Chemically Dependent

Chemical dependency involves a strong urge to use substances like alcohol, drugs and prescription medications despite negative consequences. It’s a condition affecting all ages, leading to severe physical, emotional and social issues without proper treatment. Causes include genetics, environmental stress, social pressures and personality traits. Some individuals may also use substances to self-medicate psychiatric conditions, leading to dual diagnosis issues that require specialised treatment for both the addiction and the psychiatric disorder.

This dependency can be caused by various factors, including a prolonged and excessive use of drugs or alcohol. When you become chemically dependent, your body becomes tolerant to the substance, requiring higher doses to achieve the same effect. At the same time, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not available, leading to a cycle of substance abuse.

Treatment necessitates a comprehensive approach, focusing on detoxification, abstinence and long-term lifestyle changes. This includes recognising high-risk situations, building support systems and creating relapse prevention plans. CHI Health offers a wide range of services for chemical dependency, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs for various age groups. Their treatment centers like the Lasting Hope Recovery Center and the St. Francis Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, provide specialised care for addiction and co-occurring disorders, supporting patients through recovery and helping them integrate back into their daily lives with continued counselling and therapy.

Rehabs and addiction treatment programs are specifically designed to help individuals who are chemically dependent. These programs offer a structured and supportive environment where you can work towards recovery. They often include detoxification, counselling, therapy and education about addiction to address both the physical and psychological aspects of dependency. By addressing these underlying issues, rehab helps individuals to break free from the cycle of addiction and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

It’s important to note that chemical dependency can affect people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender or socioeconomic status. Addiction is a complex issue and seeking help is a critical step towards recovery. Recognising that you or a loved one are chemically dependent is the first step toward reaching out for professional help and starting on the path to recovery.

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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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