We Do Recover

A fellowship can be defined as a friendly association.

In 12 step context ‘fellowship’ is well defined in the beginning of AA’s Big Book Chapter 2, There is a Solution: “We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know one hundred men who were once just as hope­less as Bill. All have recovered. They have solved the drink problem.

We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds. We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, friendli­ness, and an understanding which is indescribably won­derful.

We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain’s table. Unlike the feelings of the ship’s passengers, however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our individual ways. The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined.

The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer alcoholism.

Fellowship refers to the supportive and mutual relationship among individuals who are recovering from addiction or alcoholism. It is a fundamental aspect of many addiction recovery programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The emphasis is placed on the importance of individuals coming together to share their experiences, strength, and hope with one another.

The concept of fellowship in addiction recovery dates back to the establishment of AA in 1935. It was built on the belief that individuals helping each other can achieve and maintain sobriety more effectively than they could alone. This supportive community forms the basis of many recovery programs, providing a safe space for individuals to connect and find understanding from others who have faced similar struggles.

Fellowship is often conducted through regular group meetings, where individuals gather to share their stories, listen to others, and offer support. These meetings typically follow a structured format, encouraging openness and honesty. Many participants find solace in being heard and understood by others who have firsthand experience of addiction and its challenges.

In fellowship, participants are referred to as “members” or “peers.” The nonhierarchical nature of these relationships fosters a sense of equality, empathy, and shared responsibility. Through fellowship, individuals gain the necessary support, guidance, and encouragement to continue their path towards recovery.

Engaging in fellowship can also introduce individuals to the concept of sponsorship. A sponsor is an experienced member of the recovery community who voluntarily guides and supports a newcomer on their journey of sobriety. This relationship is based on mutual trust and is intended to provide additional support and accountability.

Fellowship plays an integral role in addiction recovery, providing individuals with a network of people who understand and empathize with their struggles. Being part of a supportive community can help combat feelings of isolation and provide ongoing motivation to maintain sobriety.

Remember, fellowship is not limited to your time in treatment or early recovery. Many individuals continue to participate in fellowship and attend meetings even after achieving long-term sobriety. The bonds formed through shared experiences often last a lifetime and can serve as a constant source of support.

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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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