Centre to Help the Addicted

If you have an addiction problem (ANY ADDICTION), contact this number 082 656 3123 (South Africa only). Leave a message and we will contact you if there is no answer.

Our drug help centre, The Potter’s Wheel, has had a tremendously high success rate but we have sadly also failed many people in need of help. The Potter’s Wheel works closely with the South African Police Service (SAPS), and Court Prosecutors to try and help these struggling folk. Our drug help program is based on an “out patient” basis as we have not got a centre where we can supply overnight accommodation and permanent help.

Some facts on the success rate of rehabilitation of drug addicts:

  • Only 3% of the people who attend a Rehab centre remain clean after a five-year period.
  • The Rehab centres in South Africa that run successful programs are generally full.
  • Drug addiction and people who are seeking help in our community is on the increase.
  • The success rate of The Potter’s Wheel is currently just under 40%! And this is WITHOUT a centre at our disposal.

No funds have as yet been raised towards acquiring a piece of land and the building costs of the centre (kibbutz). Looking at the above our success rate could have been above 70% if we had the centre available. Secondly, there are a couple of people who have said that they will not cope if they are not in a Rehab and have chosen not to come back to us.

The need for another centre for the addicted in South Africa is near critical. The need for such a centre in the Greater Heidelberg IS CRITICAL!



For more information on drugs (what it looks like) and the adverse effects on people, visit: “The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA).” It does not matter in which country you are in, drugs have the same effect on everybody anywhere in the world. There is adequate information on drugs and the influence on a persons body. Follow the link above and click on substances.

Many people, for example parents or employers, do not know what to look for or where to go for help, but SANCA’s website give you that information and Guidelines you need. Maybe you are addicted and need to know what to look for in yourself. Follow these links to get proper guidelines: