AOD is the abbreviation for the term Alcohol and Other Drugs. In addiction treatment, AOD refers to all types of substances that people can become dependent on, including illegal drugs, prescription medications and alcohol. It is a comprehensive term used to encompass the broad range of substances that individuals can develop addictions to. By using the term AOD, it helps professionals and those seeking help to address the various substances that can be detrimental to one’s health and well-being.

The history of AOD in the addiction recovery community is closely tied to the understanding and recognition of addiction as a complex disease. In the past, the focus of addiction treatment was primarily on alcohol. However, as our knowledge about addiction has evolved, so too has the need to address the misuse and dependence on other substances. Recognising the importance of a broader approach, the term AOD emerged to acknowledge the severity and repercussions of all addictive substances.

The terminology used by the addiction recovery community, including AOD, assists in creating a common language and understanding among professionals, individuals seeking treatment and their families. It allows for clear communication and helps professionals tailor their interventions and therapies to meet the specific needs of each person dealing with addiction.

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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

    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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