How Drug Rehabilitation Can Change Your Life

Now you find yourself in a position where you are very dependent on some form of illicit drug or addictive behaviour and you may be looking for ways to address your addiction. At least you are looking for a way forward now and can begin the journey back to a happy and normal life.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Did you know that even using a drug once classifies you as a drug user? Even while the effects of the drugs or alcohol you are using is temporary, there are some permanent and life changing occurrences happening within your body and, most notably, your brain. Drug use affects the area of the brain that is responsible for feelings of reward and motivation. This part of the brain is also in charge of your judgement skills and memory. This is why taking a drug is mostly pleasurable but can severely and negatively affect your decision making and alter your perception of reality.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Going to a drug rehabilitation centre can change your life and can offer you a realistic and optimistic outlook on your future. Some of the biggest benefits are:


Counselling offers you the opportunity to come to grips with the reality of your addiction. During these sessions, you will learn new strategies in coping with your addiction in a non-judgemental environment. During counselling sessions you will also be equipped with coping mechanisms to deal with day to day stressors.

Medical Assistance

During the detoxification process, rehab centres will have medical assistance available if it is necessary. Withdrawal from some addictive substances, like alcohol, can cause serious complications and medical help can save your life.

Restoring Sociability

Addiction treatment centres encourages sociability, whether it is among a group of fellow recovering addicts or your friends and family. They also teach you how to create healthy relationships with new friends and acquaintances.

Other than the above, you have to consider the obvious; what happens if you don’t go to rehab even when you know you need help?

Many people attempt to make these vast changes by themselves and a small percentage may ultimately succeed. But if you are not fully equipped to manage your detox and recovery by yourself, you may not succeed at all. Attempting to detox from home could be dangerous and even deadly, especially when struggling with alcohol addiction and, without the right kind of support, will leave many people feeling helpless and discouraged.

We do addiction treatment well, and we can help you.

We exist to inspire you, to support and to equip you to lead the life you can. We are devoted to making it possible for you to be happy and fulfilled.

That’s what we do, that’s why we come to work every day and that is our commitment to every person who comes to us. We do not judge, we do not blame, we only lend a hand to empower you.

Most importantly, you WILL get your life back and you WILL be able to rebuild strong, healthy relationships with your loved ones!

Nurture Health Recovery and Wellness Facilities in South Africa

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Nurture Health Recovery and Wellness Hospitals are Nurture Health facilities and exist to inspire, support and equip patients to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

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Nurture Health Recovery and Wellness Facilities are registered with the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare. They are also members of the National Hospital Network and the Psychiatric Focus Forum.