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An addicitonologist is usually a physician (doctor or GP) certified in the field of addiction medicine (see addictionology) and specializing in the area of drug and alcohol dependence and other addictive illness.

An addictionologist is trained to diagnose and treat substance use disorders, as well as other addictions like gambling or compulsive shopping. These experts have a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, which allows them to provide comprehensive care to those in need.

To become an addictionologist, one must typically complete a residency in a medical specialty such as psychiatry, internal medicine, or family medicine. Afterward, they may choose to pursue additional training in addiction medicine through a fellowship program. This specialized training equips addictionologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the unique challenges posed by substance abuse and addiction.

In addiction treatment, addictionologists play a important role in providing evidence-based care and support to individuals on their recovery process. They employ a variety of treatment approaches, including medication-assisted treatment, counselling, and behavioral therapies, to help patients overcome their addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.

It’s worth noting that addictionology is a relatively new discipline within the medical field. As awareness of addiction as a chronic disease has increased in recent decades, so has the recognition of addictionology as a distinct area of expertise. This recognition has paved the way for addictionologists to contribute significantly to the development of effective treatment strategies and contribute to ongoing research in the field.

So, if you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, reaching out to an addictionologist can be a important step in obtaining the professional help needed.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    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. Specializing 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, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized 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

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab 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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