Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment is the process whereby people dependent on alcohol and other narcotic substances receive a range of therapies to better facilitate their recovery.
Addiction treatment can be done at rehabilitation centers on an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on the type of the addiction & it’s severity, the specific patient’s profile, rehab history, funds available etc.

Addiction treatment is a process designed to help individuals overcome their substance abuse struggles and lead a healthier, substance-free life.

One significant component of addiction treatment is rehab, short for rehabilitation. This is a specialised facility where individuals can receive comprehensive care and support to address their addiction. Rehabs offer a structured environment that is focused on helping people understand and overcome the root causes of their addiction. They provide a range of services, including detoxification, counselling, therapy and educational programs, all aimed at helping individuals recover from addiction.

Detoxification or detox for short, is often the initial stage of addiction treatment. Detox helps you safely manage and overcome withdrawal symptoms that may arise when you stop using drugs or alcohol. It is key to undergo detoxification under medical supervision to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the withdrawal process.

Once the detox phase is complete, therapy and counselling become vital parts of addiction treatment. Individual counselling sessions allow you to work one-on-one with a trained therapist who can help you uncover the underlying factors contributing to your addiction. Group therapy, on the other hand, brings individuals together who are on similar journeys of recovery, providing a supportive environment for sharing experiences, thoughts and challenges.

Many addiction treatment programs also incorporate evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). CBT helps you identify harmful thought patterns and develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving. MI, on the other hand, helps motivate you towards positive change, allowing you to explore your ambivalence towards quitting substance use.

Holistic approaches to addiction treatment have gained popularity among rehab centers. These approaches often include activities like mindfulness exercises, yoga, art therapy and outdoor recreational activities. These holistic practices aim to heal the mind, body and spirit, promoting overall well-being and aiding in the recovery process.

It’s important to remember that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Different individuals may require different levels and types of treatment, depending on the severity of their addiction and unique circumstances. Therefore, addiction treatment programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each person, providing individualised care and support.

Addiction treatment has evolved significantly over the years with a greater understanding of addiction as a chronic disease rather than a moral failing. It is now recognised that with proper treatment and support, individuals can achieve long-term recovery and lead fulfilling lives.

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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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