Loss of Control

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Loss of control can be defined as the failure to limit oneself from the use of a narcotic substance. Often used to describe a significant symptom experienced by individuals grappling with substance abuse.
Loss of control refers to the inability to moderate or manage one’s substance use. When you lose control, you’re unable to stop or limit your consumption, despite negative consequences that may arise. This lack of restraint can be deeply distressing and can exacerbate health, financial, and personal problems.

Understanding that you have lost control over your substance use is the fundamental realization that motivates many individuals to seek help from rehabilitation programs or support groups.

The notion of loss of control has been widely recognized for many years within addiction treatment and research. It has been a significant factor in shaping how addiction is understood and approached. Treatment approaches often focus on helping individuals regain control over their lives and develop healthier coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.

Various terms related to loss of control have been developed to further describe the phenomenon. For instance, “powerlessness” is a term often used to convey the feeling of helplessness and inability to stop using substances. Similarly, the concept of “craving” refers to an intense desire or urge to engage in substance use, which can also contribute to the loss of control.

    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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