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FAQ: Pathways addiction treatment centre

In this section we display our several referrals from our clients and also try and answer many of the most frequently asked addiction treatment centre questions about drug rehab treatment, recovery and the processes of coming to recover at Pathways addiction treatment centre in Plettenberg Bay. Testimonials from our clients are placed in between questions.

Do I qualify?
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Yes. If you have a desire and willingness for recovery you are welcome. If it is addiction, depression, dual diagnosis or trauma you need to overcome (doesn’t matter what it is), you are welcome with us. We’re about recovery and healing, freedom from the chaos of addiction, depression, body and weight issues and disorder of all kinds. Our seriously experienced team of registered counsellors are on this earth to teach self development and in-depth, lasting recovery. We meet you from exactly where you are and work an individualized addiction treatment centre programme that’s shaped just for you. We don’t snip your cigarettes, make you clean floors and then listen to drug lectures all day; it is just not enough. We run a mature programme that is person centered. Not many other addiction treatment centre facilities will actually do that in practice. Here everyone is treated as unique. Therefore we feel our client treatment centre programmes should be that way as well. So, if you are willing, then you qualify! Contact us for further information or a booking form and let us know where you are at right now and where you need to go.

“Thank you for helping our son, he has been to nine different rehabs in 6 years (one three times) in and around Los Angeles and London. This time as you promised was decidedly different we believe because of the meaning and purpose he found in recovery while with you in South Africa” – M. French.

What recovery programmes do you offer?

Modern advanced non 12 step alternatives are offered in our program. We offer no labels, ridicule or dead ends. We bridge the gap from where you are to where you need to be. If you want it, we offer the most modern 12 Step recovery of NA/AA/OA based on the Minnesota model of recovery that you can find. But that’s only a small percentage of this unique and ground breaking program. Body, mind, soul, spirit, energy and the best of your psychology are woven together by registered counsellors with decades of experience…not only in the filed of 12 steps. This makes all the difference to success in the long run. 

Smart Recovery and REBT therapy

CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy

Celebrate Recovery Christian Recovery principles.

WDEP Reality therapy

Psychodynamic Addiction Therapy

The medical model of addiction therapy

Why are people choosing Pathways Addiction Treatment Centre?

We work with emotions, past traumas and dual diagnosis. We know and believe lasting change comes from deep within. It is the patient who needs to change themselves, for and by themselves who then will take these changes home with them into their future daily lives. We don’t require or expect conformity, but rather individuality. So if you want to grow and enrich, you’ve found the right place. Whether you come for our smoking cessation programme or a lifetime of Heroin addiction, be sure, you’ve come to the right place and we make no judgement about you! We don’t put you into a certain category. It is so very important to know that we don’t beat you down emotionally to build you up. 

“Friends for life, I will miss you and the love there all so much and will live the promises forever” – Joanne P.

Am I really an alcoholic? Take the self test.

Am I really drug addict? Take the self test.

“I never learned anything new after 6 addiction treatment centres around the world, and it wasn’t working. Their is no getting away from or manipulating the Pathways counsellors who are the best in the universe at getting to my real issues. That and the heart and love you guys put in helped me get through the darkest night of my soul. Two decades of addiction, and already six months clean.You guys helped me keep it simple, play from the heart and live again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Alex”

Why is Pathways addiction treatment centre different and what freedoms do you take away?

It is personalized. We don’t take away your freedoms and treat you like a child. You are a client. The Pathways experience is about learning about healthy living and how to live recovery in the real world. It is about relationships and connection. It is about truth and doing the right thing. It is about choosing what’s beautiful rather than what is ugly as part of daily life.

What do I bring with me?

Attitude. Positivity. Hope. We don’t get ridiculous about what you bring with you to in-patient treatment. Nothing that is non-conducive to your recovery is allowed. Bring clothes, hats, plenty of different types of shoes for activities, sunscreen and general grooming materials. Bring books, posters, a camera and headphones, drones, surfboards, bicycles, and hiking gear if you have. Bring your favorite stationary and pin boards if you like. Your space is uniquely yours. Laptops, tablets and phones are allowed. So balance is optimized and keeps you ready to tackle the real world with real structure when you leave.

“I always thought no one else ever understood me, and then I learned I didn’t understand them or myself either. I was a prisoner of my own limited thinking. Now I feel free.” – Danny Z.

What do I have to do to get in?

You only need to be willing! If you’re not at least willing, we’re not the right addiction treatment centre for you. If you don’t want to heal, recover, renew and be your own masterpiece, we suggest going through the primary rehab centre circuit first…then call us after. 

“Faith, trust and pixie dust… 3 years ED free and blessed beyond belief” – Louise P

What sort of addictions do you cover?

