Screening holds a central place in the compassionate and insightful world of addiction counselling. It’s a process where understanding and professionalism meet, as counsellors engage deeply with individuals facing challenges with narcotic substances. In these sessions, a counselor doesn’t just see a case but a person, with their unique story of addiction, personal struggles, and health background. It’s a conversation that goes beyond the surface to uncover the real needs and circumstances of each individual.

At its heart, screening aims to answer two key questions: Is the treatment within the patient’s financial reach? And, more importantly, is the treatment a good fit for the patient’s unique needs? This is not just about numbers and methodologies; it’s about finding a place where someone can truly start their healing process, in an environment that resonates with them, with programs and professionals who can speak to their situation.

The methods used in screening are as varied as the people they help. Through thoughtful interviews, carefully designed questionnaires, and a review of medical and psychiatric histories, counsellors piece together a comprehensive picture. This isn’t just data collection; it’s an empathetic process of understanding and planning.

What emerges from screening is a roadmap for recovery – tailored treatment plans, and sometimes, recommendations to centers that better suit a person’s specific needs. This isn’t just a procedural step; it’s a important part of guiding someone towards a life beyond addiction.

Screening is more than just ticking boxes about drug or alcohol use. It’s about asking questions that touch on every aspect of life – relationships, work, health – and listening to the answers with empathy. These insights help professionals craft a diagnosis and a treatment plan that truly aligns with the individual’s needs.

Different settings call for different approaches to screening. Structured questionnaires and interviews are common, but they’re more than just forms to fill out. They are tools to encourage honest conversation about substance use, providing a foundation for effective and personalised help.

Tools like the CAGE questionnaire and the AUDIT are popular for their simplicity and effectiveness in flagging potential issues with alcohol or drugs. However, it’s essential to understand that screening is just the beginning. It’s a preliminary step that leads to more in-depth assessments – a journey from an initial understanding to a comprehensive exploration of a person’s experiences and needs.

    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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