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Life-coaching plays an important role in establishing the positive self esteem required to re-enter normal society. Having one’s self-esteem and drive restored is an incredibly powerful force. Once faced with the hurdles and challenges of addiction and knowing how easily one can slip back into self destructive and self defeating behaviours, sober living homes are able to provide the support to practically apply the tools learned in rehabilitation with a safety net to mitigate failure.
A great deal of research has demonstrated that peer supported sober living environments do lead to the most sustainable recovery outcomes. Inside of Recovery Direct patients can begin to take responsibility for themselves and their futures whilst supported by experts that look beyond the curing of addiction.
Recovery Direct is a private care primary and secondary facility in Cape Town and not a sober home or halfway house itself. However, being part of a greater community in recovery, we are able to recommend to outpatients and past inpatients the best sober home environments for their successful recovery based on working knowledge of the industry and the addiction professionals involved.
Inside our recommended sober living environments, you will find a community of support and learn to foster the energy required to uplift yourself and others in recovery. Sober living patients are able to leave the facility and start getting their lives together again whilst staying in mentorship and support structures: sharing the success and failures with others in treatment.
The Recovery Direct drug addiction treatment facility deals with a broad range of substance and behaviour based addiction issues. These include alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, prescription meds, and behavioural problems like gambling, sex addictions and eating disorders.
Recovery Direct operates a secured sober living home referral service based in Cape Town. Sober homes consist of all the routines and operations of the private residential rehab without the restrictions of access and maintenance requirements in primary care. Patients generally graduate to sober home style living immediately after the initial 28 days in recovery. Staying in the secondary care facility and taking part in daily group therapy and counselling services.
The term halfway houses and halfway homes for addiction are used interchangeably with sober homes in addiction recovery. Recovery Direct’s recommended halfway houses are on an availability and request basis only and consist of reduced rate accommodation services in homes external to the Recovery Direct primary care services. These houses operate much like communal living homes for like minded individuals looking to maintain their newly gained sobriety and reintegrate back into day to day life away from detrimental addiction behaviours. Residents still often attend Recovery Direct’s outpatient’s program and continue using the many tools gained in the primary care facility.
Most of our recommended sober home facilities offer both private rooms and shared rooms and have a broad range of specialist counsellors and support group services designed to help guests make the transition from formal recovery care back to face the real world on your own terms.
A complete gallery of the RD inpatient facility can be located here.
Patients seeking a secondary treatment facility or halfway house (who have already been through detox) will find our recommended room rates cheaper than many hotels in Cape Town. Still maintaining the structured format of primary care and the professional support structures needed to deal with reformatting life in sobriety.
Our recommended sober homes can accommodate individuals in close proximity to their family and work environments where possible.
There are a number of treatment centres that are either state, charity or church-funded facilities available to members of the public in South Africa. These are chiefly managed by the Department of Social Development. Free facilities are notoriously difficult to get into due to the high demand, thus the bulk of free “treatment” happens in the rooms of autonomous and anonymous 12 step organisations. Department registered private facilities are not always free. Some “government registered” rehabs are more expensive than Recovery Direct’s private care centre. Most of the free rehab services exist in the format of Anonymous group meetings like AA or NA.
Outpatient treatment enables patients to remain in a structured and accountable cycle of relapse prevention whilst maintaining on a course of ongoing recovery. Outpatient treatment is a lot more affordable for patients as there is no residential component or requirement for multiple specialists.
Recovery Direct started out as a dedicated outpatient programme working with individuals that maintain seemingly “normal” lives. Working professionals, mothers, household providers. Outpatient enables individuals to resume day to day functions yet align their lives around sobriety in the shortest time frame possible.
Home detox is not a recommended route for individuals that has entrenched addition problems. That said however due to the cost of private residential detox treatment and the typical destructive lifestyles of addicts a home detox is frequently the only viable option. In these cases our recommended train of thought would be to meet with one of our counsellors to understand the degree of the addiction and the actual risks involved in the cessation of the substance. In cases where residential treatment is not a viable option we would recommend a physician to oversee the process and work with the family to ensure that the detox process / environment as closely mimics that, that would be undertaken in a detox facility.