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 Subject :Half-way House???..
2016-05-31 21:06:47 
Joined: 2016-04-27 18:27:38
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Location: Cape Town

The addict in my life is my brother. He's currently in rehab and doing it for himself this time. Yes, sadly this isn't the first time. But I think he’s finally hit that rock bottom and I’d like to believe him this time. I've also been to 2 Nar Anon meetings and found it most insightful. Looking forward to my next one. Anyway, he is coming out within the next few days and really doesn’t want to go back to where he’s been staying because of various reasons. And I don’t blame him. As it’s very short notice, I was wondering if anyone had any info on affordable half-way houses in Cape Town where he could go in the interim please. Many thanks.

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 Subject :Re: Half-way House???..
2016-06-03 09:36:04 
Joined: 2012-09-18 18:31:31
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Hi Harley.

So glad you have found assistance for yourself at a Nar-Anon meeting. Not sure of any halfway houses, however want to strongly suggest you request he attend NA meeting every day if possible.

When my son came from rehab, we did not have the option of moving to another area. He got exposed to the 12 Steps in rehab and we had been attending Nar-Anon for 2 months before his release. We both understood the program and sat down to agree on boundaries whereby he was more than willing to distance himself from old friends, guard against attending old hangouts AND to attend NA as part of his commitment to maintaining his serenity.

Although he found doing 90 in 90 too difficult (many addicts try to to 90 meetings in 90 days at the beginning to kick start developing positive habits) he was more than willing to do 5 in 7. We agreed to maintain those boundaries for 6 months and it became the foundation on which the tools for his recovery was based.

Sorry I cannot assist with info on half was houses. I would suggest speaking to rehabs if you still need info. They should know but I believe NA is a great start.

Always remain hopeful.


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