The Cape Town Centre
Welcome to Recovery Direct. Cape Town’s top rehabilitation centre for substance-abuse and behavioural disorder treatment.
The underlying drivers of addiction and self-destructive behaviours are often rooted in pain and trauma experienced either physically or psychologically.
Our specialist led trauma recovery centre works by understanding your unique needs and helping you develop the right tools to move forward.
Highly focused individualised treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Intensive, daily one-on-one therapy fast tracks the healing process and mental preparation required for patients to resume day to day life in recovery and to be back in control.
The focus on regaining your life after rehabilitation is the key to a sustainable recovery. Life coaching is part of the ongoing Continuum of Care based model that is designed to restore motivation and direction in patients and includes personal development and goal setting programmes.
Family therapy (or family systems therapy), couple therapy and marital therapy are all offered at Recovery Direct. The practice seeks to resolve problematic family dynamics and to create a safe space to disentangle dysfunctional behaviours.
Eating disorders can develop in different ways for different people but the psychological and physical side effects are all-consuming. Recovery Direct are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eating disorders.
South Africa’s leading drug addiction treatment programme based in Cape Town. Premium facilities, specialist counsellors and a non-punitive approach to rehabilitation and recovery.
Changing The Perception Of Addiction Rehabilitation
Recovery Direct is one of the most exclusive psychological and addiction treatment centres in the world and has pioneered one of the most comprehensive and holistic treatment programmes designed specifically around each patient. Our dedicated expert counsellor teams focus on giving you the professional help and care that you need.
We provide individualised and bespoke treatment for a range of addictions and psychological disorders including: alcoholism, drug addictions, anxiety and mood disorders, depression, gambling, food addiction, eating disorders, sex and love addiction, codependency, narcissistic abuse, trauma and ptsd, panic disorder, pain management, obsessive compulsive disorders, phobias, grief, personality disorders, relationship issues, stress and burnout.
Our proximity to some of the worlds best addiction treatment psychologists, psychiatrists and trauma therapists enables Recovery Direct rehab to tap into a vast wealth of knowledge beyond our inpatient and outpatient counselling support.
Cape Town is an ideal destination for that “holiday from addiction” seeing many inbound travellers to the Western Cape seeking treatment in a refuge that can adequately support their individual needs.
Over the last 9 years I have embarked on an incredible personal journey of long-term addiction recovery. After volumes of research into treating addiction, speaking to experts around the world and practically standing on the front line of hundreds of addiction treatment cases over the last 6 years, our experience has culminated into the formulation of our flagship rehab centre in Cape Town. The Recovery Direct programme is designed to be the most sustainable addiction treatment programme in South Africa, if not the world.
Through the painful resolution of my own addictions and the shared insights and personal journeys of so many families and individuals struggling with substance use disorders or compulsive and destructive behaviours, we have formulated a distinctly unique approach for viable addiction treatment in our centres.
This approach is based on insights into mass research psychology and Recovery Direct is the ultimate in appreciative care solutions. We are a non 12 step rehab centre that is focused on resolving patients’ actual problems through trauma and pain resolution as well as dismantling the destructive forces that are driving their addictions.
Vaughan J Pankurst
The luxury setting in Cape Town places patients at ease enabling them to fast track their acceptance of the therapeutic directives within the addictions treatment program. Recovery Direct rehab programme is designed to help individuals break the addiction and stay in recovery after residential treatment. Working with substance abuse, process addictions and eating disorders.
The idea of a residential rehabilitation and “first time” admission places unnecessary stress on many new patients. Traditional inpatient rehab admissions are encumbered in their most crucial “first step” phase, making the process confusing, unsettling and trying – patients are resistant to the change. We understand this and would like to help you by providing a unique experience of rehabilitation whether you are suffering with mental illness, substance-abuse disorder or any addiction.
Helping you find addiction support solutions that will ultimately work for you as an individual is paramount. Why waste time, money and effort on a drug or alcohol rehabilitation programme that is not exactly tailored to you?
See the Recovery Direct Cape Town rehab patient treatment protocol here.
Personalised Therapy Works.
- Individual Focused
- Long Term Treatment
- Extended Outpatient Programmes
- Non 12 Step Treatment Model
- Upmarket Facilities
The best long-term rehab programmes are professionally operated services centred around a unique format of treatment. Patients are able to resume their day to day lives in the shortest time-frames possible whilst leading a new life in recovery.
We provide patients with daily personalised addiction counselling sessions. Luxury rehab facilities based in Cape Town, South Africa. Patients are supported in the most comprehensive after care and outpatient programmes of their kind.
It’s just that simple. Long-term treatment is the single most influencing factor for sustainable addiction recovery.
Unfortunately, one cannot spend their lifetime in rehabilitation and responsibilities of the real world need to be resumed. Recovery Direct operates a secondary outpatient programme to provide support after residential treatment. One of the best documented facts of addiction rehabilitation is that patients need ongoing access to solid support structures to maintain their ongoing recovery.
Ongoing support, sustainable recovery
Extended rehabilitation programs enable patients to return to their normal lifestyles after treatment. Patients are able to remain connected to the workings of the treatment programme without the costs associated with residential rehab.
