Alcohol Treatment for Women
Ararimu Lodge - A pathway to recovery
Alcohol Rehab Testimonials
When you have a family member who suffers from the illness of being an alcoholic the experience for the entire family can be devastating, traumatic and destroying. You really have to keep telling yourself that it's the illness you hate.
In our case the alcoholic was our daughter who you must never give up on or for one minute stop loving.
What we have learnt is that wherever they do seek help it probably needs to be outside the public system if at all possible. For us our daughter found Ararimu Lodge and Jane.
The accommodation, setting, catering, isolation and ambience are all part of the offer at Ararimu Lodge, making it conducive for getting better. However this is only a small part of the overall quality of the rehab program that Jane offers.
Our daughter's and our experience has been a quantum leap forward as we all face the new life going forward. We have seen strength in our daughter that has not been present for sometime. The counselling about general life alongside the alcoholism has rapidly allowed our daughter to restore family relationships and love.
Jane's empathy, knowledge, experience, qualifications and relentless pursuit of success for our daughter are all the key qualities that have ensured our daughter comes out of the process with a chance. That chance of course is now up to her.
This is her second attempt to become sober at a private clinic and to date her progress is very encouraging. This would not have happened without Jane and Ararimu Lodge. We are eternally grateful for the role Jane has played in giving our daughter her life back.
Thank you forever,
Mum and Dad.
About 6 months ago I came to realize that my drinking had started to get out of control. Every morning when I woke up I only had one thought and that was when I could get my next drink to get through the day. I started to isolate myself more and more and my depression worsened. I was in a very dark place and every aspect of my life became affected.
When I hit rock bottom I decided to do something about it. I no longer wanted to live this way and called a friend who suggested to have a look at a new residential treatment program which catered for women only.
After a thorough assessment by Jane I knew this was the place for me and I started my 3 week treatment. I had the privilege to work not only with Jane on a one on one basis but also seeing a counselor twice a week. The passion, dedication and experience that Jane brought to this was absolutely amazing. She provided me with all the tools necessary to begin my journey of recovery once I left. I could not have done this without her and will be forever grateful. My life has changed tremendously so thank you Ararimu Lodge.
I considered could this be the best investment I ever make in myself? Without a doubt yes!
For me I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I knew this could be for me. It seemed like the ideal break I needed to break the cycle of my alcohol abuse. The Environment really appealed to me, being exclusively for women one-on-one, private and professional.
When I arrived I was greeted with open arms and the country lodge delivered my expectations. I was confortable for my three-week stay and all my needs were accommodated. During my recovery I soon realized I could have an amazing life without alcohol and my life could be so revitalized and happy without alcohol, which had been a huge part of my life for many, many years.
It was a very private emotional journey for which I am truly grateful.
Learning to deal with the world again, I felt confident when I left this homely retreat.
I am now comfortable in my new life to deal with everyday demands and I have learnt the tools to help deal with those unexpected situations. Thanks to Jane I can now be the person I only dreamed of being. I still work on this new lifestyle and I am truly grateful to myself for making this decision. I have so much to look forward to in my new life with my husband and forever growing family.
By the way did I mention the food is top notch?!
I will never forget this life-changing Journey.
With much love,