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CHANGES proudly offers and delivers the very best Premier, residential short term, long term Inpatient, Outpatient, Luxurious Halfway House addiction and substance abuse treatment programmes in Johannesburg South Africa. Simply put, we have been saving lives, restoring dignity, CHANGING outcomes, healing families and continually shaping innovative and effective qualitative care with our various treatment options. On offer is an opportunity to recover from a variety of addictions in personalized, dignified hands on Manager run, Rehabilitation Centres. Our experts, with a culminative experience of over 100 years. We are dedicated to providing; clinical care, family support, training and reintegration services, within the field of addiction treatment and recovery, assuring you that you will be receiving the optimum in drug and alcohol rehab available, personalized to each patient, and aimed at achieving lasting recovery and sobriety. CHANGE IS AN INSIDE JOB! The goal of the centre is to treat all addictions and do so with our dignified, affordable and high quality treatment. Our emphasis is on Bio-psycho-social treatment and our core focus is ensuring that the person affected receives the best help possible and that the family and love-ones receive guidance during the recovery process.
At CHANGES we understand addiction as well as the consequences and effects that result from this destructive disease. We help our clients build up life skills again and we assist them with re-integrating back into society. We believe that it is possible for the addict to overcome their addiction and to find some form of inner peace. At CHANGES we are able to assist with the process and we strive to support the addict towards a full recovery with our vast expertise.
CHANGES Treatment Centre offers a vastly unique multidisciplinary approach to treating addiction and their therapeutic team has many years' experience in treating addictions and other disorders. Our emphasis is on Bio-psycho-social treatment and our core focus is ensuring that the person affected receives the best help possible and that the family and love-ones receive guidance during the recovery process.
"BIO" - immediately upon admission into treatment, the patient is assessed by the medical team and offered an appropriate detoxification regime ensuring that they are withdrawn from narcotics and alcohol. We do not believe that the patient should suffer during the withdrawal process. It has been our experience that very often, people with addictions present with symptoms of underlying Psychiatric Disorders; we offer a Psychiatric assessment by a Psychiatrist who is highly qualified in Addiction Medicine to ascertain if there is an underlying Psychiatric or other disorder.
"Psycho"- addiction causes much turmoil, but most of our clients, present with various forms of trauma and psychological pain which need to be uncovered and ultimately addressed. We help our clients to address these issues in Interpersonal Group Therapy and Individual Therapy. The treatment combines elements of Didactic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, lectures as well as 12 Step Groups and Step work. We teach our clients to identify relapse triggers and emotions attached to their addiction. Our primary focus is teaching new life skills and new coping mechanisms to remain clean and sober.
"Social"- The tools use to optimize this stage of recovery is Interpersonal Group Therapy. This offers the clients to see themselves in one another, i.e. the "Mirror" approach. It is proven that this method is highly effective in recognizing behaviors & compulsions that are not helpful to their recovery; they learn how to regain their authentic personal-power and meet their potential, dispelling the need to use substances.
Healing the body, the mind and the soul of a recovering addict can take a long time, often when the initial inpatient treatment is finished clients are not yet ready to return home to families who were traumatized during their active using. We offer a Halfway House and Tertiary Care Program to strengthen their recovery process within a supportive contained environment, guiding them to learn the skills needed to exist in a world full of triggers and temptations. The Halfway House becomes a safe space to practice the new approaches to manage their lives, then recovery from addiction is not just possible, it is probable!
Changes provide ongoing, continual support and treatment after the patient leaves the facility. There are 12 Step Meetings and Aftercare Support Groups ensuring the patient is adequately supported to help to assist with a long-term recovery from addictions.
We accept all religions or non-religious clients and will not force any one religion upon our clients. We believe that each person should find their own spiritual pathway will be encouraged.