Perception plays a vital role in addiction treatment and recovery, influencing how individuals view themselves, others and the world during their battle with addiction. In addiction, perception often becomes skewed with the individual’s understanding of reality deeply affected by their substance use. This distortion typically manifests as denial, a common trait in addiction, where the severity of the problem is minimised or rationalised.

Breaking through this denial is a key challenge in addiction treatment. Acknowledgment of the true extent of the addiction and its consequences is fundamental for motivating change. Addiction therapists and counsellors work to help clients develop a more accurate perception of their situation, exploring thought patterns and behaviors to understand the addiction’s impact. This process is essential in dissolving denial and enabling clients to see the need for change.

The recovery community recognises the importance of perception in influencing an individual’s substance use. By understanding and addressing one’s perceptions, the underlying causes of addiction can be uncovered, leading to the development of healthier coping mechanisms. Historically, addiction treatment focused primarily on physical detoxification but it has evolved to include addressing psychological and emotional factors, recognising that altering perceptions is integral to successful recovery.

Individuals may view substances as coping mechanisms or may have distorted beliefs about their control over substance use. Recovery programs aim to help individuals recognise and challenge these perceptions through various therapeutic and holistic approaches. By changing perceptions, individuals can see addiction as a disease that requires comprehensive treatment and support, encouraging them to acknowledge the impact of substance use on their lives and to make positive changes.

Perception - How We See the World.

Perception can be defined as the way an individual thinks, understands and interprets their world around them. Get help from qualified counsellors.

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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.

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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.


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