Relapse avoidance techniques Life cycles and life stages For   the   spiritual   wellbeing   of   clients   our   Imam   runs   daily   madressa   classes   including   reading   and   teaching   of   the   Quraan   and   practical   Islamic   studies.     Clients from any religion are welcome though, and their religious needs will be accommodated. Aftercare and support groups are already in Johannesburg, the East and West Rand. The   patient   will   be   tested   for   drug   usage   when   he   is   admitted   to   the   centre,   after   3   weeks   (21   days)   and   on   the   day   he   leaves   the   centre   –   6   weeks   (42   days). These tests are not included in the cost of internment. 11. OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE To offer a holistic programme that will cater for the addicts mental, spiritual and physical needs. To prepare the addict for eventual social integration. To provide comprehensive primary and secondary prevention services. To redirect the lifestyle of the individual addict and to offer an aftercare support system. Treatment will be provided on a multi – disciplinary basis. The Occupational Therapist and Counsellor will conduct the “Twelve Steps” which is a recognized syllabus for the recovery of addicts. Detoxification and the monitoring of body weights is an ongoing process. The facilities at the Centre are swimming, tennis, soccer, cricket, indoor sports and a gym for exercise. Our daily programme includes one on one counselling, Peer Group Counselling, Spiritual Power Sessions, assignments and gardening. THE BOARD ROOM FOR GROUP SESSIONS WITH PATIENTS AND COUNSELLING OF PATIENTS 12. LOCATION AND LOCALITY The   centre   is   located   approximately   70   km   from   Johannesburg   and   is   situated   in   the   serene   Magaliesburg   area.      The   peaceful   natural   environment compliments   the   work   done   here   and   removes   the   client   from   the   temptations   of   the   city   to   start   his   recovery.   Boards   will   direct   you   to   the   centre   from   the time   you   leave   Magaliesburg,   on   the   Koster   -   Zeerust   road,   right   up   to   the   centre.   Follow   our   signboards   from   approximately   3   kilometres   after   the   turn   off to Koster. 13. REGISTRATION OF MAGALIESBURG AS A HEALTH CENTRE The   centre   is   registered   with   the   Department   of   Health   and   Welfare.   It   is   also   registered   with   Board   of   funders   and   the   Receiver   of   Revenue.   This   allows   us to   apply   for   funding   for   the   patient   through   the   medical   aid   of   the   patient.   It   is   also   registered   with   the   Department   of   Labour.   For   all   inquiries   regarding the   payment   of   the   fees   for   the   patient   or   any   other   financial   implications   regarding   all   the   admission   of   the   patient   please   contact   the   Director   of   the Centre – contact detail given above. 14. ORGANOGRAM & DIRECTORS TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE MEMBERS DIRECTORS OF THE INSTITUTE o Dr Ismail Vally o Dr Ismail Vally o Yusuf Bhamjee o Ismail Kholvadia o Ismail Kholvadia o Mohammed Rafiq Mayet o Dr Ebrahim Chohan o Yusuf Lombard o Yusuf Lombard o Muhsin Motala o Yusuf Suliman o Yusuf Suliman ORGANOGRAM MANAGING DIRECTOR o Rafiq Mayet PROFESSIONAL DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION o Counsellors o Administrator o Social workers o Cook o Nurse o Ground staff o Doctor on call o Cleaning staff o Psychiatrist on call o Handy man o Imam o Security 15. STAFF Centre manager and senior counsellor Mr.   Mayet   has   been   with   the   centre   for   10   years   and   was   trained   as   counsellor   by   Mr.   Khalil   Hassem.      He   left   a   lucrative   position   with   KFC   to   dedicate   his full attention to MHC. Duties:   o Day to day running of the centre and financial management o Family counselling o Personal counselling o Madressa teaching and support of Imaam Nursing sister: Imam and Madressa Usthad Duties: Duties: o Medical examination and care of each patient o Learning and teaching Koran o Psychiatric evaluation of clients when necessary o Madressa classes o Leading group interaction and journal classes o Practical Islamic studies o HIV and AIDS counselling, testing and education o Administration for the centre o Health and dietary education including the physical effects of o Anger management classes.             drugs o Counselling THE SALAAH KHANA AND THE WUDHU KHANA Social worker Counsellors We have qualified social workers at the centre. Duties:   Duties: o Twelve stop programme. o Individual assessment and personal counselling o Group counselling. o Family counselling o Administration o Life skills classes o One on one counselling o Ethics officer We have a Psychiatrist on call. o Development of therapeutic intervention plan We have a medical doctor on call. o Research and follow up We are located near Laratong hospital. University students University   students   studying   Social   Science   are   applying   to   do   their   internship   at   our   centre.   We   receive   numerous   requests   from   the   students   to   do   their practical   at   our   centre.   We   house   them   for   the   period   (which   is   6   months)   they   stay   with   us.   They   are   also   given   board   and   lodging   for   the   period.      The period of practical studies for the student is 6 months. They are paid a token amount for the duration of their stay at the centre. 16. CODE OF CONDUCT As   in   any   other   organisation   or   facility,   we   have   a   code   of   conduct   and   rules   and   regulations.   The   rules   are   created   to   firstly   ensure   the   safety   of   all   the patients,   secondly   to   ensure   religious   ethos   is   adhered   to,   and   lastly   that   government   laws   and   regulations   for   a   rehabilitation   centre   are   met.   When   a person   comes   from   a   lifestyle   of   drugs   and   licentious   behaviour,   they   are   very   often   involved   in   criminal   activities   and   uncouth   conduct.   During   a   patient’s first   two   weeks,   and   occasionally   later   in   programme,   he   will   very   often   test   our   limits   and   on   occasion   break   several   rules.   The   patient   will   then   have   to face   the   consequences.   We   try   to   instil   in   the   person   that   for   every   wrong   action   there   is   a   reaction   or   effect.   