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Johannesburg Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre

Unsure how to find immediate help from a Johannesburg drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre? There are many different drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres to choose from, and finding one with the appropriate treatment for your needs and within your budget can take time and seem confusing.

We’re here to help. Your medical aid should cover the bulk of detoxification and primary care costs. We know that for severe addictions, successful outcomes are contingent on treatment length. Should you need long-term care at a Johannesburg rehab centre, it’ll need to be self-funded by you or your loved ones. As you move through the long-term care phases – secondary and tertiary care – costs are reduced as patients assume more responsibility for their recovery and the intensity of the professional oversight decreases.

Call us now on 081-444-7000  for help if you are looking for a drug rehabilitation centre near Johannesburg.

Our team of Johannesburg drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre counsellors will give independent advice to people struggling with substance use disorders. We Do Recover aims to provide an unbiased service that helps people find long-term addiction recovery, at one of our centres, or another if it better suits your needs. We have more than 30 years in the Johannesburg addiction rehab field and have worked with centres and patients across the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Thailand. We can confidently help you find the best drug rehabilitation centre in Johannesburg for your specific recovery needs.

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Johannesburg Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre

Specialised drug rehabilitation centres are a relatively new development in medical science and addiction treatment and Joburg has some of the best rehabs in South Africa.

Before the advent of modern addiction treatment centres, people struggling with substance addiction issues would be treated much the same as psychiatric patients.  They would be sent to dry out in a ward that was originally intended for alcoholics and would receive little or no drug-specific treatment. Luckily today, drug rehabilitation centres have become more commonplace and evidence-based methods of care have improved treatment.  The types of treatment have advanced significantly and are now very much outcomes-based, treating each person as an individual, who needs care and support to overcome the imbalances in their lives that have caused the self-medication processes.

Why should I go to a Joburg drug rehab centre?

It is rarely possible for drug people to stop using drugs independently. Only around 4% of substance users manage to do so, but this is so difficult to accomplish that the great majority of people relapse within days of even their most sincere decision and subsequent efforts to stop using drugs.

Unlike Cape Town rehab services that add a lot of auxiliary treatment into their recovery programmes, Joburg centres tend to focus a lot more impetus on the core services of addiction treatment, it’s for this reason that many people find it better or cheaper to fly to Johannesburg for more intensive addiction treatment programmes that Joburg centres provide. This is especially true in cases where the “holiday rehab” style of treatment has not been effective for the individual and where more focused treatment and care is required.

Most treatment centres in Joburg are there to support the detox process and the individual starting to make better life decisions into their lifestyle of recovery. It’s in these scenarios where many rehabs fail to understand the importance of intensive support into recovery and where so many Johannesburg rehab centres routinely outpace the “Luxury Rehabs” in terms of their “success rates”.

Either the physical withdrawal symptoms of detox are too much to bear or they simply lose hope when struggling to make the lifestyle changes associated with addiction recovery and relapse out of frustration. Whatever the reasons may be, addicts who don’t go to drug rehabilitation centres for treatment will find themselves battling a nearly impossible task.  There may also be certain risks in discontinuing drug use without the medical supervision offered in quality treatment centres.

Unfortunately, not all of Johannesburg’s rehab centres are created equal, which is why We Do Recover has spent so much time finding rehab centres in Joburg that tailor treatment to each individual as a person. If you’re based in Johannesburg and are sincere about wanting to stop using drugs, finding independent advice on addiction treatment in Johannesburg ensures that you check into one of the many quality drug rehabilitation centres that actively supports the right kind of care. If you are not based in Johannesburg and looking for a more intensive programme our counsellors can guide you through the remote admission process for each of Joburg’s top rehab centres.

Do I need to go to a  drug rehabilitation centre?

Many people who check into Johannesburg’s top drug or alcohol rehabilitation centres will realise that at some level they have a problem.  However, some people are forced into treatment by their loved ones or the courts and only during the rehab process discover that they really need treatment and become more motivated to engage.  If you are concerned that your drug taking has developed into something that you cannot control, there are addiction self-assessment questionnaires available on this website that will help you to examine the patterns of your drug use.

One might suggest that if you or a loved one is significantly worried about your drug use, consider taking an assessment or stopping drug use there is a good chance you have a problem.  Of course, it’s also important to remember that you don’t have to be a full-blown addict to die from an overdose or suffer legal consequences like being arrested for possession.  If you don’t want to risk these consequences you should consider going into a drug rehabilitation centre to clean up.

Even if you don’t believe that you have a problem and are completely unwilling to be admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre it is still possible for the program to work for you. Denial of addiction is a part of the illness, is very common and sometimes an addict will be completely unaware that they have a problem.

If enough people are telling you that you have a drug problem and need to go to rehab then take the time to contact one of our addiction counsellors who can help you to see whether you may benefit from the help a drug rehabilitation centre in South Africa can offer you.

How long must I stay in drug rehabilitation centres?

Even if you’re attending a drug rehabilitation centre on a court order or otherwise being forced into it your family, friends or even your employer, you will find that your addiction counsellor can’t keep you against your will.  So it’s not so much a case of having to stay in treatment, as choosing to spend a little time improving your life.  This is an investment in your future mental and emotional health and resulting level of functioning, not a punishment.

That said, the various program lengths are suggested by addiction treatment consultants based on decades of academic research into how to provide effective drug rehabilitation.  Leaving treatment against the advice of your counsellor is not a good idea.  Who would go to a doctor, be diagnosed with cancer, and then tell the doctor that they refuse to complete the prescribed treatment?  It’s really the same with drug addiction.  Drug rehabilitation centres provide treatment for a disease that is chronic, progressive and fatal.  It’s really in your best interest to complete the course.

Can I force somebody into a drug rehabilitation centre?

This depends on the laws of your country.  In most countries, there are legal steps that can be taken by the loved ones of an addict to force them into treatment.  You will need to show that the patient is causing themselves or society damage through their drug addiction.

Simply by using drugs and being in the situation to “score” (dealers’ houses, streets, etc.) is usually enough to demonstrate that they are placing themselves at risk.  If your loved one has broken the law (stealing, possession of illegal substances, fraud, etc.) or been arrested because of addiction this could be enough to show that they are a danger to society.  You should speak to a social worker to find out the exact procedure in your country. Alternatively, contact us and we’ll guide you.

The life of a drug addict – and the life of the addict’s family – all too often feels like a non-stop roller coaster. But you don’t HAVE to stay on that scary, unpredictable ride any longer. Call us today for help in finding the right drug rehabilitation treatment clinic for you or your loved one.

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Joburg Addiction Treatment Advice Services

Confused about what detox, rehab or withdrawal mean? Look through the information below to get useful information or give us all call and we can explain.

A simple phone call is often the best and fastest way of getting help for an addiction. You can call WeDoRecover .com in confidence from the UK on: 0800 955 4357 or from South Africa on: 081 444 7000.

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