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Narcotics can be defined as substances that influence an individual’s mood and behaviour. Narcotics are commonly manufactured and sold for illegal purposes. Narcotics refer to a group of drugs that affect the central nervous system and have pain-relieving properties. These drugs act on certain receptors in the brain, blocking pain and creating a sense of relaxation and euphoria. However, because of their highly addictive nature, narcotics can lead to dependence and addiction if not used as prescribed.

Historically, narcotics were originally derived from opium, a substance found in the poppy plant. Opium has been used for centuries for pain relief and recreational purposes. Over time, scientists developed synthetic versions of narcotics, such as morphine, codeine, and heroin, which have a similar effect to opium.

In modern addiction treatment, narcotics are commonly used for pain management. However, due to their potential for abuse, strict control and regulation are necessary to prevent misuse. Healthcare professionals monitor the use of narcotics closely to ensure patients receive appropriate pain relief without developing a dependency.

Recovery communities use the term narcotics to refer to substances that can lead to addiction and dependence. It is key to recognize that narcotics are not limited to illegal drugs like heroin. Some of the most common opioid and opiate medications include a variety of drugs used for pain management in different contexts. Codeine, widely used globally, is prescribed for chronic pain conditions such as cancer, back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and headaches. Oxycodone is utilized for both acute and chronic pain, while Hydrocodone, a semi-synthetic opioid, is typically for severe pain and sometimes coughs. Oxymorphone, known for its high potency, is used in managing severe pain. Morphine is employed for moderate to severe pain management, often in cancer treatment and palliative care. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is significantly more potent than morphine and heroin and is used for severe pain management. Hydromorphone, another potent drug, is prescribed for moderate to severe acute and chronic pain, usually when other treatments fail. Tramadol is used for moderate to severe pain but is carefully prescribed due to its high misuse potential. Lastly, Methadone, a synthetic opioid, is commonly used in treating substance use disorders.

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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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