Whiskey Nose

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Whiskey Nose, a term historically linked to alcoholism, actually refers to rhinophyma, a severe form of rosacea characterized by a red, swollen, and bulbous nose. Contrary to early 19th-century beliefs that alcohol’s direct contact with skin caused this condition, it is now understood that Whiskey Nose results from the exacerbation of rosacea symptoms due to chronic alcohol abuse affecting blood vessels and leading to inflammation. This condition highlights the physical repercussions of prolonged heavy drinking, emphasising the importance of seeking treatment for alcohol addiction to mitigate both its visible and invisible effects. With appropriate support and recovery programs, individuals can address the underlying issues of their addiction and the consequential physical manifestations like Whiskey Nose, paving the way for a healthier future.

To treat rhinophyma, early stages may benefit from topical treatments like azelaic acid, retinoids, and metronidazole, or oral medications such as isotretinoin and tretinoin. Severe cases might require surgical interventions, including cryosurgery to freeze off unwanted tissue, dermabrasion to remove excess skin, or more invasive techniques using a scalpel or carbon dioxide laser for precise removal of affected areas around the nose.

    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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