Kick Down

“Kick down” is a term with dual implications, particularly within the context of drug use and recovery communities. Initially, it describes a scenario where drug dealers give out drugs for free, not as an act of kindness but as a strategy to foster or intensify addiction among users. This approach ensures users feel a sense of indebtedness or loyalty, effectively keeping them hooked and guaranteeing a stable customer base for the dealers. The sinister motive behind this gesture is to cultivate a reliable demand for their product, exploiting the vulnerability of individuals for financial gain. This aspect of “kick down” points to the exploitative and harmful dynamics of the drug trade, prioritising profit over the health and well-being of people.

Conversely, within the recovery and particularly 12-step communities, “kick down” takes on a positive and supportive connotation. Here, it refers to the act of helping individuals access rehab or addiction treatment services when they are financially unable to do so. This support can manifest through various means, such as direct financial help, organizing fundraising activities or the provision of discounted or pro bono services by healthcare professionals and facilities. The aim is to remove financial hurdles to treatment, embracing the principle that recovery services should be accessible to all, irrespective of their economic status.

This positive twist on “kick down” appears from a deep-seated belief within recovery communities that overcoming addiction should be a collective effort, where financial constraints do not bar the path to recovery. It’s a testament to the community’s commitment to inclusivity and support for all individuals battling addiction, emphasising that no one should navigate the passage to sobriety alone.

Beyond financial assistance, “kick down” in this sense also encompasses the sharing of emotional support, guidance and personal recovery stories, all of which are crucial for the healing process. The recovery community operates on a foundational belief in the power of shared experiences and mutual aid, reinforcing the idea that together, individuals can surmount the challenges of addiction and move towards a healthier, more hopeful future.

Kick Down: From Predatory Practices to Community Support

Kick down can be described as offering an individual drugs without the obligation to pay it back. The challenges and the solidarity in overcoming addiction. Get help from qualified counsellors.

  • Covered by Medical Aid & Private Health Insurance
  • Outpatient, Detox, Primary, Secondary, Sober Homes
  • Effective Addiction & Mental Health Treatment


    View More

    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.

    Scroll to top
    Call Us Now