Some   examples   of   these   consequences   will   be lock-ups,   no   cigarettes,   privileges   revoked,   visitation   and   phone   call   denied,   etc.   For   each   transgression,   we   have   an   equivalent   consequence.   If   a   patient attempts   to   run   away,   we   rely   on   the   local   police   to   apprehend   the   person.   They   will   then   hold   the   person   in   custody   for   two   to   three   days   before   returning him   to   the   centre.   It   is   an   unfortunate   reality   concerning   any   rehabilitation   centre   that   there   are   people   out   there   that   will   attempt   to   bring   in   drugs,   run away   to   get   drugs   or   to   simply   try   to   run   away   to   escape   their   situation.   To   help   prevent   these   situations   we   do   have   full   time   security   personal   on   the premises   (day   and   night).   Restrictions   are   put   in   place   and   no   patient   is   allowed   to   traverse   at   any   time.   There   is   no   guarantee   that   the   patient   will   not   be able   to   bring   in   drugs   no   matter   how   strict   the   rules   are   and   no   matter   how   thorough   our   searches   are.   But   circumvent   this   we   have   introduced   a   system that a patient is tested three time during his stay at the centre to make sure he did not take any drugs at the centre. 17. FEES AND APPLICATION FOR ZAKAAT Please   contact   the   centre   the   fee   structure   as   we   have   different   packages   for   diverse   requests.   This   process   is   discussed   elsewhere   in   this   document.   The money is payable on the registration of the patient for admission to the centre and before he enters the centre. The following procedure must be followed if a patient is poor and cannot afford the stipulated fees: a) The problem must first be discussed with the administrator of the centre. b) If   approved,   the   patient   must   first   pay   an   amount   of   at   least   half   the   fees   on   registration.   The   actual   amount   –   but   not   below   half   the   amount   –   will   be agreed upon during the discussion with the administrator. c) An application for Zakaat assistance can be lodged with any organisation that the patient is familiar with. d) If the patient wants to lodge the application with COHSA, he must first complete the form supplied by the administrator. e) Attach   a   letter   from   the   Imam   of   his   local   (applicant’s)   Masjid   stating   that   you   are   Zakaatable.   This   letter   must   be   on   the   letterhead   of   the   Masjid   or Jamaat.  f) Submit the application to the administrator. g) THE PATIENT CAN ONLY BE ADMITTED AFTER THE ZAKAAT APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED. h) The patient will be liable for the full amount if he is admitted before the Zakaat has been approved and the application has been turned down. 18. MEDICAL AID The   patient   will   have   to   pay   at   least   half   the   fee   on   admittance   to   the   centre.   The   centre   will   then   help   him   to   apply   for   medical   aid   if   he   is   a   member   of   a medical   aid   society.   On   receipt   of   the   full   amount   from   the   medical   aid,   the   centre   will   reimburse   the   patient   with   the   amount   he   has   paid.   If   the   amount paid   is   less   than   the   fees,   the   shortfall   will   be   deducted   from   the   deposit   and   the   balance   paid   back.   If   the   medical   aid   refuses   the   application,   the   patient   is liable to pay the balance (full amount minus the deposit). We will endeavour to help is any way possible. 19. HOW TO HAVE A PATIENT ADMITTED The following steps will give you a guide on how to have a patient get admitted to the centre. First   make   sure   that   the   patient   wants   to   be   rehabilitated.   This   will   help   in   his   recovery.   It   will   not   help   him   or   anybody   else   if   he   is   forced   to   be   admitted   to the institute. Phone   the   centre   and   make   an   appointment   to   have   the   initial   interview   and   counselling   session.   The   time   stipulated   must   be   adhered   to   and   the   patient must be accompanied by family members. Family members will also have to attend the initial interview. This   counselling   session   can   take   up   to   two   hours   and   a   fee   will   be   charged.   This   fee   will   be   waived   if   the   patient   is   admitted   or   will   be   admitted   at   a   later date. This session will be conducted at the centre in Magaliesburg. All parties concerned must agree to have the patient admitted. The   full   fee   must   be   paid   on   admission   or   if   agreed   upon   by   all   parties   (and   all   conditions   are   stipulated)   a   deposit   may   be   accepted.   If   the   patient   is Zakaatable, he must at least pay half the fee, and submit an application form. Remember the letter from the imam indicating whether the patient is Zakaatable or not (see paragraph 17).  The contact details are given above. Follow all other instruction given here. 20. CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH PATIENTS ARE ADMITTED AND TREATED A person may decide for himself that he needs treatment for his dependence. A family member, doctor, teacher, employer or the court may also refer the patient. When   a   person   comes   to   the   centre,   he   is   initially   assessed   to   see   if   he   is   willing,   ready   and   suitable   to   undergo   treatment.   He   is   also   assessed   to   see   if   he   is medically   fit   to   undergo   such   treatment.   A   written   statement   from   the   medical   practitioner   is   normally   brought   with   the   patient   if   he   is   suffering   from   any ailment. The treatment team also assesses each individual and his problems, and draws up a unique treatment programme to suit the individual’s needs. We have two types of patients: 1. Those   admitted   voluntarily   for   a   period   of   6   weeks   or   as   agreed   to   by   the   team   and   the   individual.   This   period   is   followed   by   a   follow-up   period   at   the aftercare centres. 2. Those    admitted    for    compulsory    treatment    (e.g.    from    the    courts,    doctor’s    order    etc.)    are    not    tied    down    to    any    specific    time    period    but    the recommended 6 weeks still applies. What must be remembered is that although the duration of the treatment may seem long, the drug dependant person has Over the years acquired a lifestyle centring on their addiction. May have already undergone treatment at some other institution.  • Has undergone some other type of treatment that has   been unsuccessful. Has refused to admit that he has a problem. Or   might   still   be   recovering   from   the   physical,   mental,   spiritual,   financial   and   emotional   damage   his   chosen   lifestyle   has   caused   him   over   the years. Please   remember   that   the   staff   at   the   institution   has   a   tremendous   task   as   all   patients   admitted   are   practiced   con-artist   and   will   try   everything   in   his   power   to achieve   his   aim.   He   has   out-smarted   the   people   in   the   outside   world   and   it   is   the   institute’s   task   to   turn   him   about   and   place   him   on   the   right   path.   He   did   not suddenly become an angel when he was admitted. Please keep this in mind when rumours abound about any drug rehabilitation centre. 21. WHAT TO EXPECT ON ARRIVAL When   a   new   patient   arrives,   a   staff   member   will   conduct   a   complete   search   of   his   belongings,   luggage,   and   clothing   and   there   will   be   a   supervised   body search.   This   has   to   be   done,   as   we   are   dealing   with   some   of   the   most   intelligent   and   experienced   people.   On   the   rare   occasions,   something   is   brought   into the   centre   without   our   knowledge.   Due   to   this,   drug   test   are   given   to   the   patients   on   admission.   Two   other   drug   tests   are   given   –   one   after   three   (3)   weeks (half   way   through   his   stay)   and   on   him   leaving   the   centre.   These   tests   will   show   whether   a   patient   has   had   any   drugs   while   at   the   centre.   IF   A   PATIENT   IS FOUND   TO   HAVE   BEEN   ON   DRUGS   AFTER   THREE   WEEKS,   HE   WILL   BE   EXPELLED   FROM   THE   CENTRE   IMMEDIATELY.   Unfortunately   the   costs   of   the   tests   are not included in the fee structure and will have to be paid for. Complete searches of the premises are conducted by our security on a regular basis. For   a   person   to   attend   a   drug   rehabilitation   centre   is   sometimes   a   new   and   scary   experience.      If   you   decide   to   come   to   Magaliesburg   Health   Centre,   you can expect the following: You   will   be   assessed   by   either   the   counsellors   or   the   social   worker   before   being   admitted.      We   accept   only   willing   clients,   since   an   unwilling   client   only causes disruption and negatively impacts on the recovery of other patients. Before   entering   the   centre   itself   you   and   your   belongings   will   be   thoroughly   searched   for   drugs   and   weapons.      Neither   is   allowed   in   the   centre   under   any circumstances and we reserve the right to confiscate and deliver to the SAPS any drugs or weapons found. A room will be assigned to you for the duration of your stay at the centre. You will, within the first day or two, be examined by the nursing sister and meet the rest of the patients and therapeutic team. Everybody must attend the daily programme. You   will   not   be   allowed   to   contact   your   family   during   the   first   two   weeks   of   your   stay.   You   will,   however,   be   allowed   one   phone   call   a   week   after   the   initial period. They will be allowed to call you during the morning period only.  Visiting   day   is   Sundays   between   8   and   5.      Only   family   are   allowed   to   visit.   Visitors   will   be   restricted   to   the   visiting   area   and   will   not   be   allowed   into   the   inner quarters of the centre.  Duration   of   stay   is   6   WEEKS   (42   DAYS).      We   do   not   allow   the   patient   to   leave   the   centre   during   this   period,   unless   an   extreme   circumstance   warrants   a relaxation of this regulation.  Any patient wishing to leave our care against our suggestions will not be held against his will. We will, however, attempt to convince him to stay. A   patient,   who   leaves   the   centre   without   the   authorization   of   his   therapeutic   team,   will   not   be   allowed   to   come   back   to   the   centre   for   a   period   of   6   months following his abscondment. THE PATIENT’S ROOM AT THE CENTRE & NURSE’S CONSULTING ROOM 22. WHAT TO BRING WITH The   patient   will   have   to   bring   the   following   item   with   them.   They   are   responsible   for   belongings   and   the   institute   will   not   accept   responsibility   for   the   loss,   theft or damage to anything belonging to the patients. 1. A copy of the patient’s identity document 2. Bedding for a single bed: blankets, eiderdowns, pillows and sheets. 3. A mug. 4. Toiletries: Shaving kit, toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, hand cream, soap, washing powder for their underwear and socks. 5. 2 bath size towels: please mark it. 6. 1 hand towel – please mark it. 7. 1 pair sandals: - please mark it. 8. 1 pair sand shoes – takkies: please mark it. 9. Warm clothing for winter / casual clothing for summer. 10. A track suit for gym: exercising. 11. 1 alarm clock. 12. Qurtas and topes. 13. All garments including socks must be labelled. 14. A list of all items brought to the centre must be recorded and a copy handed in at the office on admission. 15. Any   medical   check-up,   medical   prescription   etc.   should   be   taken   care   of   before   admission.   The   centre   is   not   responsible   for   this.   Tablets   prescribed   by   the family doctor must be handed over to the nurse on duty. 16. All patients will be required to carry our extra-curricular activities. 23. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE PATIENT The most crucial factor to the treatment of the patient is his own will to succeed and his co-operation. If this is lacking, the treatment will not be successful. That he should adhere to the rules and regulations of the centre.  He is expected to co-operate with the treatment team and other staff members and to become actively involved in his own rehabilitation. 24. AIMS OF THE TREATMENT The main aim of the treatment is to help the patient to Understand both himself and the consequences of his problem. Realise that he can be treated and that he can live a normal life without alcohol and drugs or any other dependency he may be addicted to. Get well again – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Find alternatives to his addiction. Develop a lifestyle free from his addiction. Gain a renewed sense of his own worth. Learn the value of a well-orientated life with good family and other relationships. 