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The mind holds an individual’s mental processes. In the context of addiiction, it relates to your thoughts, emotions, and the intricate workings of your mind as they relate to addiction. The “Mind” refers to the mental and psychological aspects of addiction and its impact on an individual.

Addiction recovery professionals understand that healing the mind is an essential part of the recovery process. By addressing the root causes of addiction, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and build a strong foundation for long-term sobriety.

The addiction recovery community often emphasizes the importance of “Mindfulness.” This term encourages you to cultivate awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the present moment. By practicing mindfulness, you can develop a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to addictive behaviors, empowering you to make positive changes in your life.

The brain and the mind, while interconnected, are distinct entities important in understanding addiction, especially in recovery from alcohol and drug use. The brain, a physical organ, performs various functions, one of which is producing the mind – the center of thoughts, hopes, dreams, and ethics. Addiction is characterized as a disease of the brain, not the mind. It affects the brain’s physical functioning, leading to a dependency on substances like alcohol or drugs. This dependency can have secondary effects on the mind, impacting an individual’s willpower, decision-making abilities, and ethical principles.

Understanding addiction as primarily a brain disease is important. It involves physical changes in the brain cells and presents symptoms like intoxication, withdrawal, and tolerance, fitting the medical definition of a disease. The mental challenges that arise due to addiction, such as loss of willpower or poor judgment, are consequences of this primary brain disease, not the disease itself. This distinction is vital as there has been historical confusion, with some believing addiction to be a disease of the mind, attributing it to a lack of willpower or moral failing. However, such views overlook the physical alterations in the brain caused by substance use. There are also differing opinions on the treatment of addiction, with some suggesting that rational correction and moderation in substance use could be effective, while others advocate for complete abstinence.

Another concept often discussed in addiction recovery is “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” (CBT). This therapeutic approach focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with addiction. CBT helps you recognize harmful beliefs and replace them with more positive and constructive ones.

The addiction recovery community has recognized the significance of “Trauma-Informed Care.” Many individuals struggling with addiction have experienced trauma, which can greatly impact the mind. Understanding trauma and its effects is key in providing effective treatment that addresses both the addiction and underlying traumatic experiences.

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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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