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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To see a loved one struggling with the disease of addiction is an extremely painful experience. Both the addicts and their loved ones feel helpless and hopeless and often do not know where to turn for help. Unfortunately, without professional assistance, most people who suffer from substance abuse are unable to overcome this problem. Nine out of ten addiction sufferers cannot overcome their addiction without rehab and counselling.

Once help has been obtained in the form of a rehabilitation centre, one invariably ends up with many questions. The
aim of this document is to provide addicts and their loved ones with answers to an extensive range of rehab related

The decision to help a loved one to be admitted for treatment is challenging, but doing nothing enables the addict in their pattern of abuse. We hope that this document will address some of your questions with regards to addiction, as well as your concerns about rehab in general.

Some questions and answers

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Are you a high functioning drug addict or alcoholic?

If you think that addiction only happens to teenagers, the unemployed or simply to people different from yourself – think again.

What if I told you that addiction can happen to top business executives, doctors, lawyers or even mothers who stay at home and look after their kids?

When it comes to drug addiction or alcoholism, it can happen to anyone of us, regardless of our status in society. Looks can be deceiving, in fact, it could be tearing your or a loved one’s life apart without even knowing it.

So, are you a high functioning drug addict or alcoholic? Here’s how you can find out.

What is a High Functioning Addict?

A high functioning addict does not fit the bill of your normal, stereotypical ‘addict’. These are people that hold high regard in places of power or authority and it’s usually the people you least expect to be suffering with an addiction problem because of their status.

What may seem like an influential and credible lifestyle to you could actually be a mirror of a problem that will only get worse as time goes on.

The Signs and Symptoms of a High Functioning Addict

If you are wondering how to determine if you or a loved one a high functioning drug addict or alcoholic, here are some warning signs to look out for:


One of the most common aspects of almost every addiction is the denial of any problem being present and it’s no different for high functioning drug addicts or alcoholics.

For example, these types of people think that because they are able to complete their daily responsibilities at work or at home, that they don’t use drugs or alcohol everyday or that they haven’t caused any trouble yet, that they have things under control.

In fact, some high functioning drug addicts or alcoholics actually believe that they deserve to use drugs and alcohol because they work so hard!

This is fractured thinking, which may lead to serious health complications when drug addiction and alcoholism is left ignored and untreated.

Changes in Health and Behaviour

High functioning drug addicts or alcoholics will often try their best to cover up the fact that they have a problem, but because these narcotic substances are so powerful, it’s only a matter of time before it begins to show physically and in the way they act.

For example, the health effects of drug addiction and alcoholism may range from insomnia, changes in body weight and their physical appearance, while the behavioural effects could include attitude changes, mood swings, failing to complete daily responsibilities and even neglecting family and friends to create more time to fund their addiction.

However, despite all this, a high functioning drug addict or alcoholic may still be able to convince the people closest to them that there’s no problem present, which gives them more time to use drugs or alcohol.

But when these excuses run out, the addiction problem may have reached a point where it cannot be justified anymore.

Addiction Treatment Help

If you think that you or a loved one could be a high functioning drug addict or alcoholic, we are here to help you.

We understand what you or your loved one is going through and we also understand the repercussions of allowing an addiction to be left untreated.

Things will not get better without receiving proper professional help, and we can offer you that.

For access to the best private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand, call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best treatment for you or a loved one.

How much does rehab cost?

While recovery from addiction may be priceless, receiving treatment inside a rehab does cost money.

However, the actual cost of it will vary from rehab to rehab as there are certain factors that play a role in determining what it will be.

The good news is that all of the rehabs that WeDoRecover can offer you accept South African medical aid schemes from all major service providers that cover the bulk of the price of a 4 week stay, making the cost of treatment much more affordable for our patients.

However, should you not have a medical aid, cash will also be accepted and in some cases we can liaise with the clinics to try and provide you with a subsidized rate.

To find out more about the costs of rehab, continue reading below and we’ll provide you with everything you need to know.

What Affects the Costs of Rehab?

As we mentioned above, the actual costs of rehab will be determined by various factors which include:

  • The quality of the facility and the services they provide
  • The length of your treatment program
  • The type of treatment program (Inpatient, outpatient etc.)
  • Where the rehab is situated

If a rehab centre offers facilities and services that include top class 24 hour medical care, professional chefs to ensure that their patients are on top of their diets, gym facilities to help them get back on track physically and private rooms to ensure that every recovering addict has their own privacy, it will cost a good sum of money.

The length of the treatment program customised to your needs will also have an effect on the bills. Some addicts might need a 30 day (4 week stay) in rehab, while others might need a 90 day stay in the clinic, however this period will be determined by the nature and severity of the addiction suffered.

The type of treatment program that you receive will also have a say in the cost of rehab. A residential stay inside a facility or inpatient treatment as it is commonly known as will cost more than outpatient treatment, which doesn’t require the patient to actually live in the clinic.

Also, where a rehab is based will also have a knock-on effect on the amount you will have to pay. For example, a clinic situated on the beachfront will cost more than a facility in a suburban area.

