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The term ‘grit’, is a nickname for a cigarette but can also mean your ability to stay committed and focused on your recovery goals despite facing challenges and setbacks. It’s your inner strength that helps you push through difficult times and maintain your sobriety.

The concept of grit is not new. It has been around for quite some time and has been recognized as a important factor in achieving long-term recovery. Many addiction treatment programs emphasize the importance of developing and nurturing grit as it plays a significant role in the success of your recovery process.

Grit combines passion and perseverance towards achieving long-term goals, acting as a important trait for overcoming adversity and achieving success. It involves a growth mindset, seeing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles. Grit’s importance is highlighted by experts like Duckworth, who identify it as a key personality trait shared by high achievers, enabling them to be adaptive and resilient despite setbacks.

Measuring grit can be done using a grit scale, which assesses your level of grit through ten statements rated on a five-point scale. This self-assessment evaluates your persistence, ability to maintain focus on long-term projects, and resilience to setbacks, offering insight into your capacity for sustained effort and interest over time. For leaders, understanding grit levels can be valuable for both personal development and evaluating team members’ potential for long-term achievement.

Grit is key because it transforms potential and talent into real success. It’s about more than just natural ability; grit involves the persistence and determination needed to achieve goals, despite challenges. Research has identified grit as the key factor predicting success across various fields. Grit enables individuals to overcome obstacles and fully realize their potential, emphasizing that success depends on what we do with our abilities, not just the abilities themselves.

The concept of grit encompasses five main characteristics:

  1. Perseverance: The relentless pursuit of goals, regardless of difficulties.
  2. Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from setbacks.
  3. Courage: The bravery to face challenges and fears head-on.
  4. Passion: A deep, enduring commitment to long-term goals.
  5. Conscientiousness: A careful, diligent attitude towards work and responsibilities.

These traits collectively define grit and are essential for pushing through tough times to achieve meaningful success.

Grit can manifest in various ways. It may be seen in your commitment to attending therapy sessions and support groups regularly, even when you don’t feel like it. It can also be observed in your determination to make healthier choices instead of giving in to cravings or temptations.

In the addiction recovery community, there is a shared belief that grit can be cultivated and strengthened over time. It is not necessarily an innate characteristic. Through the support of treatment professionals, peers, and loved ones, you can learn strategies to enhance your level of grit and build resilience to better navigate the challenges that come your way.

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    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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