Lockdown rehabs remove any and all access to substances that can trigger relapse responses in patients. Their aim is to prevent any opportunity for the patient to get or be reminded of their substance of choice by effectively locking them away from it.No.
Recovery direct is about recovery, the life path of sustained addiction recovery. We do not permit any substance or substance abuse triggering activity on the property whatsoever, but that said we are more focused on dealing with patients as human beings.
Is Recovery Direct a 12 Step Rehab?
We do not identify ourselves as a 12 Step treatment centre. Recovery Direct operates a program that includes many of the 12 Step principles of sustained recovery but focuses on the professional assessment and treatment of the underlying psychological drivers that fuel the addiction in the first place.
We do not believe in abstinence of substances and process disorders as being the answer to the problem of addiction, but rather, we believe that building a life that does not require the addictive behaviour, is by far the most effective and sustainable method of treatment.
Is Recovery Direct a Religion Based Rehab?
At Recovery Direct we are accepting and respectful of all religions whatever they may be, however our approach to spiritual development stems more from the progress of skills such as mindfulness, behavioural shifts and meditation in the greater context of long term personal spiritual growth.
We remain mindful and supportive of the various religious beliefs of patients, but DO NOT view ANY specific religion as a component of our patient treatment model.
What Kind of Treatment do Patients Receive?
Recovery Direct operates with a somewhat different approach to addiction treatment.
We are a non-punitive program. Unlike many of our treatment centre counterparts we do not “punish” or treat patients like delinquent school children for breaking archaic rules and routines. Recovery Direct functions as any “normal home” type environment with similar daily routines of “normality” that patients have living in their own home.
The distinction being that:
Recovery Direct is in an upmarket, relaxed and secure setting, where patients can feel comfortable without the burden of addictive substances or triggers that would usually perpetuate their cycles of abuse.
This is an intensive program, which means that every day of treatment is spent dealing with the task of resolving each individual patients addiction problem. This approach is far more effective than patients only receiving individual counselling sessions once or twice a week.
Treatment is not limited to what we outline on the continuum of care page. If in consultation with the patient the Recovery Direct team feels that any skills or services are beyond the scope of what exists in the centre, then external professionals are sourced from within the community in Cape Town to complete or compliment the patients treatment process. Dieticians, physicians, psychologists, family therapists, art therapy, hypnosis, akin to the “whatever works” principal.
The multi disciplinary depth of this model ensures that we cater for all patients needs, whatever they may be.
What Does the Rehab Cost to Attend
There is no fixed price point on our treatment options. The cost of the recovery varies from patient to patient depending on what each patient requires by way of treatment, length of stay and professional services.
In the pre-admission meeting and assessment process we would gauge the kinds of services required to support each patient into sobriety and recovery. These services themselves carry costs some of which catered for within the centre and others not.
Medical aids do cover admission and the costs of therapies required however may not cover the full cost of residential stay.
Is Recovery Direct a Registered Rehab
Recover Direct is a registered halfway house that far exceeds the minimum norms and standards depicted by The Department Of Social Development in South Africa for addiction treatment centres.
As a private care addiction treatment facility we cater to a specific market segment that requires premium addiction treatment that has actual meaningful outcomes focusing on the value of our treatment services.
We prefer not to call what we do “rehab” as we believe there to be too many negative connotations to the process of rehabilitation but concede that without the stigmatic association we could not clearly define what we do.
Why is Recovery Direct The Best Rehab in The World
Recovery Direct is born from a different philosophy in dealing with addiction.
Addicts / alcoholics are generally resistant to “rehabs” and recovery in that they fear the “loss” of the substance they have become addicted to and the prospect of going into “treatment” in the form of “punishment” for being addicted to somthing hey can’t control.
That “loss” can be akin to the loss of a family member or deep relationship, and while they internally know that the addiction to the substance is killing them they cannot handle the loss and become resistant to the many fundamental life changes required for a successful recovery.
In traditional rehab centres there is a problem in that they are generally “punitive models” in spite of what their websites say, look deeper into the admission / cancellation terms and conditions.
In most cases you will see that patients that break the rules are kicked out with no refunds to payments up-front. Or “punished” as “part of treatment” by being made to perform domestic or administrative chores within the centre e.t.c.
The threat of rehab centre expulsion (without compensation) is constant and supposedly the “stick” to scare addicts into recovery.
Which means that addicts are treated like children and actually “punished” for not adhering to archaic principles and “house rules” that supposedly designed to strike “fear” and “consequence” into their recovery. Naturally patients are resistant and this this results in the actual process of treatment being delayed while the addicted person is acclimatising to the set rules and routines of the recovery centre.
Recovery Direct find this model of treatment ludicrous and beyond comprehension and compassion.
Invariably this issue of resistance in other centres lasts past the detox phase, leaving only a short window of opportunity for the patient to accept and come to terms with the environment / sobriety and actually start working on the actual principles of treatment that will support them when they exit the centre and integrate back into the real world.
Other rehab centres feel that this is just “a part of the process” as in reality it almost forces the patient to spend far longer in residential rehab than is actually necessary. Henceforth why most competing rehabs suggest 90+ days of treatment.
What Kind of Substance Disorders Does Recovery Direct Treat
Recovery Direct employs a specialist addiction counsellors, recovery assistants, and a range of therapist staff that engage with each patients recovery. The underlying therapeutic process is based on a trauma resolution in addiction and behavioural change therapy.
Is Recovery Direct a Detox Facility
No Recovery Direct does not “detox” clients from life threatening serious addictions in our recovery centre. In serious addiction withdrawal cases we refer patients to medical detox facilities to be treated by doctors in a medically supervised environment. As soon as withdrawal risks are mitigated we will accept patients into our centre for the process of recovery, which then involves the psychotherapeutic behavioral changes required to maintain sobriety and restore balance into our patients lives.
Does Recovery Direct Deal with Process Disorder Addictions