Our expert says:
I hope others can give some helpful advice here, Tiny. I hope he has really recognized the futility and risks of drug use, and is genuinely ready to accept and work with help, to get off them and stay off them. Do I understand that you are in the Cape Town area ? Costs vary widely between rehab centres. Stickland and the support group may be able to recommend effective and not too expensive centres. But remember most rehab places aim at a 28 day program, or some similar fixed period ; but a person needs ongoing advice and support to stay stopped. I have found good evidence that hypnosis is useful in dealing with drug abuse --- the problem is deeper and also more chemical than that method could handle. But orthodox treatment can work well, IF the individual sincerely wants it to work. And much will depend on exactly what drugs he has been using, and for how long ( which the first interview with a drug counsellor or shrink would establish ) ; some are easier to come of than others
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