Relapse prevention is a free service for individuals or families of individuals suffering from substance abuse related problems. We help people find viable addiction treatment solutions that fit their needs and suit their lifestyles. Our service is an unbiased advisory that enables affected patients find the right recovery help that will enable them to live their lives free from alcohol or drug additions.

Alcoholism and drug addiction have infiltrated the lives of millions of families in South Africa and often finding effective solutions that resolve these problems is hard and families just don’t know where to start. This is where Relapse Prevention is here to help.

We work with families that are in the midst of a crisis created by an active addiction. Finding treatment centres, advice groups, support groups, intervention services and all related drug addition or alcohol recovery solutions that will break the habits and find a path to sustainable sobriety.

Addiction Recovery

No matter where you live there are drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres within your reach, however the offering in these clinics varies to such a degree that not all drug or alcohol rehabs are best suited for the sustained recovery of every patient. Selecting the wrong addiction recovery clinic can be a costly and pointless mistake, as patients simply reject the treatment and relapse back into their alcoholism or drug addition patterns.

There are many addiction recovery centres that are more than happy to take on new patents, however not all of these services have the expertise or maintain the ongoing success rates and after care. Many rehabs also use outdated addiction recovery techniques that have a high rate of relapse failure.

Free addiction recovery services like ours enable people to take the right advice and make the right decision when taking the first step toward a substance free lifestyle or choosing a rehabilitation centre. Our service starts with the unbiased patient and patients needs before we look at swatting the proverbial fly with a bus.

The process of stepping into Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group for the first time as an alcoholic or drug user is a daunting experience and a massive undertaking for anyone to endure on their own. The fellowship's doctrine is also not geared at everyone and while there are many great success stories from the 12 step programs, there are also many many fundamental flaws in the blanket approach. These simple disconnects often causes people to live in a perpetual hopeless cycle of addiction until they actually do hit "rock bottom". This is not scenario that always ends well and one that can be wholly avoided with the right advice and treatment.

Dual diagnosis issues often underpin the root cause of an addiction such as depression, anxiety, pain, divorce, death often trigger extended periods of "self medication" that ultimately lead to a physical and psychological dependence. These issues cannot be treated by a "fearless moral inventory", substance abuse and addiction disorders can happen to anyone given the right set of circumstances.

Not to say that the odd "fearless moral inventory" is a bad thing (we all could do with that) but oversimplifying drug and alcohol addiction based on moral belief systems is not an all encompassing silver bullet.

This is not to devalue the process or to say that the groups don't offer fantastic inputs and support in dealing with the recovery but they do not bridge all the gaps in the addiction cycle for individuals on the fringe of different disorders. AA and NA don’t offer professional psychiatric help with an addiction specialists, nor do they support any prescribed medication alternatives, nor do they deal with the millions of people on the edges of habitual substance abuse that have not hit "rock bottom".

While the 12 steps has helped millions of people throughout the world, we are talking about a process that was developed just under a century ago by hardened alcoholics and drug addicts. Needless to say much has happened in the field of treatment as a chronic illness where there are far less harrowing alternatives to dealing with the problem. And yes disease NOT a moral failing of grit and willpower self exploring willpower.

That first step is the mountain, dealing with life without a substance that has become part of your life is like losing a friend or family member, it's a hard cold and uncomfortable reality that most suffering addicts and alcoholics simply don't want to face.

This is where effective rehabilitation advisory services come into the picture. There is a strategy for taking that first step and in most cases it's the family of the affected alcoholic or drug user that effect that strategy for them.

Unlike the perception that the media presents about addiction rehab clinics our selection of detox clinics are in most cases setup in up-market home type environments that often have sauna, pool and gym facilities. The "treatment process" is centred around a "family" safe house structure so that patients don't feel like they are imprisoned and the staff are trained professionals that have been through the process and are focused on the mentoring patients it re-structuring their lifestyles around sobriety. The entire gambit of addiction cannot be summarized into a neat little box that fits into residential treatment. Some individuals issues are dealt with without a a residential treatment centre admission. Tertiary and out-patient facilities enable many binge drinking alcoholics and patients to start on a recovery based lifestyle under their own steam.