Groups in South Africa

Ezra Recovery Centre


 Ezra logo 500


Pastor Alan   071 534 1016


 Ezra building 220Ezra Pool 220

Ezra outbuildings 440


 About Us

Ezra  Recovery Centre  was founded by Pastor Alan and Amelia Ebel in 2010. Alan was an addict himself. Our passion is to break the chains of drug addiction and the effects that it has on the families in South Africa and to provide a drug prevention programme for the youth.

Ezra Recovery Centre values are based on Christian principles. We are situated on a tranquil farm outside Pietermaritzburg in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Ezra recovery centre is registered as a N.P.C. 2015/169234/08, and is in the process of registering with social development.

Treating a person with a chemical substance abuse problem does not only involve keeping them substance free. It involves the gaining of insight into the severity of their problem and changing negative attitudes and behaviours. For many, these negative attitudes and behaviours have become a part of their lives for many years and change is a process that takes time.

Our vision is to provide those who are dependent on substances with the proper tools and knowledge, so that they can make the right choices to lead a successful drug free lifestyle and become an asset to society once again.

We treat people struggling with Alcohol, Tobacco, Dagga, Mandrax, Heroin, Methcathinone, Ecstasy, Cocaine, Crack, Solvents, Inhalants, and prescription drugs.

Harmony Halfway House


Harmony Retreat was established in 1993 with the aim to provide a medium to long term Half-Way House facility for those who have completed treatment (either as in-patient or out-patient) at a Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre/ Out-Patient program and are in need of preparation for reintegration into society.


With a key focus on equipping residents with relevant life skills, as well as providing a nurturing environment where residents are treated with unconditional love and acceptance, Harmony Retreat provides the perfect stepping-stone between ‘Rehabilitation Centre and Real World’


Our location in rural KwaZulu Natal midlands, away from the stresses of an urban environment, enables residents to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings whilst being able to fully focus on personal development and continue their recovery.


Harmony Retreat is founded on Christian principles and values, however it has an all inclusive admission policy – therefore members of all religious groups are welcome.


Harmony Retreat is a Government registered Halfway House and a registered N.P.O.


Our treatment program consists of 3 Phases:


Phase 1: is of three months in duration, with an emphasis on increasing the Social and Life Skill levels of the resident. This is done through daily interactive group sessions, individual sessions with qualified counselors and Life-Coaching. In addition, relapse prevention, the 12 Step Program coupled with the Emotional Intelligence Series (EQ), and the opportunity to identify strengths and the setting of Goals and Visions for the future are included in this phase.


Phase 2: is also three months in duration, with a focus on Employment skills (Computer Literacy, CV and Personal Document management, Bank Account management and Debt counseling). Should the resident not have a driving license, arrangements are made for driving lessons, and tests to be taken. In addition, Entrepreneurship skills will be developed, such as basic business management principles, bookkeeping, customer relations, the writing of a business plan as well as budgets and cash-flow projections. During this phase the resident will be expected to show self-discipline and the ability to take responsibility for contributing to the community at Harmony Retreat and the community at large. This is facilitated through voluntary projects, outreaches to schools and other local organizations.


Phase 3: is the culmination of Phase 1 and 2, and involves the resident either finding external employment, exploring and enrolling on further study options or having assistance with the establishment and development of a Micro-Business, all while still residing within the safe environment of Harmony Retreat. This phase has a maximum duration of 6 months.


For further information please contact our office telephonically, visit our website or send us an email.




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P.O Box 216                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        +27 33 4172227

Greytown                     Website:                                            Cell:                      NPO 056442

3250                                084 417 2227



Freedom Recovery Centre


About Us

Freedom Recovery Centre in Nigel is one of the most cost effective long-term and 12-step rehabs in the country.  We are registered and accredited with the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development!  

Who are we?

Freedom Recovery Centre was called to life to give support to the parents and families suffering the pain and devastating consequences of drug- and alcohol abuse in South Africa.

We are committed to the provision of a long-term rehabilitation centre, where lost and addiction-tired substance abusers can find a true new life! Not only are we committed to save the person from addiction, but also to educate them in important life skills.

Lastly, FRC is also committed to drug prevention campaigns and in educating scholars, parents and family members on a regular basis regarding the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. 

Contact Info:


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Contact No:  Derick on 082 506 7890

                     Pieter on 071 892 2985