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Battling Addiction: South African Man Triumphs With Narconon Africa After Many Failed Attempts at Other Rehabs.

ByEthan Lin

Jun 5, 2024

After more than 3 attempts in different rehab programmes with no results, today Lesedi Manye is proud to announce that he now graduated from the Narconon programme in Rustenburg and that for the first time in years, he is free from drugs. In a remarkable story of resilience and determination, Lesedi has finally overcome his struggles with drug addiction, he stands proudly as a testament to the power of redemption of rehabilitation, a major milestone in his journey towards sobriety and self-discovery.

At the beginning of the year, Lesedi found himself at a crossroads, grappling with the depths of his inner turmoil. Despite multiple attempts at rehabilitation over the years, he continued to struggle with the grip of addiction. But with unwavering resilience and a newfound determination, he joined the Narconon programme, marking a turning point in his journey toward self-awareness and enlightenment.

Having found help at the newly opened Narconon in South Africa, he dedicates his time to helping others now. The facility sits on over 200 acres of game land with an impressive collection of over 200 different animals ranging from giraffes to zebras. It aims to cater to the entire continent and even comes equipped with training facilities for other rehabs who are interested in adopting the workable methods of Narconon. The treatment center, located in the platinum center of the world, Rustenburg, is part of a global force dedicated to washing away the scourge of addiction. This one-of-a-kind center pushes beyond the ordinary rehabilitation process. In addition to ridding the user of the residues of drugs and urges, the treatment center also has skills development classes that empower the former users to cope with life on the outside once they graduate. They are provided with practical tools that address the source of their drug use and how to overcome the trigger points in their environment. 

The programme is a global leader in drug and alcohol rehabilitation due to its heavy attention on social and spiritual support, skills development, and aftercare.  

Through the Narconon program, Lesedi has not only achieved sobriety but has also discovered a profound connection with himself and a sense of purpose. He is now dedicated to helping others become more educated about the drug pandemic that plagues our society.

“This is the greatest story of my life,” Lesedi said. “If I was sitting around a fire with youngsters who wanted to know more about how dynamic life can be, I would definitely share my journey at Narconon. This has been the greatest transition I have encountered, and I am forever grateful to the Narconon staff, who have been like a family to me. They have helped me go from being lost and almost dying to finding my sanity and purpose. I have been reinvented, and I look forward to fulfilling my purpose, helping people, creating extraordinary bonds, and saving lives.”

Lesedi’s story serves as a powerful reminder that no matter how dark the journey may seem, there is always hope for redemption and a chance to start anew. His success is a testament to the effectiveness of the Narconon program and its ability to transform lives.

“Not all heroes wear capes,” Lesedi added. “The greatest people in my life have never been as beautifully radiant at soul level as the Narconon staff. They have helped me find my true self, and I will always cherish the bonds we have formed. I am excited to start this new chapter of my life, living drug-free and growing spiritually, and I hope my story can inspire others to seek help and never give up hope.”

Lesedi’s journey is a shining example of the human spirit’s capacity for resilience and transformation. From the depths of addiction to the heights of redemption, his story is a beacon of hope for those struggling with similar challenges.

“I have gone from ending up on the streets to an intense degree of my soul being lost, all the way to the point of almost dying because I could hear my own heartbeat in my ears whilst breathing,” Lesedi said. “Sounds intense? Yeah, but in essence, that was the death of the old me, making room for the best version of my soul to come to life, in full abundance.”

Through his journey, Lesedi has discovered a new sense of purpose and meaning. He is now dedicated to helping others overcome their own struggles with addiction and find their path to redemption.

“My decision to even go as far as joining Narconon was fueled by how connected I became through surrendering to a process much greater than myself, leading me back to the sanity that is the genius within me, waiting to come alive,” Lesedi said. “From staff member to students, I built a family dynamic with this society of individuals that will always have a special place in my heart. From this point on, I have been reinvented, and I look forward to a future where I get to fulfill my purpose, helping people, creating extraordinary bonds, saving lives (without a cape), and best of all, becoming a part of a movement that is only true because it is true to me.”

For nearly 50 years, the Narconon programme has offered a drug-free method to recover effectively. The programme not only addresses the mental and physical destruction brought about by drug abuse; it also addresses the reasons why an individual turned to drugs in the first place. Tens of thousands of Narconon program graduates globally have gone on to lead drug-free, productive lives. Now it is time for South Africans to benefit. 

Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, the center brings a global network of expertise in the field of rehabilitation and drug education. The opening of this facility brings hope to the many families affected by drug abuse in Rustenburg, South Africa, and the whole of Africa. 

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Ethan Lin

One of the founding members of DMR, Ethan, expertly juggles his dual roles as the chief editor and the tech guru. Since the inception of the site, he has been the driving force behind its technological advancement while ensuring editorial excellence. When he finally step away from his trusty laptop, he spend his time on the badminton court polishing his not-so-impressive shuttlecock game.

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