In drug terms, a diversion is slang for the obtaining of prescription drugs and selling them illicitly. Once in treatment patients addicted to alcohol or other drugs can use diversionary tactics to steer attention away from areas that they’d rather not look at. Diversion refers to a process used in addiction recovery where individuals are redirected away from substance abuse and towards a healthier, addiction-free lifestyle. In other words, diversion helps you switch your focus from harmful habits to positive activities.

The concept of diversion has been around for quite a while. In the earlier years of addiction treatment, the primary approach was to enforce abstinence from drugs or alcohol. However over time, professionals realised that simply quitting substance use was not enough for long-term recovery. This led to the development of diversion as a more holistic approach.

Diversion techniques aim to engage individuals in various positive activities to replace the time and energy previously spent on addiction. These activities can include exercise, therapy sessions, creative outlets such as art or music and even group recreational activities. By offering a range of alternatives, diversion helps you find new interests and passions to fill the void left by addiction.

One interesting fact about diversion is that it takes into account the uniqueness of each individual. Rather than imposing a rigid program on everyone, it recognises that each person has their own preferences and strengths. By tailoring the diversion activities to suit your interests, you are more likely to engage and benefit from the process.

It is key to note that diversion is not a one-time event. It is an ongoing process that continues throughout your recovery process. By regularly participating in diversion activities, you enhance your chances of maintaining long-term sobriety and preventing relapse.

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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.

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    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.

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    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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