Friday, November 6, 2015

Sober Living and More with a #Linkyparty

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #151!

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R.A.E.L. - Safe and Sober Living
Recovering Addicts, Empowering Lives

South Africa

This last week my husband, Robbie, was invited to join a small church group who visit a drug rehabilitation facility once a week to pray, listen, and encourage the men in recovery. Robbie was really impressed with what he saw and especially appreciated how no one was hiding behind a facade, everyone was real and open. He is looking forward to his next visit.

About R.A.E.L.
Recovering Addicts, Empowering Lives

R.A.E.L. takes a holistic approach in dealing with substance abuse and its effects.

R.A.E.L. is not a lock-down facility, and the basic requirement of admittance is the desire to live a clean, substance free life. After a six month recovery period, they are assisted, where possible, in finding employment in their immediate vicinity, whilst they continue to reside in a safe and sober environment. 

R.A.E.L. believes that this is a family illness - their aim is to re-unite families and remove the stigma attached to addiction through education, using their own experiences, strengths and hopes.

R.A.E.L. is well known in South Africa and beyond, for their success in assisting addicts and alcoholics.

Anthony is the founder of World Addiction Day (2009), and annually they hold events around the world on the 21st of September to create awareness. His message is life changing and he represents hope to families in all communities.

About Anthony Hall

The ministry was begun by Anthony Hall, a former Drug squad (SANAB) and Murder and Robbery​ unit Detective who went from a successful businessman to the park bench through alcohol and drugs. Together with co-founder Karin Hall they have established a farm dedicated to helping addicts, called "RAEL - House of Davnik, Safe and Sober Living"Davnik is named in memory of David Dowlman and Nikki Wilkinson, close family and friend, who both died in their early years, due to substance abuse.

Anthony has been featured on various media and radio stations and his life story was aired on television on the program "Against all Odds" in August 2012. The documentary can be followed on this link:

The documentary is 8 minutes and 33 seconds in length. I don't recommend it for sensitive viewers. I have, however, included a brief news clip below (under 2 minutes in length) about Anthony and their nonprofit work at R.A.E.L.

I also recently featured a true story
about a young lady who was
once lost to alcoholism...

Life is Beautiful:
How a Lost Girl Became a True,
Confident Child of God

A True Story about
Dysfunction, Addiction, Loss,
and Self-Discovery, Living Life
with Purpose, and Finding God

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Make My Saturday Sweet is a weekend blog hop for all family friendly blogs. You are welcome to link your favorite post from the past week(s) and to visit the last link before yours and leave a sweet comment. It's a really easy and fun way to make new friends and to catch up on old acquaintances.

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