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Recovery from addiction services Zimbabwe offer non-clinical pure recovery principles to help the addict/alcoholic who still suffers.

We mentor our clients on a one on one basis, leading them through the program of recovery with empathy and compassion.

We share a deep understanding of a common problem with our clients and offer a powerful solution that we share in harmonious action with everyone we work with.

At GHOL in everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo of what the world of recovery has to offer. Our methods of achieving recovery from addiction are simple, powerful and life changing. We believe in ourselves and the work we do with addicts, as our very own lives depend on serving others every day.

Need help with your addiction problem? We believe that the only qualification that can help an addict recover is one addict who has recovered helping another addict who is in trouble.

Addiction/Alcoholism is one of the most misunderstood primary disorders in the world and addiction in Zimbabwe is gathering momentum to alarming proportions.

For an understanding and empathetic experience please contact us:

Paul – Phone +263 772594709 or email

Pippa – Phone +263 783407799 or email

We handle all enquiries with the strictest of confidence.

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Paul Nobes

Author and Addictions Specialist

Intervention Services Zimbabwe


Intervention – The Ultimate Act of Love and Compassion

Families and loved ones of addicts have the potential to play a decisive role in saving the addicts life. Most families are unaware of this crucial and vital fact. Today in most countries around the world hardly any family, group or establishment is left untouched by the epidemic of addiction and its hideous repercussions.

Yet families and individuals react with denial or outright defiance of an obvious and glaring problem in the midst of their group.

Valuable time slips by as the addict gradually approaches the gates of insanity and death.

The families are usually motivated to protect their addict and tend to sweep the problem under the carpet, go it alone, or just hope it goes away. Let me be quite clear here, it NEVER just goes away, unless the addict dies or ends up in the inevitable jails or institutions which are a temporary nightmare to the families.

Very slowly an uncontrollable feeling of dread and loss of control slowly descends upon the family. What once was a happy and functional group, gradually begins to break down in the impending great cover up operation of secrets, lies and deceit. This leads to an emotional, psychological and spiritual crisis in the family that deepens with every lie, cover up and refusal to accept the situation for what it is.

The family starts to get sick.

The family always knew there was an awful problem, but now when the family gets sick, the same is true for the addict or alcoholic. The addict consumes the drug for the effect produced by the drug. In the beginning this effect becomes an external solution for an internal problem of incompleteness and a collapsed perspective on life. It works extremely well for a while, but eventually addiction starts to demand the impossible of the addict. It drives the addict through 100 different forms of fear, self delusion and self pity to desperately seek the effect from drugs or drink, which by now is only achieving the effect of self centered fear, bewilderment, terror and desperation. It is no longer working like it used to! The demand for the effect now begins to replace other morale responsibilities. Deceit and dishonest motives now rule the roost and dictate the downward spiral of the addict and his/her family.

The addict’s priority is now his drug or drink, he is serving the new master called addiction everything else becomes obsolete.

Now the addict is leading the double life which keeps the family in the destructive centre of fear and hope. He is hiding a terrible secret and as a result has to role play and change the colours of his character and behaviour like a chameleon stuck in the midst of a rainbow.  This provokes all sorts of character defects like resentment, guilt, shame, anger and fear. The addict begins to isolate in fear of being found out, his terrible secret must never be uncovered no matter what!

In the family patience wears thin, tempers flare, secrets are kept as the addict and family desperately try to postpone or avoid the self imposed crisis that looms. He becomes a liar an actual and emotional thief and is now lost in the fatal malady of addiction that demands of the addict his only hope for salvation is either a drug, drink or death.

Fear becomes the dominant force amongst the family as the crisis has now become overwhelming. Overdose, car accidents, jail, calls in the early hours of the morning, money and possessions go missing, all dignity and intimacy has now been sucked out the room as the great imposter addiction rips through the lives of the family like a hurricane.

Yet no one wants to admit to the truth of their reality. No one wants to admit that they are losing their addict to a slow and hideous end. Certain members of the family start to isolate, others become lost in their fear and anger at the hopelessness of the whole situation. No one wants to own up to what their gut instinct is telling them, and yet the addict is dying right in front of them. Everyone involved gets sicker.

What started with a couple of beers or a joint in the younger prowling days, has ended up in a life and death struggle where there will only be one victor.

Over time the family has very gradually had to accept the unacceptable, re calibrate ethics, morale standards and dignity to a much lower level than is required to keep a family healthy. They have learned to live within the sickness of addiction, merely focusing on their own survival whilst desperately hoping for a magical solution to the crisis that never comes. All they have been doing up until now is swapping positions in front of the firing squad.

The disease of addiction has confused and baffled the family to a point of dysfunctional behaviour. Only a concerted and highly focused effort can bring about change and help save the addict and the family from impending doom.

A loving and highly structured Intervention is required to overcome this monumental crisis.

Here are the facts about your addict. Intervention is going to happen anyway. Avoid this reality at your own peril. Whether its jail, an institution, car accident, overdose or death, intervention is the ultimate consequence of addiction.

An organised, loving and structured intervention is the ultimate act of love and compassion that any family can give their loved one who is lost to addiction. This is FACT.

 I have experienced miracles beyond my imagination over the many years I have carried out professional interventions on addicts with the help of their families.

Over 80% of interventions are successful and not only does the life of the addict get saved, the family experience the joy and peace that comes with recovery once healing commences.

Intervention is a vital component of our recovery services on offer.

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