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Psychoactive substances play a important role in the world of addiction treatment and rehabilitation. In simple terms, psychoactive refers to any substance that can alter your mental state, leading to changes in perception, mood, consciousness, or behavior. These substances have the power to affect your brain, often by targeting neurotransmitters and receptors, which are responsible for transmitting signals within your brain and body.

Psychoactive substances can be broadly categorized into three groups: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens. Depressants, like alcohol or benzodiazepines, slow down brain activity, creating a sedative effect.

  • Depressants
    These substances, including alcohol, have a calming effect on the brain, inducing sleepiness and relaxation. However, they might also trigger nightmares, anxiety, and aggression.
  • Stimulants
    Substances like cocaine and caffeine fall under this category. They boost energy, alertness, and wakefulness.
  • Opiates
    Used for pain relief, these drugs, such as heroin, create feelings of happiness and tranquility. However, misuse can lead to addiction.
  • Hallucinogens
    Drugs like LSD are known for causing hallucinations, making users see or hear things that aren’t present. They can also alter the perception of time, detach individuals from their environment, or induce profound insights.

Psychoactive substances have played significant roles in various cultures and societies. They have been used for medicinal, spiritual, and recreational purposes. Understanding the psychoactive properties of substances helps addiction specialists tailor treatment plans to address the unique challenges associated with different substances. By targeting the specific effects caused by these substances, these professionals develop strategies to manage withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and underlying mental health conditions.

To achieve successful recovery, individuals must first recognize the psychoactive nature of the substances they are struggling with. With this understanding, they can then focus on developing healthier coping mechanisms and finding alternative ways to manage stress and emotions, reducing the reliance on psychoactive substances.

    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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