25. NATURE OF TREATMENT It   must   be   remembered   that   there   is   no   easy   way,   no   instant   treatment   and   no   miracle   cure   to   rid   the   unfortunate   victim   of   his   dependency   on   drug   or alcohol   or   any   addiction   he   may   be   suffering   from.   Many   people   are   under   the   impression   that   the   sick   patient   can   be   treated   like   any   other   patient   in   the hospital,   i.e.   with   pills   and   injections.   This   extremely   ill   client   has   to   have   a   far   more   profound   treatment,   besides   the   medical   one,   to   rid   him   of   this   ailment. The   treatment   that   he   has   to   endure   has   to   bring   about   an   entire   change   in   his   life.   Have   you   ever   tried   to   change   the   seemingly   unchangeable?   It   is difficult and sometimes very nearly impossible to achieve. This   treatment   must   involve   the   patient   frank   discussions,   family   aid,   family   understanding,   interviews,   counselling   and   an   opportunity   to   think   about himself and his future.  When   a   patient   is   admitted   to   the   centre,   the   priority   is   to   give   attention   to   the   way   he   copes   (with   assistance   and   a   watchful   eye)   on   his   immediate   physical needs. This will include his medical treatment, treatment of his withdrawal and detoxification. As   soon   as   the   patient’s   condition   permits,   the   counsellors   will   have   an   individual   discussion   with   him   to   assess   his   unique   individual   problem.   A   group discussion   with   all   the   patients   follows   to   discuss   general   problems   relating   to   their   addiction.   In   addition   to   the   above   we   also   form   educational   groups and discussions are conducted amongst the patients and staff on a regular basis. A   misconception    People   are   quick   to   judge   a   situation   before   ascertaining   whether   the   information   (gossip?)   they   heard   is   correct   –   and   if   correct,   why   it   was done. The   most   common   information,   that   spreads   exceptionally   fast,   is   that   drugs   are   freely   available   at   the   centre.   That   the   patients   are   getting   drugs   from   the administration at the centre. Firstly   it   must   be   remembered   that   when   the   addict   comes   to   the   centre,   he   has   generally   been   on   drugs   for   a   number   of   years.   Because   of   the   lengthy time   period,   he   most   probably   is   on   more   drugs   than   when   he   started   (e.g.   he   started   using   drugs   once   a   day,   then   it   went   to   twice   or   more   times   a   day, then   –   because   he   does   not   get   the   “kick”   anymore   -   he   increases   the   dosage).   The   drugs   he   is   taking,   and   the   amount   of   drugs   taken,   is   of   such   a   nature that   if   it   is   stopped   immediately,   permanent   physical   and   mental   harm   will   be   done   to   him.   The   taking   of   drugs   cannot   be   stopped   immediately.   He   is   then referred   to   a   medical   practitioner   who   prescribes   the   quantity   of   drugs   to   be   administered,   how   and   when   it   should   be   administered   and   in   what   dosage and   over   what   period   it   should   be   reduced.   The   prescribed   drug   and   the   instructions   are   then   given   to   the   centre.   The   nurse   at   the   centre   now   has   to administer the drug as instructed. All   the   patient   sees   is   that   the   person   is   getting   drugs   and   notice   that   he   is   “high”.   This   information   is   then   given   to   the   visitors   on   visitor’s   day   and   instead   of approaching   the   administrator   at   the   centre,   they   would   rather   spread   this   “juicy   news”.   The   harm   done   to   the   centre   and   ultimately   to   the   addict   is   considerable. PLEASE VERIFY INFORMATION COMING TO YOU REGARDING THE CENTRE BY CONTACTING THE HEAD OFFICE OR THE CENTRE ITSELF. Please   also   remember   that   the   patient   has   been   on   drugs   for   a   long   time.   During   that   time   he   has   become   a   very   good   conman   and   has   learnt   how   to   get   drugs under   any   circumstance.   Also   remember   that   he   will   try   his   utmost   to   get   drugs   into   the   centre   when   he   goes   into   a   withdrawal   or   depression.   That   is   human nature.      Unfortunately   we   find   family   members   and   friends   “helping”   him   by   providing   these   drugs.   Although   we   take   all   precautions   possible,   although   we   have all   security   in   place   and   although   we   preach   the   fact   that   it   is   for   their   own   good,   it   will   sometimes   slip   past   us.   This   then   is   told   to   the   outside   world   and   NOT their friends, NOT their family, but the centre is blamed for this state of affairs.   26. DAILY PROGRAMME Individual   counselling   takes   place   throughout   the   week   on   a   roster   basis.   You   will   usually   see   your   counsellor   4   to   6   times   for   personal   counselling   during your stay. There is a television for evening viewing outside of programme times. Failing to comply with the above will result in appropriate measures being taken. Total dedication and commitment must be given to achieve the full benefit of the above programme. Patients are allowed week-end entertainment at the centre. 27. PROGRAMME Our programme can be broken down into four categories: i. 12-Steps ii. Life Skills iii. One on One counselling and iv. Daily Programmes (Amaals). i. 12 STEPS The   twelve   step   programme   is   an   internationally   used   programme   designed   to   help   the   recovering   drug   addict   find   out   who   they   are,   come   closer   to ALLAAH      (a   higher   power)   and   start   making   amends   for   their   past.   It   is   one   of   the   most   successful   programmes   that   rehabilitation   centres   have   been   using as already mentioned. We have altered the programme to cater for any belief that a person may have, especially for Muslims. ii. LIFE SKILLS Life   Skills   cover   a   very   large   spectrum   of   daily   activities   that   a   person   without   an   addiction   problem   may   take   for   granted.   