Addiction can be a challenging problem to try to solve on your own. Whether you’re the one who wants to change your life or you’re looking to support someone else, there are a variety of supports available in South Africa to help you along the way.
Types Of Treatment Options For Addiction
There are two types of treatment facilities for those struggling with addiction: in-patient and out-patient facilities.
For those who want to change their lives with a more intense support program, they can sign up for a stay in an in-patient facility. There
The benefit of paid rehab facilities is that they don’t often have waiting lists, which differs from government facilities. The reason for this is that government facilities are in higher demand and often have limited spaces available.
Rehab 4 Addiction (paid rehab facility)
This is an international rehab
The De Novo Drug Treatment Centre (free)
This is a government-run treatment
You can find a list of drug rehab
Out-patient facilities are those where the client gets support from professionals and laymen (those who aren’t necessarily qualified but have
Some examples of out-patient support include:
1. Alcoholics Anonymous South Africa
This is a group providing fellowship for alcoholics across the world. Joining is usually free. Contact the national helpline on 0861 HELP AA (4357 22). You can also visit the AA
2. Al-Anon Family Groups
This sort of group is for the family and friends of those with drinking problems. The group has sections for adult family members, as well as children. Contact 0861
3. Narcotics Anonymous SA
NA is a support group for those recovering drug addicts who are working to stay clean. They have a 24-hour helpline; 083 900 MYNA (083 900 6962).