Pain, Trauma & Addiction

The underlying drivers of addiction and self destructive behaviours often come from pain and trauma experienced either physically or psychologically, sometimes as far back as early childhood.

Dealing with these drivers enables individuals to re-format their lives, 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 attitude any obstacles can be overcome.

Daily One on One

Intensive, daily one on one therapy fast-tracks the healing process and mental preparedness required for patients to resume their day to day life in recovery and back in control.

Daily professional counselor led therapy includes one-on-one sessions, group sessions and specialist interventions.

This equates to seven times more professional interactions with counselors than most other rehab services. We wholly believe that this process accelerates the initial phases required for truly sustainable long-term recovery.

Life Coaching

The focus on regaining your life after rehab 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.

Life coaching and mindful personal growth play a fundamental role in the education about and abstraction from harmful substances and detrimental behaviours.

Finding meaning and purpose in the world outside of rehab and in full recovery becomes an unstoppable force driving each individuals success.

Private Addiction Treatment in Cape Town South Africa

Welcome to Recovery Direct

Specialised Addiction Rehabilitation Centres Based in Cape Town South Africa

Helping People Get Better, & Stay Better.

We are here to help you get your life back on track. Our staff are trained across a broad range of addiction topics and the many interrelated family and professional issues that surround addiction.

From chronic alcoholism treatment to common drug detox and treatment we have seen it all.

Our counsellors have first hand experience in dealing alcohol and drug abuse cases and have the resources and support from our rehab centers in a full spectrum of treatment options.

Vaughan Pankhurst.

Over the last 8 years I have embarked on an incredible personal journey of long-term recovery. After volumes of research into 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 Recovery Direct Programme for sustainable addiction treatment.

Through the painful resolution of my own addictions and the shared insights and personal journeys of so many families and individuals struggling with substance abuse or compulsive behaviours.

We have formulated a distinctly unique approach for viable addiction treatment.

Based off insights into mass research psychology and Recovery Direct is the ultimate treatment and care solution, focused on resolving patients, trauma / pain resolution, and dismantling the forces that are driving their addictions.



Vaughan J Pankurst

Changing The Perception Of Addiction Rehabilitation

You could change your life in the next 28 days

Treatment works!

Take the first step with Recovery Direct today.

Build & 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.

Exclusive Rehab in Cape Town South Africa

The luxury setting places patients at ease enabling a more rapid acceptance of the therapeutic directives within the addictions treatment program. Recovery Direct rehab program 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 harrowing threat 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 a trying process where patients are resistant to the change. We understand this and would like to help you with marijuana, alcoholism and related substance addiction disorders.

Helping you find alcohol, drug and process 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 rehab program that is not tailored to fixing your problem.

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.

Realistically one can’t live in a rehab forever. 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.

With the right care

Extended rehab programs enable patients to return to their normal lifestyles after treatment, and remain connected to the workings of the treatment programme without the costs associated to residential rehab.

Our proximity to some of the worlds best addiction treatment psychologists, psychiatrists and trauma therapists enables Recovery Direct rehab taps into a wealth of knowledge beyond our in-patient counselling and support.

Cape Town is an ideal destination for that “holiday from addiction” seeing many inbound travellers seeking treatment in a refuge that can adequately support their individual needs.

We provide specialist treatment for alcoholics, drug users and a variety of other related addiction disorders such as gambling, sex, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, khat and other substance abuse. Recovery Direct also manages a number of sober living homes and halfway houses and a workplace intervention services in the context of the addiction recovery and residential rehab programs. Our rehabilitation centre routine and positive behavioral reprogramming and trauma resolution therapy, enables individuals to break free from their addictions and maintain productive day to day outputs while managing the ongoing process of their recovery.