Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse treatment, conducted by addiction treatment consultants and medical professionals, aims to end narcotic abuse and teach individuals to live a clean, sober and happy life. Key terms in this field include detoxification, where the body is cleansed of substances to initiate recovery and rehabilitation, which addresses both physical and psychological aspects of addiction. Rehab programs are either inpatient offering a structured recovery environment or outpatient, allowing treatment while living at home.

Treatment modalities include individual counselling to understand addiction causes, group therapy for communal support and family therapy to strengthen interpersonal support systems. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines medications like methadone or buprenorphine with therapy to manage withdrawal symptoms, particularly for opioid addiction and is effective in reducing illicit drug use and preventing relapse.

Aftercare or continuing care is key post-rehab to maintain sobriety, involving outpatient therapy, support groups or sober living arrangements. Treatment for substance use disorder may involve individual, group or family therapy, focusing on becoming drug-free and preventing relapse. Care levels vary from outpatient to residential and inpatient programs.

Detoxification or withdrawal therapy, aims to safely stop drug use, sometimes requiring hospitalization or residential treatment. A comprehensive treatment approach includes medical detox, treatment medications, behavioural therapies, family therapy, group and individual counselling, support groups and social services like housing and legal assistance. Treatment should adapt over time to meet changing individual needs. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition and relapses should prompt treatment adjustments rather than being seen as failures. Withdrawal varies by drug category with detox potentially involving dose reduction or substitution with substances like methadone, buprenorphine or a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone.

Below are a list of substances commonly abused and that may require treatment in a rehab environment.

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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. Specialising 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 our organisation facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualised 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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