Transitional Living

Transitional living, also known as sober living, halfway housing or 3/4 houses, plays a vital role in the continuum of care for individuals recovering from addiction. This form of residential housing is designed for those who have completed an inpatient rehab program offering a supportive and structured environment to ease the transition back into society. The primary objective of transitional living is to create independence in individuals recovering from addiction, providing them with a stable and secure setting where they can reinforce and apply the skills and coping strategies acquired during rehabilitation.

Originating as a solution to the need for continued support post-rehabilitation, transitional living addresses the challenges and risks associated with immediate reintegration into one’s regular environment, which often includes potential triggers for relapse. These programs typically range from several months to a year, allowing sufficient time for residents to solidify their sobriety and prepare for independent living.

Residents in transitional living environments share space with peers also on their recovery process, creating a community of mutual support and understanding. These facilities often enforce rules and structure, including random drug testing to maintain a safe, drug-free environment. Participation in support groups, counselling sessions and a focus on recovery goals are common aspects of these programs.

Transitional living isn’t limited to addiction recovery; it also encompasses various types of transitional situations, such as reintegration post-incarceration, transitioning from mental health facilities or addressing homelessness, particularly among youth. Provided by private and non-profit organizations, government agencies, churches and other charitable entities, these facilities often offer additional services like meals, transportation, employment assistance and educational support.

Specifically, for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, transitional living facilities are important for those exiting short-term residential or inpatient treatment settings who require ongoing therapy but are also starting to engage in part-time work, education or other aspects of daily life. These programs not only provide a safe living environment but also focus on empowering residents to regain independence and develop life skills essential for maintaining long-term sobriety.

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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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