Some   examples   of   these   are   time management, dealing with stress, relationships, anger management and so on. There are two methods to convey these skills to the patients: The classroom method (work groups) Hands-on practical approach. One of the most commonly found problems with a person suffering from addiction is their inability to deal with everyday events and problems. iii. ONE ON ONES One   on   Ones   are   the   individual   sessions   that   a   patient   will   have   with   our   counsellors.   The   team   consist   of   Counsellors   and   Social   Workers.   The   aim   of having   these   personalized   sittings   is   to   help   the   person   with   intimate   problems   they   may   be   experiencing   and   to   guide   the   patient   through   the   programme. We   have   customized   the   programme   to   cater   for   the   individual.   We   will   be   able   to   determine   whether   a   person   has   a   psychiatric   problem   that   will   need more   specialised   attention   during   this   period.   We   will   evaluate   the   situation   if   such   a   case   should   arise   and,   if   we   cannot   accommodate   the   particular needs of the patient, will refer the patient to the either the psychiatrist or psychologist. The parents / spouse will be informed accordingly. iv. DAILY PROGRAMMES Our   Daily   Amaals   (Programme)   has   been   put   together   to   help   the   recovering   addict   regain   several   attributes   that   they   will   need   to   survive   in   the   world (good   habits,   routine,   discipline).   Although   we   have   based   the   times   around   the   Islamic   Salaah   times   (catering   for   majority   of   patients   we   help),   we   do   not enforce   these   times   on   persons   of   other   beliefs.   What   we   do   encourage   our   non-Muslim   patients   to   do   during   these   times   is   to   practise   there   own religions. After each Salaah, there is either a kitaab reading, Quraan reading or Zikr. 28. RECREATION: Swimming pool Gym centre. Indoor sport e.g. table tennis. Outdoor sport e.g. Volleyball, soccer, tennis etc. Horse riding. Trail walks. Other activities to help the patient overcome the craving for drugs. 29. TYPICAL MENU 30. DISCHARGE BEFORE RELEASE DATE The   centre   is   not   responsible   for   any   person   asking   to   be   released   from   the   centre   before   his   due   date   (before   6   weeks   have   lapsed).   We   always   recommend   that a   patient   stay   the   full   course   as   it   has   been   designed   to   terminate   after   six   weeks   have   lapsed.   Asking   to   be   released   before   this   period   has   lapsed,   means   that the course could not have its desired effect. The   patient   who   is   admitted   for   a   shorter   period   has   either   been   re-admitted   because   of   a   relapse   or   has   made   prior   arrangement   so   that   the   counsellors   could adjust the programme to suit their needs. This is only done under certain conditions. 31. VISITATION Concerning   visitors,   the   centre   does   not   allow   any   visitors   inside   the   precinct.   We   have   provided   facilities,   a   visitor’s   section   and   meeting   area,   where   the   patient can   enjoy   a   day   with   the   family.   Any   packages   and   baggage   brought   to   the   centre   will   be   thoroughly   searched   for   undesirable   items   that   are   prohibited   by management. Parents   can   phone   the   centre   at   any   time   to   make   an   appointment   for   them   to   visit   their   son   or   to   speak   to   the   counsellor.   It   just   is   not   fair   to   rock   up   at   the centre   and   expect   the   counsellor   to   leave   everything   and   to   attend   to   you.   Please   be   considerate   and   phone   a   few   days   before   time   so   that   appropriate arrangements can be made. Sunday are normally set aside for family visitation. 32. HELP AVAILABLE TO THE FAMILY The   patient   is   not   the   only   person   who   needs   assistance   to   stop   this   scourge.   The   family   must   be   helped   too.   They   will   have   to   know   how   to   deal   with   problems that   may   arise   once   the   patients   has   been   discharged.   They   will   need   to   know   and   need   help   to   cope   with   the   situation.   Their   expectations   may   differ   from   that of   the   patient   himself.   The   counsellor,   who   assisted   the   family   when   the   patient   was   referred   to   the   centre,   will   continue   to   do   so   for   as   long   as   the   patient remains   at   the   centre.   If   the   family   stays   in   contact   with   the   centre,   they   can   be   assisted   when   the   need   arises.   As   a   rule   the   patient’s   family   needs   to   be   helped   in the spheres: To develop an understanding of the condition of dependence on alcohol or /and drugs. To develop an understanding of the problems that has led to the patient’s dependence on the drug. To acknowledge and understand the problems that resulted from this dependency. To find ways to bridge the gap between family members, overcome the difficulties and solve these problems to the benefit of all concerned. To   cope   with   the   practical   domestic   problems   that   may   arise,   e.g.   financial,   physical,   mental   strain,   emotional   turmoil,   family   relationship   and   general attitude towards each other. To keep in touch with the centre and advice them of the patient’s progress. To assist the patient in re-adjusting to his drug-free lifestyle. Relatives   are   encouraged   to   join   groups,   such   as   the   After-Care   Group.   These   groups’s   aim   is   to   help   the   dependent’s   family   and   the   protégé   themselves.      It would   also   mean   a   great   deal   to   them   to   meet   others   afflicted   with   the   same   “disease”.   They   now   meet   people   who   are   suffering   with   the   same   affliction   and understand   their   predicament.   This   in   itself   is   a   great   help   to   the   family   and   the   ex-addicted   person   as   they   now   know   that   there   are   others   who   can   ease   their pain and suffering through understanding and sympathy. Please refer to the section AFTER CARE CENTRES to see which centre is closest to you. 33. WHAT YOU CAN DO Relatives   and   friends   are   the   most   important   people   in   the   life   of   the   patient.   