Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse refers to the deliberate exploitation of medication. Prescription Drug Abuse refers to the misuse or excessive use of prescription medications, including painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, stimulants, and sedatives. These medications, prescribed by healthcare professionals, are intended to help manage specific conditions or symptoms. However, when taken beyond their prescribed dosage or without a valid medical reason, they can become highly addictive and detrimental to your health.

Identifying problematic prescription drug misuse can be challenging, as displaying side effects alone does not necessarily indicate misuse. However, misusing prescription drugs can lead to a substance use disorder (SUD), akin to drug addiction. Doctors diagnose a person with addiction is based on specific criteria, with at least two of them required for a diagnosis. These criteria include taking a substance in higher doses or for longer than intended, unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop usage, devoting a significant amount of time to obtaining or recovering from the substance, experiencing cravings, impaired performance at school or work due to substance use, persistent substance-related problems in relationships, giving up important activities because of substance use, continued use despite risking harm, using despite declining physical or mental health, developing tolerance, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms relieved only by taking more of the substance. Notably, the last two criteria do not apply to individuals under medical supervision for prescription medication use.

    Addiction and Mental Health

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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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