Where to get help in South Africa for someone living with an addiction

Where to get help in South Africa for someone living with an addiction. Image credit: Supplied

Where to get help in South Africa for someone living with an addiction

(Partner Content) Living with someone with an active addiction can be traumatic and isolating. It can also be extremely frustrating and soul destroying to try to handle it on your own. You need to know that you’re not alone and you can reach out to us at Recovery Center for help.

Where to get help in South Africa for someone living with an addiction

Where to get help in South Africa for someone living with an addiction. Image credit: Supplied

Recovery Center at White River provides a safe, drug-free environment for both adult men and women living with a range of addictions. This includes alcohol and drug addiction as well as behavioural addictions such as Internet, porn, gambling, sex and dieting addictions. 

Many addictions are accompanied by a mental disorder which is why we offer dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental disorders. Our services include a medical detox at a private clinic if required, and different types of therapy that are proven to be successful for addiction treatment.

How can Recovery Center at White River help you?

Recovery Center at White River has a multidisciplinary team of addiction professionals with extensive experience in the field of substance and behavioural addiction. This includes experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction counselors, behaviour therapists and professional nurses. We work closely with each client to find the best approach to begin a life of lasting recovery.

We offer a comprehensive inpatient 3-month recovery programme that is built on a foundation of respect, dignity and compassion. Depending on the severity of the addiction and your insurance cover, you have the option of a shorter or longer stay. However, a 90-day drug treatment programme is best for those who have relatively severe or long-standing addictions.

The recovery journey usually starts with a medical detox which is essential to manage withdrawal symptoms for substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe which is why someone with an active addiction needs to be in the care of a professional medical team in a hospital environment. 

Once the medical detox is done, your loved one returns to the Recovery Center at White River and begins their treatment programme under the care of our addiction specialists. Patients stay in comfortable shared accommodation, attend individual and group therapy and enjoy healthy meals and daily exercise as part of our holistic approach to recovery.

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Where is the Recovery Centre at White River?

Recovery Centre at White River is located in Mpumalanga in the northern region of South Africa. The treatment centre lies nestled in lush gardens in a beautiful 7-hectare property. White River is the gateway to the famous safari hub of South Africa and is only a 30-minute drive from the iconic Kruger National Park.

The location of our treatment center is perfect in many ways. The beautiful countryside setting is peaceful and tranquil and offers an idyllic place to concentrate on recovery. We’re a short drive from some of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa which means we have a choice of wonderful places to visit for day excursions. 

We’re also located close to the region’s main airport which makes the Recovery Center easy to reach by plane; and we’re about a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg if you’re arriving by car or would like to be collected from OR Tambo International Airport or the city. 

We’re only a phone call away

We’re here to help as you travel the road to recovery alongside a loved one. Start by talking to us about different addiction treatment options and what therapy we offer. 

We’ll also help you with the paperwork and planning needed to be admitted. We keep in close contact with you during the treatment programme and provide valuable advice on supporting your loved one in recovery.

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+27 (0) 76 350 9868

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Recovery Center at White River

Find us at

Jatinga Road, Plaston, White River 1240, South Africa