8 Klein Constantia Road
+27 (0)79 235 7415 or within South Africa 079 235 7415
Recovery Direct is one of the most exclusive psychological and addiction treatment centres in South Africa and has intensive trauma resolution at the heart of its therapeutic model. As a luxury residential private care rehabilitation facility based in Constantia Cape Town, the centre provides the ideal retreat for individuals suffering from process or substance related disorders. A panel of multi-disciplinary counsellors and therapists use the best psycho-therapeutic interventions and behavioural modification techniques to facilitate healing, ensuring that recovery is a realistic option for every client who enters the doors. Apart from offering private inpatient care, Recovery Direct provides one of the most advanced outpatient programmes based on a continuum of care model which offers support and practical step-by-step guidance at every stage of the recovery process.
Recovery Direct is unique in that it consciously addresses the underlying traumatic issues on which addiction feeds. As such, it challenges the stigmas surrounding addiction and substance use by focusing its treatment approach around the belief that the effects of trauma lead people to become addicts.
The exclusive rehab treats a wide spectrum of conditions, from alcoholism, drug addiction, anxiety and mood disorders to depression, gambling and food addiction. It also helps clients who have eating disorders, issues related to sexual addiction, codependency, narcissistic abuse, trauma and PTSD. Its programs also cover panic disorder, pain management, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, grief, personality disorders, relationship issues, stress and burnout.
The Recovery Direct five star treatment models cover a wide array of behaviour and substance use disorders. Individuals are treated on a personal basis and absolute cognisance is taken of unique life circumstances, complex thought processes and personality dynamics. In this way, the centre establishes itself as one of the most advanced care facilities in its industry.
Expert consulting and residential psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and nurses operate within a collaborative environment to ensure the best possible outcomes for each person admitted to the centre.
Stunning multi-functional suites, each decked out in Victorian colonial style with en-suite bathrooms, balconies and panoramic views, offer outstanding accommodation for guests who want an upmarket and comfortable rehab experience.
Nestling in a quiet Constantia road, flanked by rolling vineyards, ancient oaks and the breath-taking grandeur of the Constantiaberg mountains, the centre offers a perfect and tranquil environment for recovery.
Recovery Direct was founded by Vaughan Pankhurst, who recognized the need for a novel approach to addiction treatment after he had successfully completed his own nine-year own journey into long-term recovery. Vaughan realized early on that trauma lies at the heart of addiction, and his centre is unique in that it consciously addresses the underlying traumatic issues on which addiction feeds.
At Recovery Direct, therapists meticulously dismantle the complex and cyclical process of addiction by looking at individual traumatic exposure. This shifts the focus from substances as the primary problem to trauma as the primary problem and substances as the secondary problem.
Essentially trauma therapy seeks to unpack learned and maladaptive behaviours frequently stemming from disruptive childhoods and/or the inability to process appropriate emotive responses to life's day to day issues. The inability to cope with these issues frequently results in patient learning to self soothe (escape) using substances, which, in turn causes a wide range of substance use disorders in patients adult lives.
The Trauma Survivor is someone who has been exposed to a severe, distressing life events but learns to navigate through adversity using healthy coping skills. This individual has usually been through an intensive process of psychotherapy to process old wounds and adapt to the ever changing circumstances of life.
Recovery Direct are experts at dealing with clients struggling with eating disorders; a term which is used to describe collectively several conditions or disorders with related characteristics. The best-known eating disorders are Anorexia (Anorexia nervosa) and Bulimia (Bulimia Nervosa). Entering inpatient treatment for an eating disorder is a brave step towards recovery. Many people ask the question ‘at what point do eating disorders require residential treatment?’
The continuum of care model forms the basis of our customised treatment programme which is adapted to each patient’s unique circumstance, progress and relapse risk. There is no one size fits all approach to treatment. All programmes are led by specialist multidisciplinary counsellors and psychologists and a range of trauma and personal development practitioners that maintain ongoing dialogue in the adaptive treatment regimen.
Recovery Direct’s family treatment programme views the family as a unit or the sum of interconnected parts. The same applies to couples, who are seen as a collective unit as well as individual counterparts. Family treatment and con joints play a particularly powerful role in the treatment of addiction as more often that not, the family has been impacted by the course of the individual’s substance use or behavioural problem.
The single biggest distinction of Recovery Direct’s treatment model is the quantity of individual one on one support each patient requires and receives. The non-punitive psychotherapy approach is intentional – it enables the centre and its healthcare workers to focus on resolving clients’ problems by addressing the trauma and pain that drove them to addiction. It also carefully dismantles the destructive forces driving their addictions. Patients are required to see their counsellors every day, as opposed to once or twice a week. This regularity fast-tracks the healing process and enables recovery goals to be achieved sooner.