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Habituation can be defined as the mental dependence to a narcotic substance after prolonged use. The brain creates a need for the narcotic substance, making the individual believe its improving their lifestyle. When you consistently use a substance, your body becomes accustomed to it and develops a tolerance. This means that over time, you will need higher doses of the substance to achieve the same effects. Habituation is essentially the process of your body adapting to the substance, leading to diminished response and the need for increased doses to maintain the desired effects.

The concept of habituation has a long history and has been studied in various fields, including psychology and biology. It is key to understand that habituation is different from addiction itself, although they often go hand in hand. While habituation refers to the body’s physical adaptation to a substance, addiction involves both physical and psychological dependence.

In the context of addiction treatment and rehabilitation, habituation is a important aspect to address. When undergoing treatment, it is key to gradually reduce the dosage of the substance to allow your body to readjust and decrease tolerance. This process, known as tapering, helps minimize withdrawal symptoms and ensures a safer and more manageable recovery process.

Understanding habituation can aid in creating effective treatment strategies for addiction. By recognising the body’s physiological response to a substance, healthcare professionals can tailor treatment plans to address habituation and minimize the potential for relapse. Additionally, psychoeducation about habituation can empower individuals in recovery to be more proactive in managing their addiction and understanding the changes occurring within their bodies.

    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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