Tag: SANCA Wedge Gardens

  • How to stay sober in the silly season

    How to stay sober in the silly season

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    The festive season means plenty of celebrations and more often than not, plenty of alcohol. “For someone suffering from substance use disorder, it may be a challenging time,” says Adèl Grobbelaar, the manager of Johannesburg-based SANCA Wedge Gardens substance use treatment centre. “However, there are various ways of dealing with the stressors. Remind yourself that… Read more

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  • Have a sober October – your body will thank you

    Have a sober October – your body will thank you

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    Can you stop drinking for a month? Ocsober – an annual campaign that challenges people to abstain from alcohol each October – allows you to test your belief that you can. “It is also the perfect opportunity to discover how much better you feel without alcohol,” says addiction expert Adél Grobbelaar, who heads up SANCA… Read more

  • Wedge Gardens counsels workers caught using drugs at work

    Wedge Gardens counsels workers caught using drugs at work

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    Employees of a Joburg company caught using dagga on work premises recently underwent what is hoped to be a life-changing event. Imani PsychoSocial Solutions in Midrand was employed by the company to find a therapeutic solution to what could spiral into a workplace nightmare if left unchecked. Imani in turn contracted Sanca Wedge Gardens Treatment… Read more

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  • Wits students get hands-on at SANCA Wedge Gardens

    Wits students get hands-on at SANCA Wedge Gardens

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    Four third-year University of the Witwatersrand occupational therapy (OT) students have just completed five weeks of training at SANCA Wedge Gardens. The students – Erin Mildenhall, Chloe Masters, Jodi Benjamin and Kayla Kotzen – were introduced to psychiatric OT, specifically relating to addiction. “They each had two clients that they treated daily,” says Caryn Berman,… Read more

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  • International Overdose Day – 31 August

    International Overdose Day – 31 August

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    #SANCAWedgeGardens #addiction #rehab #recovery Today marks #InternationalOverdoseDay – the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. One way that individuals and communities can equip themselves to prevent overdoses from occurring is by having the knowledge… Read more

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  • Long service is the norm at Rand Aid

    Long service is the norm at Rand Aid

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    Loyalty, dedication and commitment… These words sum up what numerous Rand Aid Association employees were honoured for at the non-profit organisation’s Long Service Awards on 22 August. “Rand Aid’s life-right retirement villages, frail care centres and substance use treatment centre would not be what they are today had it not been for the selfless service… Read more

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  • Baking teaches life skills at SANCA Wedge Gardens

    Baking teaches life skills at SANCA Wedge Gardens

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    SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients have been baking up a storm during their occupational therapy (OT) sessions. “Our clients love to bake,” says the substance use treatment centre’s occupational therapist Caryn Berman. “Baking helps them to develop their skills when it comes to following instructions. It also helps them to work in a consistent manner, as… Read more

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  • Quilling an OT hit at SANCA Wedge Gardens

    Quilling an OT hit at SANCA Wedge Gardens

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    Quilling is just one of the many activities that SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients get involved in during their occupational therapy (OT) sessions. “OT makes a significant difference during the recovery process, as it includes various practical activities, interactions and discussions around various topics. “Our clients are changing their lives by confronting their past and building… Read more

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  • SANCA Wedge Gardens gets sewing

    SANCA Wedge Gardens gets sewing

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    SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients are learning to sew, as part of the substance use treatment centre’s occupational therapy programme. The centre’s occupational therapist Caryn Berman says some clients asked if they could be taught how to use a sewing machine. She cut out material for them and taught them how to thread the machine and… Read more

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  • Youth and elders celebrate Mandela Day together

    Youth and elders celebrate Mandela Day together

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    Thembalami Care Centre’s and SANCA Wedge Gardens’ occupational therapy departments joined forces and went all out on Mandela Day to ensure that residents from the care centre and clients from substance use treatment centre got to spend some quality time together. Preparations started on 17 July, when a number of SANCA Wedge Gardens’ clients started… Read more

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