Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a US federal organisation that controls the manufacturing of new foods and health products.

The FDA is a regulatory agency within the United States government. Its primary role is to ensure the safety and efficacy of various products, including medications and medical devices. When it comes to addiction treatment, the FDA plays a important part in assessing and approving medications used in the recovery process.

One interesting fact about the FDA is that it was established back in 1906 making it one of the oldest consumer protection agencies in the United States. Over the years, the FDA has evolved to meet the changing needs and challenges in the healthcare industry.

In the context of addiction treatment, the FDA closely monitors the development and approval of medications that aid in recovery. For instance, medications like methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone, commonly used in opioid addiction treatment, have all been approved by the FDA.

The FDA employs a rigorous evaluation process for medications seeking approval. This involves extensive clinical trials, a review of scientific data and thorough assessments of potential risks and benefits. By ensuring that medications meet certain safety and efficacy standards, the FDA helps protect the well-being of individuals seeking treatment for addiction.

It is key to note that FDA-approved medications are typically used in conjunction with counselling and other forms of therapy. The FDA does not provide treatment itself but focuses on assessing the safety and effectiveness of the medications used in addiction 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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