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Downers are a nickname for depressant drugs, in street slang usually barbiturates, which is sedative drug that minimises the feeling of excitement and ecstasy in an individual.

Downers, as the name suggests, are drugs that tend to slow down or depress the central nervous system. They are also known as depressants. These substances act on the brain by decreasing its activity, resulting in relaxation, sedation, and a sense of calm. Many people misuse downers for their pleasurable effects and may develop a dependence on them over time.

Common examples of downers include benzodiazepines (like Xanax and Valium), opioids (such as heroin and prescription painkillers), and alcohol. Each of these substances affects the brain differently, but they all share the ability to slow down brain activity.

Benzodiazepines are often prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia, but they can be highly addictive if used in excessive or non-prescribed amounts. Opioids, on the other hand, are potent painkillers that can induce a euphoric state. They are notorious for their addictive qualities and the devastating consequences they can have on individuals and communities.

Alcohol, perhaps the most widely used depressant, has a long history of consumption dating back thousands of years. While it is legal and socially accepted in many cultures, it can still lead to dependency and addiction, and its abuse can cause severe health issues over time.

Downers can be particularly dangerous because they can slow down vital bodily functions to the point of respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. Combining them with other substances or medications, especially opioids and alcohol, increases the risk of overdose and can have fatal consequences.

Rehabs and addiction treatment centers often provide specialized care for individuals struggling with downer addiction. They utilize evidence-based practices and a holistic approach to help you safely detox from these substances and address the underlying causes of your addiction.

    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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