Key Takeaways

AspectKey Points
Holistic TreatmentAddresses the whole person, not just addiction recovery.
24 Hour SupervisionContinuous medical and psychiatric support.
Psychiatry & PsychologyDual diagnosis and psychotherapy for mental health issues.
CounsellingPersonalized one-on-one and group sessions.
Occupational TherapyRebuilding life skills and coping mechanisms.
Innovative TherapiesIncludes BWRT and CBT for rapid and effective treatment.
12 Step RecoveryGuiding clients through a structured recovery program.
Family SupportInvolving and educating families in the recovery process.
Long-Term RehabExtensive care and support for lasting recovery.


Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery: A Comprehensive Guide

At Changes Rehab in Johannesburg, we understand that overcoming addiction is more than just breaking a physical dependency. Our holistic approach addresses every aspect of an individual’s being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This comprehensive guide explores how our unique methodology at Changes Rehab offers a path to lasting recovery.

Holistic Treatment

Embracing Total Wellness

Our program at Changes Rehab transcends traditional addiction treatments. Integrating individual and group therapy, medication-assisted treatment, yoga, meditation, and nutritional guidance, we ensure a comprehensive path to recovery. This approach not only helps in overcoming addiction but also in building a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

24-Hour Supervision and Medical Care

Continuous Support and Safety

Round-the-clock supervision by medical professionals at Changes Rehab guarantees immediate response to medical issues and continuous support. This 24-hour care is crucial, especially during the early stages of recovery, providing a safe and secure environment for clients.

Here’s a table comparing Primary Care, Secondary Care, and Halfway House/Sober Living/Tertiary Care at Changes Rehab. The comparison is based on five key aspects: Duration of the program, Intensity of Treatment, Level of Supervision, Focus on Reintegration, and Therapy Options.

  • Duration: This represents the length of time the care is typically provided.
  • Intensity of Treatment: This shows how intense and focused the treatment methods are in each care type.
  • Level of Supervision: Indicates the degree of monitoring and supervision provided.
  • Focus on Reintegration: Reflects how much each program emphasizes preparing clients for reintegration into society.
  • Therapy Options: The variety and range of therapy options available in each care type.

This chart shows that Primary Care is highly intensive with a strong focus on therapy and supervision. Secondary Care slightly reduces in intensity and supervision but starts focusing more on reintegration. The Halfway House/Tertiary Care places the highest emphasis on reintegration, with a corresponding reduction in treatment intensity and supervision, indicating a gradual transition towards independence.

Dual Diagnosis: Psychiatry and Psychology

Addressing Underlying Issues

Dealing with addiction often means addressing co-occurring mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. Our experienced psychiatrists and psychologists are adept at handling these dual-diagnosis cases, offering tailored support and therapies to ensure comprehensive care.

Counselling: The Heart of Addiction Treatment

Personalized Therapy Sessions

Changes Rehab offers both one-on-one and group counselling sessions. These sessions are key to understanding and overcoming the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction, providing a safe space for clients to explore and heal. Prof. George Vaillant found that 12-step support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) served as useful support necessary for long-term addiction recovery.

Occupational Therapy

Rebuilding Life Skills

Occupational therapy at Changes Rehab helps clients rebuild lost skills and abilities due to addiction. This therapy is vital in preparing clients for life after treatment, ensuring they have the tools to cope with everyday challenges.

Innovative Therapies for Effective Treatment

Cutting-edge Approaches

Our treatment programs incorporate BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (BWRT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). BWRT offers rapid results in addressing specific problems, while CBT is effective in treating addiction-related behaviours.

The 12-Step Recovery Program

A Framework for Long-Term Sobriety The 12-step program at Changes Rehab provides a structured approach to recovery. It’s a well-established method that offers support and a clear roadmap for maintaining long-term sobriety. This program, combined with our other treatments, enhances the likelihood of sustained recovery.

Involving the Family

Strengthening the Support System

Family involvement is crucial in the recovery process. At Changes Rehab, we offer comprehensive family support programs to educate and involve loved ones in the recovery journey. This support system plays a vital role in providing a stable environment for clients post-treatment.

Long-Term Rehabilitation Options

Extensive Care for Lasting Recovery

For individuals needing more time to reintegrate into society, Changes Rehab offers long-term rehab facilities, like River Manor. These facilities provide a calm and nurturing environment for deep self-reflection and sustained recovery, enhancing the chances of long-term sobriety.

Why Choose Changes Rehab?

A Comprehensive, Compassionate Approach

Led by professionals like Sheryl Rahme, our team at Changes Rehab is dedicated to providing a safe, respectful, and motivating environment. We focus on a holistic approach, addressing all aspects of addiction and its impact on our clients’ lives.


At Changes Rehab, we’re committed to guiding you through every step of your recovery journey. Our multidisciplinary approach, combined with our dedication to personalized care, positions us as a leader in addiction treatment and recovery. With our comprehensive programs, we help individuals not just overcome addiction, but also embark on a journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.