We Do Recover

This term is essentially a shortcut for saying biological, psychological, and social.  It refers to the belief that a particular disease (e.g.: drug addiction) has roots in and affects biological areas, psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviour) as well as in social life.

The concept of Bio-Psycho-Social recognizes that addiction and recovery encompass more than just the physical aspects of substance abuse. It acknowledges that addiction is a complex issue that involves biological, psychological, and social factors.

The “Bio” in Bio-Psycho-Social refers to the biological factors related to addiction. It recognizes that substances can have a profound impact on the brain and body, leading to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment approaches in this aspect may include detoxification and medication-assisted therapies.

The “Psycho” in Bio-Psycho-Social refers to the psychological factors that contribute to addiction. It recognizes that mental health disorders, trauma, stress, and emotional well-being play a significant role in substance abuse. Treatment approaches may involve individual counselling, group therapy, and addressing underlying mental health issues.

The “Social” in Bio-Psycho-Social refers to the social and environmental factors that influence addiction. It recognizes that family dynamics, peer pressure, socioeconomic factors, and cultural influences can contribute to substance abuse. Treatment approaches may involve support groups, family therapy, and addressing social triggers and stressors.

By adopting a Bio-Psycho-Social approach, addiction recovery programs aim to address the whole person, rather than just focusing on one aspect of their addiction. This approach recognizes that effective treatment must address the biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction to promote lasting recovery.

The Bio-Psycho-Social model has gained widespread acceptance in the addiction recovery field and is now considered a best practice. It helps professionals understand the complexity of addiction and tailor treatment plans to address individual needs. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of integrating all three aspects in addiction treatment, providing individuals with the best chance for successful recovery.

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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. 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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