My name is Pepe. I’m 47 years old and I completed the Novō programme in October 2022.
For 15 years, I was lost in alcoholism. I lived in Argentina, but this alcohol addiction led me to lose everything. I lost work, friends, and family. I have four children, two sons and two daughters.
Finding myself entirely alone, I decided to return to Bolivia. My parents and siblings accepted me back into the family home and helped me to find help for my addiction.
I decided to join the Novō programme because I saw that I was losing what I love the most, my family, and everything due to alcohol addiction.
Things were getting out of control, and everything was different. I felt very sick. That’s why I decided to ask for help.
The program helped me recover my family’s trust and reconnect with God.
The individual sessions with the psychologists helped me to focus on working through the emotional part of my problem. They enabled me to understand the addiction that brought me to this place. The advice they have me brings me face to face with myself. It helped me to learn to make the right decisions.
I hope to return to working as a mechanic and driver and to have a better quality of life. I want to make a positive contribution to society. I no longer want to be someone who is a concern to others. I’m committed to continuing with my recovery.
Ronald arrived at our home in Santa Cruz after a long battling with drug and alcohol addiction. He found a family at Quinta Totaices and attributes his successful rehabilitation to the structure he experienced and the care he received.
Since Benigno was 7 years old, he has lived on the streets of Santa Cruz. When he was 11 years old, he went to a dining room for street kids where some of the kids introduced him to clefa (glue). He became addicted.