The more  popular term “Psychotherapy” or “talk therapy“, encompasses several therapeutic approaches designed to assist individuals in recognising and modifying problematic emotions, thoughts and behaviors. This process typically involves sessions between a trained mental health professional and an individual, either on a one-on-one basis or within a group setting. Psychotherapeutics refer to the use of various forms of therapy to treat addiction and related psychological issues, understanding that addiction is not solely a physical dependence but also involves underlying emotional and psychological factors.

Various forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and psychoanalysis, have been developed and refined over time to effectively treat addiction.

  1. CBT is a widely used form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. It helps you recognise triggers and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
  2. DBT, on the other hand, combines CBT techniques with mindfulness practices. It helps you regulate emotions, improve relationships and develop better self-awareness.
  3. Psychoanalysis, a more traditional form of therapy, involves exploring unconscious thoughts and emotions that may contribute to addictive behaviors. It aims to uncover deeply rooted issues and provide long-term insight and understanding.

In addition to these forms of therapy, other techniques, such as group therapy, family therapy and motivational interviewing, are frequently employed in addiction treatment environments.

  1. Group therapy creates a supportive environment where you can share experiences, receive feedback and gain encouragement from others facing similar challenges.
  2. Family therapy involves involving your loved ones in the therapy process to improve communication and address family dynamics that may contribute to addiction.
  3. Motivational interviewing is a collaborative approach that helps strengthen your motivation to change by exploring and resolving any uncertainties or ambivalence you may have about recovery.

Non Talk Therapy Psychotherapeutics

The advent of digital tools and apps has significantly expanded access to mental health care offering a range of non-traditional therapy options. These platforms incorporate techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness and stress management, tailored to individual needs. Apps like Headspace and Calm focus on mindfulness and meditation, whereas Moodfit and Sanvello offer mood tracking and guided therapy exercises.

This accessibility helps reach individuals who may avoid traditional therapy, providing flexible, engaging and user-friendly mental health support.

Additionally, gamified apps such as SuperBetter introduce a novel, interactive approach to mental health management, promoting resilience and the application of therapeutic techniques in daily life. These innovations represent a crucial development in psychotherapeutics making mental health support more integrated into everyday routines.

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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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