Thank you Recovery Direct for giving me my life back. Living in a failed marriage was one of the hardest times of my life but you made me really see that the divorce was just a turning point in my new journey. I wish I had sought help for my destructive behaviours so much sooner than I did. You guys are truly miracle workers and I am more than happy to recommend Recovery Direct Cape Town to anyone that needs help with substance and alcohol addictions. All my love Jane
Recovery Direct Cape Town saved my life. I thought that I had a brain disease and that I would live in fear of being an addict forever. Now that I understand that what I have is a “substance use disorder” that was triggered by events that were from my past, I know that I can manage it. I feel better every day. Thank you to everyone at Recovery Direct Centre.
I am not a bad person. I suffered trauma when I was growing up, which really sucked. The pain made me do things that I was very ashamed of and coming to the realisation now that I needed to make some tactical changes to my life. Now that I understand why I did what I did, I can now make sure I never do anything like that ever again. Thank you Recovery Direct it was worth every cent coming down to Cape Town.
Luxury and efficiency, wrapped into a very comprehensive and cost-effective package. I could not ask for better. And all off the grid, so the water shortages in Cape Town didn’t stop me bathing! What an experience. I have left a changed person.
I went to treatment many times and none of it worked. At RD I was allowed to keep my cellphone so I could deal with all the stress and pressure from my family as it happened! Now we are all friends again. Things have never been better.
I was always told I’m a bad person and everything bad that happened to be was my fault because well, I was in active addiction. But I learn’t that punitive / tough love treatment only fuelled my self hatred. I felt I deserved to have a terrible life. That I had nothing to contribute and if I made it to my next birthday I’d be lucky. RD taught me how to be a responsible, contributing citizen and most of all how to forgive myself and deal with everything that lead me down this dark path.
RD has t be one of the best rehab centres in the world. I have been in and out of rehabs in Cape Town and Johannesburg on / off for the last 10 years. Never have I ever been to one that has treated me with dignity and respect and actually helped me understand why I am unable to control my drug use. I feel like I am finally free. I was not able to complete the 28 days but I joined the outpatient programme and 6 months sober and never going back to that person I was before. Thanks to Vaughan and his team.
Back in the UK and I am stunned to say that I have been sober for the last 3 months with no thought of going back to my former life. There was a time where I knew that I was going to die and the drink was going to kill me. Alcohol had taken over my life and it was ruining everything that was important to me. RD has helped me break free from this horrific lifestyle and I cannot express enough how grateful I am to the staff of the rehab centre.
Recovery Direct is by far the best private care rehab in Cape Town. I cannot believe how much time I wasted going the 12 step route of treatment. The personal development goals that I now have are realistic and attainable and with time I will achieve them. Thank you for the personalised programme and support you have provided me with.
I am finally looking forward to the rest of my life. Stuck in such a deep and suicidal depression for so long took it’s toll on me. My family could see what damage I was doing to myself but let me do it anyway. It took a lot from me to make that call and I am glad I did. RD has some very dedicated and highly experienced therapists and counsellors and took such great care of me when I needed the help. Thank you Vaughan, Gary and the guys.
Thank you Recovery Direct for calming setting that your centre provides there is a real opportunity unpack in a safe environment and create a treatment plan to for the corrective strategies that will ultimately lead to long-term recovery from my anxiety and my addictions. I still live with the anxiety but I have learned how to get past these destructive barriers in a way that does not involve chemicals to soothe me. All my love.
Recovery Direct is truly a luxury addiction recovery facility. Where patients can recreate a life of balance again. The individualised non-12 step, one n one treatment model is ideal for helping alcoholics, addicts and eating disorder sufferers. Thank you for your help.
World class rehab centre. Finally a place that understood me as a person and not as an addict. I have been healed from what I thought was an addiction to alcohol and drugs and that now I know to be previous experienced trauma from my childhood. I have a new lease on my life and I feel like there is so much I have missed, but now can do. Thank you Recovery Direct.
Unlike most other rehab centers, Recovery Direct don’t believe that addiction is a disease. Rather that there are many contributing factors that lead normal people into addictions which as in my case was completely trauma driven. I feel like I have been missing something so obvious and through counselling I have learned to value myself and my family. Thank you RD for everything you have done, I cannot explain this in one liner.
Many treatment centres claim to offer what Recovery Direct provides, however it is simply not accurate. 12 step group meetings with very little one on one specialist therapy did not help me. With Recovery direct I was front and centre with a therapists every day who took me through an intensive yet soul progressive journey with absolute care and support. Thank you for everything Vaughan I am a new woman.
Process of healing yourself and previous trauma is to see what and where you are triggered. Then to stop your response to that trigger and to bring yourself back to the present knowing that you are safe and still in control. Repeating this in safe environments permits you to gradually desensitise from the trauma as opposed to trying to forget it or dull the pain with substance abuse or self defeating behaviours.
You could change your life in the next 28 days
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Build and maintain your motivation!
You don’t recover from an addiction by stopping using.
You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use.