DR Rapiti’s passion to help people afflicted by addiction has been the catalyst for him to start and run a free support group, “4 Steps”, for the community of Mitchellls Plain, since 2010.
DR Rapiti is of the firm view that addiction is an illness of the mind, which cannot be cured by drugs. He helps individuals suffering from the disease with empathy to change their mindsets about addiction. He uses non-medical modalities like meditation, relaxation techniques and affirmations to fight the disease. He empowers his clients to fight their disease on their own.
What We Offer
Dr Rapiti assists in the treatment of opoid addiction and offers treatment to patients suffering from addiction to suboxone and methadone.
Drug Support Group
DR Rapiti runs a drug support group for substance users, their family and the public every Saturday
St Bosco’s Catholic Church, Westridge, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Attendance is free. Address 42 Amandel Rd., opposite Steven Regan Sports field.
He has been working with awaiting- trial youth for the past five years. Over 90% of the clients in the youth centre are in the centre for drug related crimes, which range from robbery to gang murders.
Read About the 4 Step Programme
Unlike depression, anxiety and other mental illness, addiction has no specific drug to cure it. Addicts need to change their entire mind set about addiction.
He has written a simple self-help book, “4-Steps to healing”, which is available on Amazon, and from his surgery, to help addicts and their families to cope and overcome the disease without them having to rely entirely on professionals. He wrote the 4-Steps programme to help the masses of illiterate young substance users, who find the 12 step programme too complex to understand and to follow.
The booklet can be obtained from this website for free below: