About The Recovery Direct Care Centre
Recovery Direct was founded to address the fundamental shortfalls in handling residential care, groups, aftercare and long-term recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety and stress related issues. The treatment centre has grown to include a specialist network of professionals in a variety of disciplines who are committed to working on the many interrelated mental health issues in patients.
Our programme is one of the few that addresses the underlying trauma on which addiction feeds. Recovery Direct runs daily intensive individual counselling sessions, as well as focused group therapy and educational programmes based on the latest research and evidence in the field of recovery.
Recovery Direct’s team are specialists in psychiatric counselling and all issues related to treating common substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine, dagga and heroin addictions or general substance use disorders.
Inpatient Residential Facility
The luxury setting of the centre acts as a beautiful backdrop for breaking down the emotional barriers patients have towards resisting recovery from substances like drugs, alcohol, or other addictions or problematic and self-destructive behaviours such as gambling, food and self-image related problems.
The non-punitive and patient treatment focus creates a flexible programme centred around what each individual needs to undertake the first steps in their path to finding long-term recovery.
Programmes include specialist consulting psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors and medical specialists drawn from an extensive network of registered professionals dependent on the unique requirements in the recovery of each patient.
The centre is set in a tranquil upmarket environment based in Cape Town, away from the grind of day to day life yet still within close proximity to any required services. Patients are treated by expert recovery guides ensure that they have the support they need to break the cycles and grow beyond their addictions.
As an original founding member of the Recovery Direct Group of treatment centres, Vaughan Pankhurst played an instrumental role in the formulation of the centre’s trauma aware care programme.
Vaughan subsequently has moved to establish a trauma dedicated private practice in continuation of his trauma-focused work.
The Trauma Treatment project operates from his home in Cape Town and is dedicated to providing cost-effective individual personal growth and recovery from trauma.
Please feel free to contact Vaughan here.
Recovery Direct is a programme that is structured to care for patients that are in need of care from a range of disorders including substances, behaviour issues such as problems with food, intimacy, gambling prescription medications. It is a great privilege of ours to help so many people find their path to recovery and personal fulfilment.
One evening at my home in Cape Town, a conversation about the distinctions of Recovery Direct’s outpatient programme led to a conversation about completely changing the stigmas and perceptions that surround addiction and the treatment of people struggling with mental health issues.
The truth still is that patients coming from formalised centres, where they managed to get “better” but were still only marginally better off than before they went into the formalised “detox” process.
This process of recovery had in some cases been introduced in the recovery centre, however, this treatment very rarely included the progressive thought patterning and care required to start actually living clean, sober and “in recovery”.
It was on this very basis that Recovery Direct built such a popular outpatient programme.
Relapse prevention is an addiction community support programme founded by Doug Kemp in dealing with the greater issue of addiction in South Africa.
The site features a number of free online resources to help addicted individuals to stay on the path of long-term recovery and aims to grow to support a far wider community living in sobriety.
It is time to love your life, with freedom from limiting fears or conditions.