Social Model

The social model of addiction treatment emphasizes the need for societal changes to aid individuals in recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. This approach focuses on helping individuals make positive lifestyle changes to maintain sobriety, often through community-based treatments. Recognising that addiction is influenced by social and environmental factors, the model sees individuals as more than just their addiction, prioritizing overall well-being and social connections.

Originating in the 1960s, this holistic approach includes group therapy, peer support, and community involvement. It encourages active participation in treatment, creating resilience and skill development necessary for overcoming addiction. Peer support, a key element of the social model, offers empathy and shared experiences, helping individuals find motivation and understanding. The model also strives to create a safe, stigma-free environment, acknowledging the important role of family, friends, and community support.

This approach, deeply rooted in the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and similar programs, highlights the benefits of peer support, attitude changes towards treatment, establishing strong support systems, and learning new skills and hobbies for sustained sobriety. When combined with other treatments, the social model effectively facilitates long-term, positive changes in individuals’ lives.

    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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