While addiction is affecting more and more people around the world, only a small fraction of those who need treatment are actually getting it. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicate that over 23 million people in the United States need addiction rehabilitation, of that only around 2.5 million people get proper treatment.

Rehabilitation centres all have one objective: To help those addicted to drugs and alcohol beat their addiction.

While each rehab centre may have the same aim, judging if an addiction rehabilitation centre is successful or not is no simple task. The importance of finding the right one plays a crucial part in whether recovery will be achieved or not.
So how does one find a good addiction rehabilitation centre?

Well, continue reading and we’ll tell you how to spot a good one as well as how to get you or a loved one into a quality drug or alcohol treatment centre.

Healthy Environment
Quality addiction rehabilitation centres will provide addicts with an environment that is conducive to achieving recovery. The treatment programs at the centre should be accessible to everyone in regard to prices and any other barriers that may stop them from getting help.

Good Recovery Statistics
The phrase “the proof of the pudding” is no more apt when it comes to checking if an addiction rehabilitation centre is successful or not.
An addiction rehabilitation centre’s credibility is based on how many addicts they have assisted in achieving recovery. Judging the number of people who have had their lives changed by the treatment programs the centre offers, is a good litmus test for determining if the clinic is the right one for you.

Minimal Relapse Statistics
Another way to determine if an addiction rehabilitation centre is a quality or not is to find out how well their patients are once treatment has been completed.

If there are fewer relapses, it means that the methods used in treatment actually work on their patients. Should one of their patients’ relapse, a good rehab centre should also be able to provide aftercare so that the individual can get back on the path to recovery.

Healthiness Shouldn’t Be Forgotten
Good addiction rehabilitation shouldn’t just provide detoxification and counselling and therapy, but should also focus on the health of their patients. This is crucial in treatment, as during the time when the individual was abusing drugs or alcohol, they may have forgotten about their physical health and appearance.

Things such as exercise programs and meditation should all be included, which will help give recovering addicts the opportunity to get the most out of their stay in addiction rehabilitation. Good nutritional practices should also be taught, for example, preparing healthier meals and eating foods that are beneficial to their recovery.

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, we provide access to the best private addiction rehabilitation centres all over South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best treatment for you or your loved one.

People Seeking Addiction Recovery in South Africa

Medical tourism is a relatively new phenomenon. Technology has made it quite easy to seek out medical professionals and treatment programs in just about any country in the world. This has given consumers a lot more variety of choices when looking for a rehab treatment centre for example.

South Africa has one of the best reputations for providing high-quality addiction recovery programs at an affordable cost. We specialize in advising foreign clients regarding which South African rehab centres are the most suitable for them. We look at many different factors before making any recommendations to ensure that all clients who seek our advice are matched up with an alcohol and drug rehab centre in South Africa that fulfils all their requirements and accommodates all their needs.

Top reasons why we recommend South African substance abuse rehab centres:

  • The standard and quality of the treatment programs and care on offer in South African rehab centres are among the best in the world. Their long term success rates are also well above average.
  • The costs involved even with the most upmarket rehabilitation centres in South Africa are significantly cheaper than basic rehab centres in regions such as the UK.
  • Due to the fact that addiction is quite prevalent among the young people in South Africa, substance abuse rehab centres generally have quite a few young people enrolled at any given point.
  • Therapists and counsellors are very experienced in dealing with addiction in young people.

This makes the ideal choice for younger individuals struggling with addiction because they are able to relate to fellow patients at the recovery centre and they are also able to see many examples of young people who have successfully overcome addiction and still live happy and fulfilling lives.

These are the top three reasons why we choose to recommend rehab centres in the lovely country of South Africa. Our aim is to help all those looking to overcome addiction do so in an affordable but effective way and rehab centres in South Africa support that aim.

How We Can Help

Our dedicated team seeks out the very best Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg rehab centres in South Africa and then establishes a relationship with them via regular correspondence. We keep close tabs on all rehab centres that we work with and recommend to international patients. Patients from other countries are encouraged to contact us and let us do all the hard work search and filtering results so that we can find the best possible rehab centre for them.

Gambling Addiction Help

Rehabilitation and counselling

The NRGP’s toll-free Problem Gambling Counseling Line service runs 24/7 throughout the entire nation and is staffed by up to nine telephone counsellors who speak multiple languages. Throughout the course of the year, it received 16 192 calls in total, of which 2 891 were calls and referrals specifically about problem gambling.

In addition to providing free and confidential outpatient treatment and counselling services to 1318 problem gamblers, the NRGP’s national network of 75 Treatment Professionals also referred 15 problem gamblers for inpatient treatment, 25 problem gamblers for debt management counselling, and helped 28 problem gamblers’ relatives with family counselling.

With the appointment of clinical psychologist Dr. Adele Pretorius as the Treatment Director, which took effect in September 2010, the Treatment Management Team’s capacity was significantly increased. Under the direction of Professor Dr. Dan Stein, the team established a partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychiatry. The goals are to build clinical evaluation skills, identify problem gamblers with co-occurring conditions (such as alcohol or drug addiction), and offer clinical supervision of treatment professionals and best practice-based treatment options or to establish safe gambling behaviours.

Psychiatrist Dr. Heidi Sinclair has also been appointed, becoming the first person to hold the newly established Fellowship in Pathological Gambling in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. This is a first for both South Africa and the continent of Africa.

To enhance service quality and delivery speed, the treatment programme as a whole was reviewed. A number of recommendations were then put into practise. In order to implement phased improvements, Professor Graham Barr, who played a key role in developing the materials for the NRGP’s Handbook on Gambling, has also reviewed the data programme used to collect statistics for the counselling line.


By Wolves