Frequently Asked Questions
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 ascertain 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.
Recovery Direct is born from a different philosophy in dealing with addiction. This philosophy is centred on trauma and maintains that addiction stems from deep-seated trauma experienced as far back as early childhood. The approach is not punitive in nature but works on the premise that once the trauma has been resolved, the symptoms are easier to manage.
The Recovery Direct team are a multi disciplinary team focused on all addiction disorders. From the substance perspective we find the majority of patients addicted to alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, sleeping/anxiety medication and heroin.
Eating disorders, obesity and other process related addictions like compulsive gambling addiction and sex addiction are frequently associated with codependency behaviours related to substance abuse and treated through counselling and mindfulness.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is one of the most well-researched and validated psychotherapeutic techniques in the world. CBT provides:
- Collaborative and non judgemental therapeutic setting
- Quantifiable and concise treatment goals
- Practical strategies for breaking harmful thought patterns
- Change in thoughts, emotions and behaviour
- Unrivaled and proven results
- Long-term behaviour changes
You can read more about CBT here.
Recovery Direct employs a specialist addiction counsellors, recovery assistants, and a range of multi-disciplinary staff that engage with each patients recovery. The underlying therapeutic process is based on a trauma resolution in addiction and behavioural change therapy.
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 behavioural changes required to maintain sobriety and restore balance into our patients lives.
Compulsive behaviour, or process disorders such as compulsive gambling, sex addiction, eating disorders, self harm and spending addictions are addictions where individuals are addicted to some detrimental behaviour. The most common self defeating behaviours being the aforementioned.
What may start off as an impulse or something you do to feel more in control soon becomes behaviour which is in fact controlling you.
Recovery Direct caters for a wide range of behaviour modification therapies.
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.
Recovery Direct operates with a somewhat different approach to addiction treatment.
We are a non-punitive program.
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.
In this non-confrontational format patients receive daily therapeutic sessions with qualified counsellors whose core function is to help build the patients personal self esteem and resilience against their addictions.
This is an intensive program, which means that every day of treatment is spent dealing with the task of resolving each individual patient’s 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).
The multi disciplinary depth of this model ensures that we cater for all patients needs, whatever they may be.
After an in-depth conversation, a preliminary assessment and introduction will be arranged. This will take approximately 1 hour and preferably be conducted in person or via Skype. Where this is not possible, a telephone assessment may be done.
Admission may be arranged either directly following the assessment or when suits. On admission the person will be assessed by the psychologist, nurse and doctor.
A individual treatment plan is formulated and treatment begins immediately.
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We do not identify ourselves as a 12 Step treatment centre. Recovery Direct operates a programme that includes some of the 12 Step principles of community and 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.