They   have   the   greatest   influence   in   his   life.   Unfortunately   the   drugs   and   behaviour has   impeded   this   relationship.   Unpleasant   things   may   have   been   said,   or   done,   or   implied   by   all   concerned   resulting   in   everybody   becoming   desperately unhappy   and   uncomfortable   in   each   other’s   company.   This   leads   to   a   break   in   family   relationship   and   friendship.   Whatever   the   state   of   affairs,   the   rationale   or the   feeling,   the   patient   (maybe   all   parties   concerned)   feels   guilty,   insecure   and   perhaps   resentful.   The   family,   on   the   other   hand,   may   feel   hurt,   bewildered,   angry and disappointed. Here are some hints on what you could do to help: ENCOURAGEMENT It   is   trying   for   the   patient   to   attend   our   centre   and   to   remain   drug-free.   He   may   feel   humiliated.   He   may   be   scared.   It   is   up   to   the   family   to   encourage   him   to do   the   right   thing   and   attend   a   centre   where   he   will   receive   help   to   overcome   his   addiction.   At   this   point   most   of   the   decent   friends   have   already   left   him and   those   that   are   with   him   most   probably   are   doing   the   same   things   he   does   under   the   same   conditions.   Only   his   family   can   be   relied   on   to   rally   to   his aid.   They   have   to   convince   him,   encourage   him,   plead   with   him   or/and   threaten   him   to   be   admitted   to   the   centre,   co-operate   with   the   treatment   team   and think positively about the future. UNDERSTANDING We   will   help   the   patient   understand   himself   and   his   problem(s)   at   the   centre.   Relatives   and   friends,   however,   also   need   to   learn   what   dependency   on   drugs and   alcohol   means   generally.   They   also   need   to   learn   what   it   means   to   the   patient.   Why   people   take   to   drugs   and   how   they   are   introduced   to   this   affliction. What   drugs   normally   does   to   a   person   and   what   the   drug   that   the   family   member   is   addicted   to   is   doing   to   him.   This   you   will   find   on   the   internet   or   in books or, now also available, on CD (DVD). They also show you what can be done to help the patient. This   knowledge   will   help   the   family   to   gain   not   only   a   better   understanding   of   the   patient,   but   also   to   formulate   a   clearer   impression   of   the   possible benefits   of   the   treatment   he   will   receive   or   have   received.      Armed   with   this   information,   the   family   will   now   be   in   a   position   to   support   the   patient   to   the benefit of all concerned. 34. OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTRE Family counselling and guidance. Alcohol and drug awareness. Gambling addiction. Educational programmes, General drug information to the community. Training for potential counsellors. Lifestyle education i.e. preventative educational programmes. After-care services. Long term centre for relapsed patients. Out-patient facilities. Short term booster programme for relapsed patients. Information programmes for parents, teachers, pupils, students, schools, Madaaris etc. 35. AFTER CARE CENTRES 1. Lenasia: Islamic Help Line Information regarding the after care for all addicts, counselling for the abused: Person in charge:  Appa Rehana / Sha Manjoo / Ahmed Hassem Situated at: 34 Cuckoo Street Ext 1 Lenasia (opposite Radio Islam) Telephone: Office hours 011 852 1930 / 011 852 7242 Days of operation: Tuesdays Times of operation: 20h00 to 21h30 2. Johannesburg: Nana Memorial Hall Information regarding the after care for all addicts, counselling for the abused: Person in charge:  Ayesha Huzrook / Yunus Bismillah. Situated at: 65 Foyle Street, Mayfair West Johannesburg. Telephone: 071 202 2141 Days of operation: Wednesdays Times of operation: 20h00 to 21h30 All patients and their parents / spouse / family members need to attend the support and aftercare group for 2 to 3 weeks before applying for admission. Patients   /   parents   /   spouse   /   family   members   MUST   attend   group   meetings   before   (to   prepare   the   patient   for   admission   and   to   find   out   if   he   is   ready   to   be admitted)   during   his   incarceration   (to   help   the   family   prepare   for   his   release   letting   them   know   what   to   expect)   and   after   the   patients   release   (to   help   the   patient and family members cope with the situation as it develops in the future).  36. STATISTICS ON DRUG ABUSE AND ITS EFFECTS 1. First encounters: 2. The path of drugs: a. By the age of 12 he / she would have been offered drugs. a. Majority start with alcohol and marijuana. b. By the age of 12 – 14 he/she would have experimented with drugs. b. Usual course: Alcohol – Marijuana – Ecstasy/LSD – c. Most start with alcohol and then move to weed. Cocaine/Kat – Crack/Heroin. d. Only 10% of the first timers will stop using weed. c. Best way to stop it is at the beginning. d. The further up the path the more difficult to stop.  37. PATIENT DEMOGRAPHICS It   is   the   policy   of   the   institute   to   admit   any   person   irrespective   of   colour,   race   or   creed   to   the   centre   for   as   long   as   he   complies   with   the   rules   and regulations set up above. Approximately 75% of our patients are Muslim. 25% of the patients are from other religions. Although   our   programmes   are   based   on   Islaam,   we   admit   any   creed   or   race   to   the   centre.   They   are   free   to   practice   their   religious   beliefs   while   the   Muslims are practicing theirs. We have approximately 95% non-white (Indian, coloured and black) and 5% white (mostly referred to us by the courts and companies). Only males are admitted to this centre. We do have separate facilities for females at our De Deur Rehabilitation Centre. 38. ANALYSIS OF THE MOST COMMON DRUGS 1. Amphetamines (Tik, Speed, Cat) comes in powder or tablet form. Effects: Upper Comment: Found in most diet pills and supplements due to its ability to increase metabolism. Heart rate will increase with a massive surge of energy Paraphernalia used: Mirrors with white residue on it. Razor blades for chopping lines. Globes for smoking. Small plastic packets. 