Addiction Counselling

Addiction Counselling can be defined as the psychological treatment for those with dependence to drugs, alcohol or any other addictive practice. The aim of addiction counselling is to help the recovering drug addict or alcoholic to live a life free from the obsession and compulsion to use drink and drugs.

Addiction counselling is a form of therapy that is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges associated with addiction. It assists individuals in overcoming their addiction and making positive changes in their lives. This type of counselling is generally offered as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program, such as in rehabs or outpatient centers.

The primary goal of addiction counselling is to help you understand the underlying causes of your addiction, identify triggers that contribute to your substance abuse or addictive behaviors and develop effective strategies for coping and preventing relapse. Addiction counsellors are trained professionals who possess the knowledge and skills to provide guidance and support throughout the recovery process.

During addiction counselling sessions, you can expect to have honest and open discussions about your addiction, your emotions and your experiences. Addiction counsellors will work with you to explore and identify the root causes of your addiction, which may include factors such as trauma, mental health issues or environmental influences. By understanding these underlying causes, you can begin to address them and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Throughout your addiction counselling, you will learn practical skills to help you manage cravings, deal with stress and improve communication and interpersonal relationships. Addiction counsellors may also use techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing or family therapy to enhance your recovery process.

It is key to note that addiction counselling is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Your counsellor will consider your unique circumstances, such as the severity of your addiction, any co-occurring mental health disorders and personal preferences to tailor the treatment plan specifically for you. This personalised care ensures that you receive the support and strategies that are most relevant to your situation.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specialising in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance our organisation facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualised care that addresses the physical, mental and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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