Drug Rehab

Drug rehab is short for drug rehabilitation and drug rehab refers to the treatment of a drug addiction. Drug rehab usually means a residential psychological treatment which teaches the former drug addict how to interact with others and live their life without the need for drugs. There are several forms of drug rehab treatment with one of the most widespread being the 12 step rehab programme but many variations on this exist along with alternative drug rehab programmes.  Research has shown that residential drug rehab gives a better long term success rate than community or day based drug rehab treatment, although ongoing counselling is effective afterwards. Drug rehab programmes can be from about four weeks up to nine months in length. Most drug rehab programmes require the person to be drug free (except for tobacco) at the start of the programme unless a detox is included with the treatment.

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The addiction recovery community uses this term to describe a range of programs and services aimed at addressing substance abuse issues. Drug rehab can take many forms, including detoxification, residential or inpatient treatment, outpatient programs and aftercare support. These treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, as everyone’s process towards recovery is different.

The concept of drug rehab has been around for many years, evolving alongside our understanding of addiction. Historically, addiction was seen as a moral failing or a lack of willpower. However, scientific research and advancements in the field of addiction have shown that it is a complex disease that affects the brain.

Drug rehab focuses on addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. Detoxification is often the first step, allowing the body to rid itself of the harmful substances and manage withdrawal symptoms safely. Following detox, individuals may enter a residential treatment program, where they receive intensive therapy, counselling and support in a controlled environment. Outpatient programs provide similar interventions but allow individuals to continue living at home.

Throughout the rehab process, various therapeutic approaches are utilised to help individuals develop coping mechanisms, address underlying issues and learn healthier ways to manage cravings and triggers. These approaches may include cognitive-behavioural therapy, group therapy, family therapy and holistic practices like meditation or art therapy.

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    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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