2. Benzodiazepines (Roche, Rohypnol, Rivitrol) Tablet form – often crushed. Effects: Downer Comment:  used to treat sleep disorder, depression, anxiety and mood disorder. Comes under different names. USED IN DATE RAPE. Paraphernalia used: Blank scripts and empty tablet push out cards. 3. Cocaine (Blow, Coke, Crack, Rocks) White powder Effects: Upper Comment:   More chemicals like drain cleaner, poisons, ratex, speed and heroin can be added to cocaine to make it stronger and more addictive. Paraphernalia used: Glass pipe (to smoke), mirror, razor blades, rolled up notes, small pieces of square plastic. 4. THC (Marijuana, Weed, Spliff, Daga) Green herb plant leave. Effects: Downer Comment: Heads/tip[s of plant dried and smoked.  Become red eyed, mood swings and eat a lot. Paraphernalia used: Rizal (cigarette paper), sieves, pips, eye drops. 5. Methadone (Physeptone) Liquid or syrup Effects: Downer Comment: Found in cough syrup, pain tablets and flu tablets. Paraphernalia used:  None 6. Methylenedioxymethampetamina or MDMA (Ecstasy) tablet in different colours. Effects: Upper Comment:   Extreme   happiness   and   falling   in   love,   excessive   energy,   used   for   clubbing,   after   effect   of   drugs   is   extreme   depression,   low   energy   and inability to sleep. Paraphernalia used:  None 7. Opiate (Heroin, Morphine, Pethadine) White powder Effects: Downer Comment:      Derived   from   opium.   Can   be   smoked,   sniffed   or   injected.   Can   be   mixed   with   daga   or   in   a   cigarette.   Cause   extreme   euphoria   and   a   sense of well being Paraphernalia used:  Tea spoons, syringes, burnt foil, mirrors. 8. LSD (Acid) Small squares of paper or liquid form Effects: Hallucinogen / Upper Comment: Cause hallucination. Drops of liquid or paper usually taken under tongue. Paraphernalia used: None 9. Phencyclidine (PCP, Angel dust) White powder and liquid form Effects: Hallucinogen, Upper Comment: Similar to LSD, cause hallucination. Often mixed with ecstasy. Can be sniffed or injected. Paraphernalia used: None 39. CONCLUSION We   live   in   this   harsh   and   dangerous   world.   Many   people   have   succumbed   to   the   traps   of   drugs,   alcohol   and   crime.   It   is   a   sad   truth   but   no   programme   is   perfect. There   is   no   ‘quick   fix’   for   the   people   that   we   help.   Regrettably,   it   is   impossible   to   get   a   completely   accurate   success   rate   to   verify   any   claims   that   can   be   made. What   may   be   true   today   may   not   be   true   tomorrow   as   one   more   may   have   “fallen   off   the   wagon”   or   one   more   may   have   recovered.   It   would   be   a   dream   comes true   if   you   could   give   a   guarantee   that   a   person   will   never   again   use   drugs,   once   they   leave   here   but   we   cannot.   All   we   can   do   is   supply   a   person   with   the   skills   he will   need   and   to   help   himself   by   increasing   his   faith   in   the   ALMIGHTY.   We   help   them   remember   what   life   was   like   before   his   addiction   and   give   them   the necessary   proficiency   to   lead   a   normal   drug   free   life.   We   can   do   all   these   things   but   eventually   it   will   depend   on   the   individual   himself   to   make   the   treatment   a success. Only he will be in a position to determine whether his life will be drugging free or not after the knowledge he gained at the centre. Our offices:
DETOXIFICATION PROCESS 1. WHAT IS DETOXIFICATION? A   detoxification   programme   is   a   process   where   harmful   substances   that   are   lodged   in   the   human   body   are   removed.   These   substances   can   be   alcohol,   drugs or   any   addictive   substance   that   creates   a   dependency   on   the   constituent.   Although   the   body   tries   to   reject   the   substance,   it   cannot   do   so   as   the   drug   is lodged   in   the   fatty   tissue   of   the   body.   As   the   user   continues   to   use   the   substance,   and   adds   other   drugs   to   it,   the   reserve   of   this   harmful   unwanted   substance builds up over the years. In a drug addicted person’s body, the chemical substances in the drug affects them continuously. Even   after   the   patients   leaves   the   centre   “clean”,   he   still   has   these   substances   in   the   fatty   tissue   which   can   and   will   surface   in   due   course.   This   leads   to   a craving   for   the   drug   and   ultimately   leads   to   a   relapse   of   the   patient   if   he   succumbs   to   it   and   takes   one   more   “just   once”.   He   is   hooked   again.   When   the   toxin is   released   from   the   fatty   tissues,   it   enters   the   bloodstream.   At   this   stage   the   person   experience   a   “high”   that   is   induced   by   the   drug.   PLEASE   NOTE   THAT   ALL DRUGS ARE FAT SOLUBLE. It   becomes   extremely   difficult   and   timeous   to   remove   the   drug   and   its   effects.   It   takes   days   (depending   on   the   severity   of   the   case)   to   flush   out   the   harmful effects   without   the   detoxification   programme.   Now   there   is   hope   that   the   chemicals   deposited   by   the   drug   can   be   removed   in   a   much   shorter   period   of   time and more effectively. It thus allows the addict to recover faster and more efficiently. 2. MHC DETOXIFICATION PROGRAMME. MHC   has   now   in   2016   introduced   the   detoxification   programme.   This   is   in   addition   to   the   programme   we   are   currently   running.   This   purification   process   uses various   vitamins   and   the   patient   has   to   do   intensive   exercises   and   a   sauna   programme   that   induces   the   chemical   substances   to   leave   the   body   through   the sweat   pores   in   the   skin.   The   process   takes   a   number   of   days   but   is   much   shorter   than   the   number   of   days   the   body   takes   to   remove   the   harmful   substance. The   vitamins   used   are   safe   and   helps   to   convert   the   fatty   tissue   into   food   for   the   body.   In   this   manner   the   chemicals   are   flushed   out   of   the   body.   This   method has   proven   extremely   effective.   Recovery   with   this   method   is   more   effective.   We   have   been   doing   the   detoxification   programme   during   2015   to   study   the impact of it on the patient. We are extremely happy with the results. 3. COSTS OF THE DETOXIFICATION PROGRAMME. The   cost   of   this   programme   is   not   part   of   the   initial   programme   itself.   