Entering treatment is often the most difficult time in the treatment process for a number of reasons:
- It is often a terrifying and demoralising time for the individual
- It often follows a crisis
- Family members and partners are angry and expect an immediate solution
It is critically important to have a professional assess the patient and direct them to appropriate treatment. There are many unlicensed clinics and untrained personnel operating in the addiction field using outdated and unproven methods.
We can assist with easy and appropriate assessment and access to treatment via one of our addiction specialists. This includes:
- urgent help with detoxification
- admission to an inpatient treatment centre
- finding an outpatient programme or counsellor
- opioid substitution treatment or other medication assisted treatment
- assessment in terms of concurrent disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADD, posttraumatic stress disorder and others which influence addiction treatment
Recovery Outcomes is linked to a network of professionals with addiction expertise. With years of experience in the field of addiction, we can help you find the best inpatient and outpatient programmes.
Why might I want treatment?
- There may be a gradually intensifying awareness that drug or alcohol use, or a behavioural addiction is not working for you. It may be causing harm
- You may be dissatisfied with your life and feel that alcohol, drugs, gambling or other behaviour is an obstacle to your having the life you want
- Attempts to manage addiction on your own have not been successful
- There may be pressure from family, friends or colleagues
- You may suffer from the effects of trauma, anxiety or depression. Alcohol and drugs may be part of this cycle of mental distress
- Perhaps a single incident created a “tipping point” that prompts you to take action
- You may be facing a crisis that is related to your use of drugs, alcohol or other addictive behaviour
Whatever the reason, we can help you access services that are tailored to your needs and provided by the best addiction specialists.
Does treatment work?
There are a variety of treatments which research has proven to work. Effective treatments help individuals stop the compulsive use of drug, alcohol and problem behaviours. It also reduces the harm that addictions cause. We offer treatments in two settings (inpatient or outpatient), which may take on different forms and last varied lengths of time. The best treatment programmes provide a combination of therapies and other services to meet your individual needs.
Our experienced staff can help you plan treatment so that it fits your needs and is based on evidence that it works.
How can I plan treatment so that it works for me?
Let us help you choose an initial treatment that will fit your needs and means.THEN… Join the Recovery Outcomes programme which will support and guide you through recovery to achieve the life you want.
In an extensive South African study, it was found that 13% of South Africans have an addictive disorder in their lifetime