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.

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Your Recovery Journey Starts Here

We are here to help you get your life back on track. Our counsellors are trained across a broad range of mental health topics and the many interrelated behavioural, family and personal issues that surround addiction and self-destructive behaviours.

Substance Abuse

Addiction treatment using the most advanced care model in South Africa. Comprehensive rehab for substance users led by professional multidisciplinary counsellors in highly focused one-on-one treatment.

Rehabilitation Programmes

Adaptable private care rehabilitation programmes based in Cape Town that are carved to fit each patient’s unique life circumstances. Bespoke recovery services for addiction, substance use and behavioural difficulties.

Trauma and PTSD

Resolving residual traumatic experiences through specialised, personalised and confidential care therapy. Helping patients mindfully manage past experiences in the context of their daily lives.

Anxiety Treatment

Resolving core drivers of anxiety disorders through one of South Africa’s most advanced treatment programmes. Cape Town treatment centre with integrated psychiatric and psychological services.

Understanding Trauma Therapy and Addiction

Dealing with trauma enables individuals to reformat their outlook, where they no longer need the substances they are addicted to or pursue behaviours that negatively impact their lives. Regardless of how “far” you are in any addiction there is always hope. With the right care, support and shifts in attitude, any obstacles can be overcome.

Unleash Your Infinite Potential

Move toward the life you’ve always dreamt of living by addressing the core issues that drove you into addiction or substance-abuse.

Changing The Perception Of Addiction Rehabilitation

Our counsellors with first hand experience in dealing alcohol and drug abuse cases and have the resources and support a full spectrum of patient zero treatment options.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: alcoholismdrug addictionsanxiety and mood disorders, depressiongambling, food addiction, eating disorderssex and love addictioncodependency, 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.


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Group Therapy

Specialised group therapy led by professional counsellors enables patients to identify with the shared experiences of other individuals in similar scenarios as their own and learn from the responses provided in the safety of group discussions.

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.

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What Our Patients Say

Why we are rated one of the finest addiction recovery centres in Cape Town.