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Medically Supervised Detox

At Aloe Valley Wellness Centre our patients are provided with a Specialised Medical Detox supervised by our Nursing Professionals who ensure that the highest level of attention and provision is afforded throughout the detoxification process.

We understand the risks and challenges associated with withdrawal and prioritise the well-being and comfort of our clients during the detoxification process. A successful detoxification process is facilitated to lay a stable foundation for their journey of recovery.

Our Short-term Programme

(Primary Programme)

Utilising Group Therapy and Individual Therapy our highly skilled Addiction Professionals offer the focused attention and support deserving of our clients. The combination of their various therapeutic techniques ensures the best long-term outcomes for sobriety.

Our 28-day and 3 month therapeutic treatment model for recovery is underpinned by a holistic approach combining motivational interviewing, interpersonal group therapy, individual therapy, creative and experiential therapy alongside the facilitation of the 12 Step Programme. We place a strong emphasis on personalised care and individual attention. Our team takes the time to understand each client’s unique circumstances and customs the treatment plan accordingly to foster a deeper level of healing and growth.

We suggest that clients who have completed our Primary Programme continue their journey of recovery as an outpatient by engaging in continued therapy made available by our various professionals.

Our Long-term Programme

(Secondary Programme)

The benefit of our Secondary Programme is that it is an extension of the Primary Programme and focusses on core life skills necessary for our clients to become the best versions of themselves. Our holistic approach complements the traditional 12-step model, offering a comprehensive foundation for lasting recovery.

While our Primary Programme lays a strong foundation for recovery, research and experience have shown that longer treatment durations yield better outcomes. Clients who spend a longer time in a rehabilitation programme have a better chance of living successful lives.

The focus of our Secondary Programme is extensive, and attention is applied to help our valued clients to understand and change the behaviours of active addiction by utilising the tools of recovery in a safe supervised environment. This is achieved through individual and group therapy sessions, the 12 Step Recovery Programme and by encouraging clients to participate in normal, everyday activities which incorporates a working environment.

We recognise that addiction recovery is a complex process that requires time, commitment, and ongoing care. That is why we recommend a minimum of 6 months for our Secondary Programme, however, we understand that every individual’s circumstances are unique, and our team is dedicated to developing individualised treatment plans that align with each client’s specific needs.

We provide:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective means of treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). Our esteemed professionals provide a safe environment in which our clients become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

This form of therapy is especially effective for people who have difficulty managing and regulating their emotions and has proven to be effective for treating and managing conditions such as:

• Borderline Personality Disorder • Self-harm • Suicidal thoughts and tendencies • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • Depression • Anxiety

Our respected clients benefit from this form of therapy by learning to accept the reality of their lives and their behaviors and by helping them learn to change their behaviours and ultimately their life experience.

Daily Spiritual Teachings

AVWM is an holistically based substance abuse recovery centre based on morality and a humanitarian approach towards all demoninations and belief systems.

12 Step Recovery Programme

The renowned 12 Step model provides people with a framework from which to surrender to their addiction, process their experience, and move forward into new patterns. It has been designed to help drive behavioural change.

Alpha Course

An Exploration of the meaning of life" as described by the program designers. We explore this in interactive group sessions but also provide individual counselling and teaching where so desired with relation to the Alpha course.

Life Skills Courses

Our Life Skills courses are aimed at helping our clients reintegrate successfully into society. These courses create an awareness that our clients are an integral part of a functioning society that consists of family, friends and the workplace and to develop certain skills in order to re-acquaint themselves with the norms and expectations of society. Each module consists of a series of lectures followed by group assignments and presentations with an evaluation of the individual learner as a contributor to the group.

The following courses are presented by qualified Addiction Counsellors and Life Skills Coaches:


Recognising manipulation. Understanding that this dysfunctional dynamic causes a significant amount of pain and confusion. How to recognise the fact that we instigate manipulation and how to identify manipulation in self.

Ego and self-awareness

Recognizing the negative impact of self-gratification and seclusion from the functioning norms of social interaction. An exploration into the adaptation of healthy self-awareness that includes the recognition of the needs of those who form an integral part of our social environment.


Understanding the concept of Functional and Relational Boundaries. How to establish, respect and maintain boundaries in every aspect of life. Owning and managing a personal programme of control.


Reframing thoughts and behaviours associated with negative attitudes and introducing positive attitudes by choosing an appropriate response to internal and external factors in everyday life.

Anger Management and Conflict Resolution

How to manage our response to anger and conflict in respect of anti-social and dysfunctional behaviour. How to avoid toxic responses to conflict and anger.

Guilt and Shame

Participants are guided through the process of letting go of the past and burying their right to engage in self-condemnation. They are taught to see themselves as valuable human beings not being defined by past circumstances but choosing to be defined by the possibility of their future.


Realising that forgiveness is a choice. Understanding that forgiveness enables a person to release buried anger, resentment, bitterness, and other toxic emotions that hide deep within the soul and make a person spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally ill.

Victim Mentality

Exploring and reconstructing destructive beliefs that entrap an individual in dysfunctional behaviour.

Relapse Detection and Prevention

Understanding and Managing Internal and External Triggers and the progressive stages of relapse. The participant learns to implement healthy responses and make decisions that benefit themselves and those within their environment.

Exit Strategy

Recovery is a long-term process. We assist our clients to design and implement an exit strategy and relapse prevention plan as a tool for reintegration into the family unit, society and workplace.

Addiction is often linked to underlying trauma. This is usually identified in the first few weeks of rehabilitation and is treated by our specified professionals.