The   patient   or   family   members   must   phone   the   centre   to   find   out   what   the   additional cost   entails   and   whether   this   time   spent   in   this   programme   is   in   addition   to   the   6   (six)   week   programme   as   stated   above.   It   must   be   remembered   that   a programme   needs   a   qualified   nurse   a   separate   facilities   to   house   the   patient   during   this   period.   This   is   due   to   the   fact   the   patient   must   be   under   constant watch because of his reaction to the administering of the medications to counter the effect of the addiction. IBOGAINE TREATMENT 1. THE PROCESS This   process   combats   opiate   withdrawals   and   comes   from   the   root   of   the   plane   called   Tabernanthe   Iboga.   It   combats   addiction   of   substances   which   includes heroin, methadone, methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol and nicotine. 2. EFFECT ON PATIENT Help   the   patient   on   an   emotional   level.   It   merges   the   conscious   and   unconscious   minds.   This   is   known   as   “awakened   dream   state”.   Memories   and   other hidden   happenings   come   to   the   fore.   The   patient   suddenly   gains   clarity   or   understanding   of   all   the   events   that   has   taken   place.   What   must   be   remembered is   that   each   patient   reacts   differently   to   the   administering   of   this   process.   Patients   feel   much   less   discomfort   as   well   as   fewer   symptoms   of   withdrawal.   It combats depression and inhibits the negative thought pattern associated with depression. 3. HOW IT WORKS This   can   become   a   very   helpful   part   of   the   entire   treatment   at   the   rehabilitation   centre.   It   resets   the   mind   and   body   of   the   patient   that   would   otherwise   have taken   days   to   achieve.   It   removes   additive   substances   restoring   the   balance   to   the   patient’s   neurochemistry.   The   memory   of   addiction,   dependency   and craving is erased from the body and mind. This process cannot be done repeatedly and is effective on the first treatment. It is not addictive. This   is   affected   by   Ibogaine   and   its   metabolite   Noribogaine,   which   works   over   the   course   of   a   few   days   to   clean   up   the   body,   restore   neurochemistry   and even   rebalances   such   brain   chemicals   as   dopamine,   serotonin,   endorphins   and   adrenaline   in   their   condition   prior   to   the   onset   of   addiction.   It   will   help   to quickly   erase   the   dependency   and   craving   -   especially   if   combined   with   the   beginning   of   a   new,   healthier   way   of   living.   Ibogaine   travels   to   the   liver   and   then converts into norigaine. It then travels into the fat cells and reduces both the craving and addictive thought pattern. 4. COSTS OF THE IBOGAINE PROGRAMME. The   cost   of   this   programme   is   not   part   of   the   initial   programme   itself.   The   patient   or   family   members   must   phone   the   centre   to   find   out   what   the   additional cost   entails   and   whether   this   time   spent   in   this   programme   is   in   addition   to   the   6   (six)   week   programme   as   stated   above.   It   must   be   remembered   that   a programme   needs   a   qualified   nurse   a   separate   facilities   to   house   the   patient   during   this   period.   This   is   due   to   the   fact   the   patient   must   be   under   constant watch because of his reaction to the administering of the medications to counter the effect of the addiction.  LONG TERM ADMITTANCE After   the   patient   has   completed   your   6   (six)   week   programme   and   he   feels   that   he   would   like   to   stay   for   another   shorter   period,   he   should   discuss   this   with the   counsellor,   director   and   Social   Worker   to   get   the   feasibility   of   the   extra   time   he   feels   he   requires   to   recoup.   Alternatively   if   the   Social   Worker,   Counsellor or   director   feels   that   the   patient   would   benefit   from   spending   more   time   at   the   rehabilitation   centre,   he/she   should   discuss   this   with   the   patient   and   family. He   should   also   discuss   this   with   his   family   or   responsible   person   to   determine   whether   it   will   be   affordable.   Staying   a   longer   period   will   entail   that   charges   be levied   on   the   extra   time   spent   at   the   centre.   The   director   will   determine   the   costs   involved   as   this   will   be   determined   by   the   length   of   the   stay   and   the required   terms   of   incarceration.   Magaliesburg   has   built   extra   rooms   for   this   purpose.   This   section   will   also   be   used   for   patients   having   relapsed   and   want   to come   to   the   centre   for   a   booster   and   time   away   from   the   community.   The   period   and   cost   will   be   determined   by   the   request   of   the   patient,   his   sponsor   and the director at the centre. AND ALLAAH KNOWS BEST
INDEX 1. Introduction 2. History of the centre 3. Preamble 4. Foreword 5. Contact details 6. Mission statement 7. Period and cost of internment 8. Our objectives 9. Vision 10. Towards these objectives our treatment process includes 11. Objectives of the centre 12. Location and locality 13. Registration of Magaliesburg as a health centre 14. Organogram & directors 15. Staff 16. Code of conduct 17. Fees and application for Zakaat 18. Medical aid 19. How to have a patient admitted 20. Conditions under which patients are admitted and treated 21. What to expect on arrival 22. What to bring with 23. What is expected of the patient 24. Aims of the treatment 25. Nature of treatment 26. Daily programme 27. Programme 28. Recreation. 29. Typical menu 30. Discharge before release date 31. Visitation 32. Help available to the family 33. What you can do 34. Other services provided by the centre 35. Aftercare centres. 36. Statistics on drug abuse and its effects. 37. Patient demographics 38. Analysis of most common drugs. 39. Conclusion DETOXIFICATION PROCESS 1. What is detoxification? 2. MHC detoxification programme. 3. Cost of detoxification.     IBOGAINE TREATMENT 1. The process. 2. Effect on patients 3. How it works 4. Cost of the Ibogaine Programme.   LONG TERM ADMITTANCE 1. What it entails.     GUIDE TO PARENTS 1. This will be published in a separate booklet.