Advanced non 12-Step Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction is a serious problem with major consequences for both the person affected by the addiction and his or her work / home or family environment. It often takes a long time before someone realises that their recreational drug or alcohol use has turned into an addiction. Addiction has nothing to do with weakness or being weak willed. However finally, admitting that one has an addiction is a major victory and a crucial step on the pathway to learning how to overcome that addiction. This site is dedicated to helping individuals learn to identify and deal with an addiction problem and the process thereafter of rehabilitation.

Our team working closely with the Recovery Direct outpatient and inpatient programme as well the Relapse Prevention councillors has put together South Africa's most comprehensive treatment model to-date. Finally without the stigmas and self destructive viewpoints we have developed the ultimate care model that will soon be available to anyone through this website and our partner networks in addiction treatment.


Recovery Direct Care Centre

Recovery Direct is one of Cape Town’s top rehabilitation treatment facilities for substance use and behavioural disorders. We focus on using a trauma-centred approach to therapy whereby we help our clients to process distressing and disturbing events from their past and to identify the role those experiences have played in the development of their substance use problem. Located in a tranquil and upmarket neighbourhood, the centre boasts world-class facilities in a spectacular setting beneath the Constantiaberg mountains. Our expert team of medical and mental health professionals are committed to making your journey as smooth as possible. See the treatment centre here

The Recovery Direct substance use disorder treatment program is tailored to meet each individuals needs by providing a fully integrative and holistic methodology to addiction treatment that is grounded in established therapeutic practices.

Relapse Prevention

The relapse prevention programme was founded by Mr Doug Kemp in late 2010. The programme operated online via the RPSA Website and included an open forum and anonymous chat service that was operated by volunteers within the addiction recovery community. In 2015 Doug was approached by Vaughan Pankhurst to work on the development of a highly successful outpatient treatment programme called Recovery Direct. The intent was to open source high quality addiction treatment and move beyond the 12 step approach by the means of modern technology and implement proven psychiatric methodologies to create an accesable addiction programmes for people that could not afford high end treatment. To develop this concept it was decided to introduce a flagship centre that would encompass the learning program in real-world examples, then to translate the absolute best treatment models into a series of practical guides that could be applied across the digital platforms.