Is Rehab Worth the Price?

While the costs of rehab may seem high, it’s important to keep in mind what will the costs be if you allow your own or your loved ones addiction to continue.

Maintaining an addiction is very pricey, the actual costs of drugs are expensive, the lack of productivity at work could lead to job loss which may cause financial strain and the legal costs & medical bills can be humongous.

The cost of addiction on relationships with family members and friends can sometimes be irreparable and the health effects of it can lead to death.

We urge you to not be scared away by the price, because like you, we only want what’s best for you or your loved one.

To find out more about the costs of rehab, feel free to contact us now and we can find a rehab centre to not only suit your pocket, but most importantly to suit you or your loved ones needs.

What is private addiction treatment?

Here at WeDoRecover, we understand what you are going through, regardless if you are the addict or not.

One of the most important things that addicts or loved ones want is privacy, and that’s exactly what private addiction treatment can offer you.

In this article, we are going to tell you what private addiction treatment is and also, how you can access to the best rehabs near you.

The Benefits of Private Addiction Treatment

Shame and embarrassment are often two central figures in preventing many addicts from getting into addiction treatment.

Private addiction treatment gives addicts the opportunity to get into addiction treatment, without the whole world knowing about it. The addict will remain completely anonymous to the outside world while they are residing inside the rehab.

However, there are various other benefits as well.

All patients will receive their own customised treatment programs suited to their own individual needs. This is because the staff at the private addiction rehab understands that no one’s addiction will ever be the same to another, regardless if they are using the same drug or not.

Patients will also receive more personal attention in private addiction treatment, as apart from anonymity, they offer top class shelter and security.

Recovering addicts will also receive more time with the staff on a one-on-one basis, helping them to get to the root cause to why and how they became addicted in the first place, helping to show them how to avoid it in future.

There will also be fewer numbers in private addiction treatment, as these type of clinics will limit the amount of patients they admitted in order to ensure that every patient receives extensive focus and attention from the highly qualified staff available.

Doing this allows patients to feel more connected with the staff and their own personal recovery efforts. In fact, the faster a recovering addict feels part of their recovery, the better are their chances of achieving long term sobriety.

The medical attention received inside a private addiction treatment centre is also excellent.

Patients will have access to 24 hour medical support from the staff inside the rehab, which will be crucial during the initial stages of detox and it will also offer much needed support when addressing mood swings and other mental related issues.

Get Access to Private Addiction Treatment Now!

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, we want to help you.

WeDoRecover can provide you with immediate access into the best private addiction treatment centres in South Africa.

Feel free to call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best treatment to suit you or your loved ones every individual needs.

When is alcohol treatment needed?

If you are asking yourself ‘when is alcohol treatment needed?’ – We are here to help.

The mere fact that you are asking this question already indicates that there could be an alcohol problem at hand.

In this article, we’ll tell you how you can spot alcoholism and also, how you can find a good quality alcohol treatment centre.

Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

It’s quite common for an alcoholic to see the damage that their drinking is causing to their health and wellbeing, yet they will deny that there’s any problem.

However, this should not be seen as an obstacle. It’s normal for alcoholics to not want to get treatment inside an alcohol rehab.

This also doesn’t mean that treatment will be unsuccessful. Forcing someone into treatment has no bearing on whether it will be successful or not.

The signs and symptoms of alcoholism will differ from alcoholic to alcoholic, however, there are a few common signs that are experienced by all.

For example, an easy way to see if someone is suffering with alcoholism is by noticing if the person cannot control how much they drink, or if they suffer withdrawal symptoms when they cannot consume alcohol.

Other signs and symptoms include:
  • Poor productivity in the workplace.
  • Drinking at irregular hours of the day.
  • Binge drinking during the week.
  • Using any spare time to drink alcohol.
  • Doing potentially dangerous activities while under the influence of alcohol, for example driving and operating heavy machinery at work.

If you can relate any of the above to yourself or to a loved one, then it’s important to get help immediately, before things get worse.

Getting into Alcohol Treatment

As I mentioned above, an alcoholic may deny that there is a problem at hand and refuse to get treatment.

So how exactly can one convince someone to get into alcohol rehab?

Staging an alcohol intervention is one of the most effective ways to get an alcoholic into treatment.

An alcohol intervention involves a gathering of all the alcoholic’s closest friends and family, where they will tell the addict that their drinking has reached a point where help inside a rehab is the only way that they will recover.

An alcohol intervention is usually done in the presence of an addiction counsellor or someone who has an important role in the community. This person will ensure that the process runs according to plan.

For help with an alcohol intervention, feel free to give us a call and one of our qualified addiction counsellors will gladly help in setting one up for you.

Finding an Alcohol Treatment Center

There are so many alcohol treatment centers available today, making the task of picking the right one a bit tricky.

However, the importance of getting into a suitable alcohol rehab plays a big part in determining whether treatment will be a success.

Luckily for you, we want to take that burden off your shoulders.

We provide access into the best private alcohol treatment centers in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand.

Call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best alcohol treatment program suited to you or your loved ones individual needs.

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