Kick is the slang term for detoxification from a drug. In the context of addiction, “kick” refers to the act of stopping the use of a substance or overcoming the cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with it. It’s a word commonly used to describe the initial phase of recovery when individuals are trying to break free from their dependency.

The term “kick” can be traced back to the mid-20th century, originating from African American street slang. Over time, it found its way into the addiction recovery community and became a widely accepted term to describe the process of detoxification and withdrawal.

Kicking an addiction can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience, as the body and mind adjust to functioning without the substances it has become dependent on. Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and irritability, are common during this phase. The severity and duration of these symptoms vary depending on the substance abused and the individual’s overall health.

To support individuals during this critical phase, addiction treatment centers often provide medical supervision and holistic interventions. Medical professionals may administer medication to ease withdrawal symptoms and prevent potential complications. Alongside medication, counselling, therapy, and support groups play a vital role in helping individuals cope with the emotional and psychological challenges that arise during the kicking process.

    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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