Holy Trinity Spa supports rehabilitated chronic alcoholic —With state-of-the- art welding shop
By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
As part of the seventh Anniversary of the Holy Trinity Spa, a subsidiary of Holy Trinity Medical Centre, the management of the leading spa in West Africa has donated a state-of-the-art welding shop to a rehabilitated chronic alcoholic man at Sogakofe in the Volta Region.
The rehabilitated chronic alcoholic man, Deladem aka “Crazy Maputo” was an excellent welder but he was always drunk.
Narrating the story of Deladem at the donation ceremony, the Executive Chairman of Holy Trinity Medical Centre, Dr. Felix Anyah said their hearts ached when they saw him entertaining people with alcohol-induced “super azonto” dance at funerals.
Dr. Anyah and his team at Holy Trinity Spa called “Crazy Maputo” to the Chief of Sogakofe three years ago and asked him whether he wanted to stop heavy drinking of alcohol.
He said during counseling at the Holy Trinity Spa at Sogakofe, “Crazy Maputo” agreed to a name change from “Crazy Maputo” to Deladem .
The Holy Trinity Spa adopted him using the holistic health service model; emphasizing the three core areas of alcohol rehabilitation namely, alcohol detox; counseling; and aftercare.
Dr. Anyah indicated that they were sensitive to his social, psychological, financial, cultural, spiritual, emotional as well as physical conditions.
They also applied several complementary medical systems such as physical exercises, regular sauna, stress-copying techniques, supplements, healthy diet and alternative medicine strategies including prayer, bible-based counseling and deliverance ministration.
According to Dr Anyah, the holistic model in rehabilitation also enjoins them to treat other mental health issues at the same time as more than 44% of alcoholics have other mental health issues.
Alcohol rehabilitation programmes have provided treatment solely for the addicted people without treating other mental ailments that may exist such as depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, among others, he pointed out.
The Executive Chairman was quick to say that, “a facility such as the Holy Trinity Spa, which orthodox doctors, nurses, laboratory practitioners and complementary and alternate practitioners working in a healing environment that is peaceful, revitalizing is leading a paradigm shift in holistic health service.”
The Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Rojo Mettle Nunoo thanked the Holy Trinity Spa for helping Deladem, saying “we thank you for your corporate commitment”.
The Chief of Sogakofe, Togbe Avudzega Soga I advised Mr. Deladem to take good care of the newly opened welding shop.
He also thanked the Holy Trinity Spa for coming to the rescue of Mr. Deladem and appealed to the management of the spa to help rehabilitate more chronic alcoholics in the community.
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