addiction help

We specialise in referrals to a Professional Network of

Addiction specialists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, GP’s, Specialised nurses, Social workers, Treatment centre’s, Interventionists

based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

There is hope and help available for all people suffering from any sort of addiction and related diseases (psychiatric disorders). Not only for the addict but also for the people affected by other peoples addictions (individual and family support).

About us

about us

Free from Addiction SA provides a confidential and professional referral service. We assess your situation and give guidance and advice on the best course of action to take when starting on your road to recovery. Our combined years of experience and hands on approach means that you can get the best and most appropriate help as fast as possible. The company is owned and run by Lise Jerome, a recovered addict herself with 15 years of sobriety. Please contact Lise with any questions or to get started on a course of action.

Lise Jerome ( Senior addiction specialist / addictions counsellor )
082 935 0383 / 082 407 7516



Natural Highs – Are They Really Possible to Achieve?

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Free from Addiction SA

Natural highs are often spoken of as a user friendly way of feeling good all the time. In essence they are meant to help a person achieve a feeling of elation that brings you into the present moment. A sense of “now” that only allows for what is happening in the present moment to matter […]


The Latest Trends When it Comes to Street Drugs

Posted on June 17, 2014 by super_free

Almost daily there are new drug trends networking in major metropolitan areas across the country. For example “Krokodil” which featured in the poor rural areas of Russia is now infiltrating other countries including South Africa. This drug is a synthetic drug known as Desomorphine which is similar to heroin. The drug is made up of […]


Detoxification and Nutrition for Opiate Addicts

Posted on May 15, 2014 by super_free

Opiate addicts are often the toughest patients to treat when it comes to rehabilitation. The most important treatment issue for withdrawal is not only treating the disease but treating the individuals underlying causes. Traditional medicine for instance, there are specific protocols to treat various diseases of which the genetic variability’s are not taken into account. […]


Over the Counter Cough Medicine for Recreational Drug Abuse

Posted on April 30, 2014 by super_free

In particular over the counter cough medicine is a potential for drug abuse of which are becoming common use. Majority of people understand the consequences of illegal drug and alcohol abuse. However, not many people are aware of the dangers everyday household items such as spray deodorants and acetone present of which can be used to […]


Alcohol – a Dangerous Legal Recreational Drug

Posted on March 31, 2014 by super_free

In most western cultures alcohol usage is generally accepted socially. Alcohol is used to break the ice at parties and encourages people to be more sociable. However, alcohol is a dangerous legal recreational drug of which can lead to all types of serious problems. Recreational drugs are psychoactive substances that alter the normal functioning of […]




An Intervention at the most basic level intervention is about re-establishing the connection between the family member suffering from untreated addiction and their loved ones, through a carefully managed respectful Intervention process. An intervention is a structured, solution-oriented process undertaken to persuade someone who is abusing drugs to seek help in overcoming the addiction. A successful intervention is not a confrontation but an opportunity for an addicted individual to accept help in taking the first step toward recovery.



Recovered Addict

Posted on July 10, 2013

For me, addiction was an all consuming, all overwhelming force which manifested itself early in my life. Yes, there were mitigating circumstances which caused me to want to numb the pain, and yes, in some instances I was sincerely an innocent. But, to a larger extent, I was a youngster hell bent on exacting my […]


The long and the short of it!!

Posted on June 28, 2013

The long and the short of it! My personal testimony much like many other recovering addicts. Without the full sordid details, my addiction started in my 40’s when I discovered a deceptive and devastating five year relief to my abusive matrimonial problems, in the seductive escape from reality in ALCOHOL. The last 6 month rehabilitation […]


Eternally grateful

Posted on May 15, 2013

To whom it may concern, If I had not met Lise Jerome, Senior Addiction Specialist and Interventionist, during an Outpatient program I attended, I seriously doubt I would be alive today and for that, I will always be eternally grateful. She was able, through a series of intense techniques and sessions, to break my serious […]


Working with Lise

Posted on May 2, 2013

My name is Taine Newport; I am an addiction counsellor at Sharp Treatment Centre. I am currently studying my BSW (Bachelors in Social Work). I have worked in the field of addiction for 3 years now. In my experience, addiction is a coping mechanism and a survival skill. Many people in addiction use drugs to […]


Letter of recommendation

Posted on April 13, 2013

Letter of Recommendation Re: Lise Jerome-Hotzkampf This is to certify that Lise and I have worked together in Sharp Rehab and in outpatient consultation since 2006, with recovery specifically, she is actively involved as a senior councillor and is the contact person in most referrals to the Sharp Rehab. Her first line approach to receive, […]


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