Top Treatment Centres in South Africa by Location
Alcohol rehab centres are those that can treat an addiction to alcohol, but they do not do this just by treating the addiction. They treat the person suffering from the addiction on a holistic level, that is, in mind and body so that they can reverse the effects of the addiction on their bodies and start to heal their minds.
This is done in a number of ways and the first phase an addict will have to go through is detox. In this stage, the alcohol is cleared from their system in a process of elimination under medical supervision. They will have to stop drinking and go through the symptoms of withdrawal to detoxify the body and this is done under the care of a trained physician. This process is very important and without completing it, they will not be able to move forward in their treatment.
The next phase involves individual therapy, which is a way of digging deep into the mind of the patient and finding out why they drink. However, alcoholism is often triggered by an event or an individual’s perception of an event. This is what causes them to drink and to feel that they cannot get by without alcohol.
While this is in progress, they also need to go through individual and group therapy sessions, which help them identify with others who have been struggling with this problem. This gives them some form of perspective in terms of what addiction is like for others and the stages at which they find themselves. Relating to them can help a lot.
This process of rehab is overseen by trained professionals who ensure that the users are safe and taken care of. They have been through the process of detox and therapy with many other alcoholics and can sympathise, empathise and give real world advice to those trying to heal. This is invaluable as it allows for the addicts to really take responsibility for their healing, and to be an active member of their own treatment process with the help of others. This is a very important part of the process.
Top centres in Kenilworth (Cape Town), Alberton (Johannesburg), Parktown (Johannesburg), Pietermaritzburg, Randburg (Johannesburg), Kommetjie (Cape Town), Milnerton (Cape Town), Bishopscourt (Cape Town), Umhlanga (KwaZulu Natal), Pretoria (Gauteng), Claremont (Cape Town)