Licit Drugs

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Licit drugs can be defined as drugs which are legal to supply, sell and use. These drugs are medications that are legally prescribed by doctors to treat various physical or mental health conditions. Licit drugs are prescribed to individuals struggling with substance abuse to assist them in their recovery process.

In addiction treatment can vary depending on the substances a person is addicted to. For example, methadone and buprenorphine are commonly prescribed to help individuals with opioid addiction by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. These drugs are known as opioid agonists and can be taken orally or through transdermal patches.

Another licit drug used in addiction treatment is disulfiram. It helps individuals with alcohol addiction by causing unpleasant symptoms when alcohol is consumed. This aversion therapy aims to discourage alcohol consumption and support sobriety.

Naltrexone is another medication used to treat both alcohol and opioid addiction. It works by blocking the effects of opioids and reducing alcohol cravings. Naltrexone can be taken orally or through a monthly injection.

In addition to these licit drugs, other medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, or medications used to manage physical health conditions may also be prescribed to individuals in addiction treatment. This is because substance abuse often co-occurs with other mental or physical health issues, and treating these conditions simultaneously improves overall recovery outcomes.

It’s important to note that the use of licit drugs in addiction treatment should always be done under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. These medications are a part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counselling, therapy, and support groups. Each individual’s treatment plan may differ based on their specific needs and circumstances.

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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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