Misunderstood and steeped in societal shame

Compulsive behaviours can often be traced back to past traumas and experiences which have altered the way in which the you have learnt to manage your emotions or anxieties. Talk therapy might be very helpful in shedding some light on the connections between these seemingly distinct components.

Recovery Direct Specialises in Treating Behavioural Disorders

Examples of these behaviours are compulsive shopping, “sex addiction” or “intimacy disorders”overeatingproblems with gambling, exercise or sports addiction, and internet addiction.

What is behavioural addiction?

Behavioural addictions often follow the same patterns as substance-based addictions, however, they involve a compulsion to engage in certain behaviours that do not include the ingestion of a substance. Engaging in a certain behaviour can cause the same mental reward (“high”) that’s typically induced by the consumption of a substance.

These behavioural addictions are carried out despite a range of negative consequences in terms of the individuals’ physical, mental, social or financial well-being. It often causes many disruptions within the individuals’ life and can cause mistrust within relationships. This behaviour is repeatedly engaged in, driven by an ongoing urge to pursue this specific activity, despite the awareness that it might have detrimental consequences.

Behavioural addictions are also referred to as “process addictions”. With an individualized treatment plan, many of these behaviours can be overcome and individuals can lead fulfilling lives again.

Read on to find out how Recovery Direct can support and guide you through this disorder. Click here for more info.

Treatment for compulsive gambling disorders may include several different approaches depending on the individual’s unique life circumstances.

Help With Gambling Disorders

Internet addiction can be described as an impulse control or behavioural disorder. While this type of addiction may not involve an intoxicating drug, it is very closely linked to pathological gambling.

Your Mental Wellness

Timeout to Re-focus, Re-centre, Rejuvenate

Find clarity and re-gain emotional stability from anxiety & stress

Recovery Direct Executive Care is an evidence-based wellness program designed around you

Executive Environment

The pressure to lead, inspire, make decisions, be a role model, a parent, a mindful partner or supportive friend can come at the cost of your mental health and wellbeing. You are forever showing up for other people, meetings, calls and commitments, yet how often are you showing up for yourself?

Recovery Direct is an exclusive evidence-based care centre that is dedicated to confidentially restoring your mental vitality and physical balance and wellbeing. We give you the time, space and guidance to reflect, plan and decide your next move.

Specialised therapeutic support gives you unbiased, professional insights into emotional struggles, relationships and behaviours. Everything managed in a safe, supportive and holistic executive wellness retreat.

Individual Attention

  • Process thoughts in a constructive manner
  • Space for reflection
  • Redefine goals and priorities
  • Gain a new perspective on your internal thought processes

Meditation, Yoga, Stretching and Breathing

  • Improve self-regulation and self-awareness
  • Increase your ability to focus
  • Improve sleep
  • Assist the body in processing life experiences

Therapeutic Massage

  • Completely unwind and de-stress
  • Remove blockages and relax muscles
  • Feel nurtured

Restorative Gourmet Meals

  • Prepared by skilled chefs
  • Nutritionally dense and restorative
  • Cater to your special dietary requirements

Private Luxury Suites

  • Private suites with full amenities
  • Private desk space and wifi (fibre)
  • Tea/coffee making facilities and mini-fridge

Time to prioritise yourself

Harness the mental agility to manage your life again. Fine tune your mental-health and wellbeing inside of South Africa’s leading care centre.