The House That Lit Faith’s Way into Life: rehabilitation centres in kenya
The House That Lit Faith’s Way into Life
Today we’re visiting the best rehab centre in Kenya, Lifeway House. We glance to our left and see a group discussion going on. All the members seem happy. We even question ourselves if this is really a rehab centre. This is by far a different experience from what many alcohol addicts who had dropped out of rehabilitation an alumnus in Kenya spoke of. Many spoke of the intimidation and stigma that came with the whole experience.
We meet Faith, an alumni of Lifeway House. She has come to share her experience with the others starting the same journey she took 2 years back. We follow her to the group discussion
“After some time searching for the best rehabilitation centres in Kenya, I landed at Lifeway House,” says Faith, a former manager who lost her position due to alcoholism.
“After scrolling through their page, I couldn’t help but notice the great services they offered. I needed to validate all the information they had posted. After years of struggling with alcoholism, I decided to visit this facility.” she opened up to us.
She decided to write to their email address. She was given clear directions of how she could maneuver her way to the facility.
“We are waiting for you at Ridgeways Springs Estate, off Kiambu Road” were the words by the Lifeway house support team officer that charmed her to visiting the place.
After a 15-minute drive from Nairobi CBD, she entered the gates of the welcoming facility full of ambiance. She felt like she was destined to be there. “I didn’t want to judge the rehab from the beautiful scenery. I went straight to the entrance”, she spoke to us with a broad smile suggesting that she had a great first impression about the place. She was pleased to meet Lynnet Wambui, the Director of the facility.
“I was welcomed with a charming smile from the Director. I was already feeling better. She offered a cup of tea”, she couldn’t help praise the warm welcome. It was then that she realized how relevant ‘Lifeway House’ was as the name of the facility ‘. The Director then sought to know the circumstances that brought her to the facility.
“I had been drinking for more years than I could remember…” she explained her entire situation to us. Our broad smiles kept her talking. She felt that we understand her well. The other group members were slowly taking notes.
Faith remembered her experience back then. She was given a similar program to be taken through by her instructor, Jacob, a clinical psychologist, with a passion for a drug-free country looked straight into her eye and assured her she was in good hands. This was enough of a phrase to light up her already blown off candle.
It has now been 2 years since Faith walked out of their gates. Drinking alcohol is now a thing of the past. In fact, she got a promotion a week ago. She is planning to invite Lynnet to her party.
“I never thought that full recovery from addiction would be such a flawless procedure”, she confidently motivated the members.