The prelude to rehab: Addiction

In most cases addiction is not one’s own choice, but something that catches a person a long time before that person is aware of it. It can be described as one of the cruellest and most extreme forms of dependency that a human being can experience. Although addiction starts out as a personal choice regarding drugs or alcohol, it can soon develop into some sort of a consuming need that drives people beyond their limits to fulfil it. Once a person has reached that stage, their life starts to change radically. Fortunately, there is help to overcome an addiction.

Rehabilitation is a ‘big’ word

Rehabilitation is such a big word, causing people to react mostly negatively, or even with disgust when hearing it. Even those who truly are in need of rehab, will avoid talking or even thinking about it as long as they possibly can, due to the negative connotation attached to it by people in general. However, the moment the addict starts to browse the internet for rehab centres in Gauteng, they will discover that these institutions are there to help them, as opposed to embarrassing or exposing them. Rehab centres are there to heal and not to break a person. They are there to get a person back to a healthy lifestyle, and not to keep the patient in some sort of proverbial prison forever.

Where can I find a quality rehab centre?

Should an addict live in Gauteng and browse the internet for a possible rehab centre in the area, they will find that there is a wide variety to choose from. Therefore, the addict should take their own wants and needs into consideration to find the ideal place for them to heal. Although there are a couple of viable choices in Gauteng, Beethoven Recovery Centre offers more than just professional help – we offer a tranquil and peaceful environment as well, to ensure that our patients have the opportunity to find their way back to a healthy and sober lifestyle.

If this is what you need from a rehab centre, you don’t have to look further than Beethoven Recovery Centre. Our centre is located just outside Pretoria, very close to the Hartbeespoort dam, and at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains – filled with peace and tranquillity, and perfect for people living in Gauteng. As statistics are supporting the notion that patients are healing better in a more remote area, especially in nature, it would be wise to consider Beethoven as a place of healing and rehabilitation.

We offer specific treatment for alcohol abuse, drug abuse, prescription medication abuse, and behavioural addictions. As alcohol and drug abuse are well-known, the other two terms need elaboration. Prescription medication abuse refers to someone who would use too much prescribed medication and form an addiction around it. Since prescribed medication can be seen as drugs in most cases, the user can become dependent of them. Behavioural addictions can be defined as a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding behaviour. This is also called a ‘natural’ reward, which does not involve any form of drugs, despite the fact that this behaviour can lead to severe physical, mental, social or financial damage.

We want to help you

Most rehab centres in Gauteng will admit patients of 18 years and older for rehab, as is the case at Beethoven Recovery Centre. Our rehabilitation unit offers psychiatric and nursing oversight to all our patients around the clock, guiding them with dignity and integrity on the road to full recovery and sober living wellness. We offer a 2-phased 7-week residential treatment programme, which is adjusted to every patient’s unique needs, with psychiatric supervision available at all times. Phase 1 is called Primary Care, and stretches over 3 weeks, while phase 2 is called Extended Care, stretching over 4 weeks and is completely voluntarily. At Beethoven Recovery Centre, we give all our patients the tools and the means to get back to a healthy life, free of any addiction.

More information

Although there are many rehab centres in Gauteng, Beethoven Recovery Centre offers a remote location that is ideal for finding your way back to a sober and healthy lifestyle. For more information, feel free to peruse our website, or contact us directly with your enquiries.