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Newly established in 2009, Namaqua Treatment Centre is an alcohol, drug and psychological treatment centre, situated on a wine farm in the Lutzville (Namaqualand) area. If required, the detoxification process will be done at the Vredendal Hospital, afterwards the patient will go to the secondary in-patient treatment programme on the farm in Lutzville.

Treatment is based on the Psychological Therapeutic Model, which holds that the addiction is a symptom of underlying emotional problems and if the most probable cause of the addiction is not identified, no meaningful prognosis is possible. Our intention is not to re-invent the wheel, but we work eclectically by using the well-established Step-Programme known and used worldwide.

:: our philosophy is guided by the Southern Cross ::

- Element of the natural environment (back to basics)
- Consistency – always there
- Direction if lost
- Focus on direction
- Visible 

:: our vision ::

To make a meaningful difference in the lives of addicted and dysfunctional people and their families. 

:: our mission ::

To treat alcohol- and/or drug abuse as well as patients with psychological conditions (locally, but also nationally and internationally), using therapeutic approaches based on the Best Practices Principles used worldwide.

:: our mission success factors ::

Proper assessment to identify the underlying need for the addiction.

To identify relevant individual treatment programmes which are based on the 20/80 principle (in which 20% intervention will lead to 80% improvement).

To have a highly professional multi-disciplinary and motivated team to adhere to all the relevant policies and procedures as stipulated by law and the relevant national departments.

To treat the patients and their families with positive regard, respect, honesty, empathy and warmth.

To facilitate the personal growth process by utilizing the natural surroundings of Namaqualand – like the Cederberg, the sea, (natural and unspoiled beauty) hiking, camping, the Olifants River, farm visits, Clanwilliam Dam, etc.

To have strict well-defined boundaries of behaviour and to deal with misbehaviour in a lawful and fair way.

We encourage the support and participation of family / caregivers as an essential and integral component of treatment and rehabilitation.

:: desired outcome ::

>> newly oriented ..

A healed person does not imply the original person minus the symptoms, but rather a newly orientated person in whom, through the new orientation, the necessity for the symptom itself has disappeared.


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