Drug addiction rehabilitation centres in South Africa provide a period of residential treatment for people suffering from alcoholism and/or drug dependence. These drug addiction rehabilitation centres provide treatment in the form of counselling and learning activities to help people adjust to a life without drugs. Many of the centres in South Africa provide high quality care at lower cost than comparable drug rehabilitation centres in Europe or the US. They are used both by local South Africans but also by those from other countries who can choose to cloak their addiction treatment to friends and colleagues as a long holiday.
Drug addiction rehabilitation centres in South Africa provide a structured programme of educational, psychological and social therapy. These centres provide treatment which aims to prepare the former drug addict to cope better with a drug-free life back in society. The length of stay at drug addiction rehabilitation centres in South Africa varies in length from one to ten months. Many of these South African drug addiction rehabilitation centres provide external activities such as boat based whale watching and other adventure activities and visits as part of the addiction recovery programme. There are drug addiction rehabilitation centres in many parts of South Africa, and as expected they are concentrated at main towns such as Johannesburg in Gauteng, Cape Town in the Western Cape and Durban in Kwa-zulu Natal.