Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a critical issue that transcends physical harm, encompassing emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and verbal abuse, aimed at maintaining power and control over an intimate partner. It’s a complex phenomenon that often escalates in the presence of drug or alcohol addiction, creating a perilous environment difficult to escape from. The abuse can manifest in various forms, from emotional manipulation and financial control to physical violence and sexual coercion affecting individuals across all demographics.

Substance abuse significantly exacerbates the risks and severity of domestic violence. Intoxication can lower inhibitions and escalate violent behaviour making it a potent catalyst for abuse. Research indicates a strong correlation between substance abuse and an increased propensity for committing domestic violence with a substantial percentage of domestic violence incidents linked to drug or alcohol use.

The relationship between addiction and domestic violence is marked by shared characteristics such as a loss of control and denial, often worsening over time if left unaddressed. This interconnection highlights the importance of considering substance abuse disorders within the context of domestic violence, recognising the dual need for treatment and support in overcoming both challenges.

Addressing domestic violence in the context of addiction recovery is crucial. Rehabilitation centers and support services play a central role in identifying and managing cases of domestic violence offering specialised support and interventions to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected. Therapy and support groups can provide essential tools for victims and perpetrators alike to understand the impact of their behaviors and work towards recovery and healing.

Despite the legal implications and societal stigma surrounding domestic violence and substance abuse, it is vital to approach those affected with empathy and support. The integration of domestic violence awareness and intervention strategies into addiction recovery programs can significantly contribute to the holistic healing of individuals and families affected by these intertwined issues.

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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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