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Opioids, including both prescription drugs and illegal substances like heroin, are potent pain-relief medications derived from the poppy plant or synthesized in laboratories. Common prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine work by blocking pain signals and enhancing pleasure in the brain. However, despite their effectiveness in managing severe pain, such as post-surgical pain, opioids carry significant risks, particularly when misused. They can lead to drowsiness, slowed breathing, heart rate issues, and even death at higher doses. The euphoria they induce can also increase the risk of addiction.

To minimize these risks, it’s essential to follow a doctor’s prescription guidelines carefully. Patients should discuss all medications and supplements they are taking with their healthcare provider and consider alternative pain relief methods, especially if they have a higher risk of addiction. Opioid addiction, a serious concern, often starts with prescription opioids and can lead to misuse of illegal opioids like heroin. The misuse of opioids can lead to increased tolerance, dependence, and potentially life-threatening respiratory problems. In the U.S., a significant number of heroin addictions in the 2000s originated from the misuse of prescription opioids.

The history of opioid use dates back centuries, with their pain-relief properties known since ancient times. However, the risks of misuse and addiction have become more evident over time. Treating opioid addiction typically involves detoxification to manage withdrawal symptoms and therapy to address the psychological aspects of addiction, using methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and group counselling. These treatments aim to provide coping mechanisms to prevent relapse and support long-term recovery.

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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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