All of them. Our counseling team treat addictions, obsessions, compulsions and disorders. Yet, we are rooted deeply in keeping focused on the origins of addiction, emotional traumas and previous life experiences. It doesn’t matter what substance you abuse, what your drug of choice is, or what you may be addicted to. Compulsion, obsession and distraction from reality in all its guises and forms is serious business at Pathways Plett addiction treatment centre. Pathways teaches sobriety, wellness, clean and vibrant higher living practices. We take the time to help clients safely get back to understanding and accepting their deepest feelings and looking at their own values. This is a modern addiction recovery centre that teaches you to rediscover your best. The addiction treatment centre programme assists you to live by purpose and recreate your future. So we treat substances (alcohol, heroin, meth, weed), eating disorders, sex and all body and weight issues, codependency, depression, grief and trauma as well as those who are looking for self development at a higher level.

How are things generally going to work in the addiction treatment centre program for me?

As we say your treatment plan will be personalized and counsellors will be assigned accordingly from there. You’ll have several addictions counselors all working as a multi disciplinary team for you. This means you have many more private sessions and one on one time than at most drug rehab centres. 

Our programme is intensive and well balanced. Everyone is doing their own work, how possibly could life be any different. Pathways strives to be one of the very best, and most unique person centered recovery center’s around. Our aim is to change lives for the better and provide a safe and caring environment. We do our best to keep it homely and personal, and keep the love palpable, as that is the key ingredient to all aspects of deep inner healing that is lasting. There are NO quick fixes here. It is hard work, mindfulness and progress we are most interested in. The good news is that if you are willing, you really, really, really CAN change YOUR life and have fun and quality of life doing it!

“I will miss you, but leave with the real me this time. Thank you for all your help these last few months. First time, I have experienced fun, laughter and peace….now I am these things”. 

Are there any hidden costs?

None. We know many of our clients have probably been through rehab before. Here your are taught to stand on your own two feet. To heal for life and make a long term commitment to your recovery.

“You are the best counsellor I have ever had, and I have had a few brilliant ones, but with you the love shone through. You have made me “sell my cleverness and buy bewilderment”. Pathways is ‘the stuff man’ and all the people here are the bomb…live for love & peace” – J.T, Birmingham UK.

What do you mean by Pathways can also be a retreat?

It means that you don’t have to be in relapse or active addiction to come to Pathways addiction treatment centre. This means it’s an escape from your situation that is tailor made to keep you safe, connected and progressing on your journey. So we won’t throw you into big groups of young addicts for example and expect you to get something out of it. We keep it real and that’s what makes us different. So if you suffer from depression, have had enough, and want to learn to not only cope but find new meaning in your life, you’re in the right place. Also, if you have generalized anxiety, or have to overcome grief, loss or trauma and want a better life, Pathways addiction treatment centre is where you probably need to be.

“I came to South Africa angry hopeless and petrified and utterly hopeless. I could stay sober at other rehabs no problem, until I went back home. There was no way in the world I though rehab or psychologists could ever really help me, they never have in the past for long enough. I thought I was finished. I was getting divorced from the woman of my dreams and was already torn from the family that I once loved. It was all gone. Finished. Then, I found the courage to stop fighting the demons and myself and surrender and accept. It hasn’t stopped changing and getting better since, thank you”. 

The questions about addiction treatment and what will I be doing at Pathways in Plett?

You will be learning to make the most of your day, then your week….then your life. Pathways is about recovery, personal development and healthy mindful and social living. You are taught how to deeply nurture mind, body, emotions and soul. You are shown how to work and enjoy the individualized treatment programme and the steps or step alternatives that work for you for the rest of your days. You will spend time in sessions, attend workshops, spend loads of time outdoors, reading, interacting with nature (or others). You will get active, connect, learn to take notice and be present. 

Why is Pathways addiction treatment centre different to most other rehab options?

It is for people who yearn for recovery, health, vitality and peace of mind. For balance in their lives. Although other paths may have been exhausted before, we offer a new, different and person centered approach to recovery, that offers results. Pathways teaches the Sober Living lifestyle, freedom from depression, anxiety and dual diagnosis issues and not just the 12 steps to recovery ad nauseam. Pathways is about 180 degree turn-around’s, about fitting round pegs in square holes. It is about growth and learning the art of self reliance in a Sober and healthy living environment. families send their mothers and sons, their fathers and daughters here when they have already glimpsed the possibilities of recovery and now it’s time to cement the deal – ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s about no limit, in your face, success.

“eighteen years I’ve been in hell, and over half of that time I’ve spent in rehabs, but I found my heaven with you in Plett and my love for what life really means” T.M, Cape Town.

What are the in-patient and out-patient options?

This is certainly a frequently asked questions about our addiction treatment centre. We are almost all primarily in-patient focused, but do out-patient work as well. But, we have various options for our clients so we can meet them where they are at. Superstars, Rockers or plain Jane’s and Joe’s. Out-patient counselling for individuals and couples is offered for all types of therapy requirements.

What will be expected of me?

The willingness to change, grow, heal, enrich, recover and renew yourself. 

What do I need to tell the awesome people at Pathways?

As much as you can. It helps us answer important questions about addiction treatment. Without clarity healing is impeded and time is wasted. Be open, honest and willing. Holding information back often ends up working against the recovery process sooner or later.

“Keep calm, and carry on….now I understand ; )” Ozzy, UK.

How far from the beach are you based?

In a car, about a minute away. The beach is only 800 meters away, and you can get there by walking,skating, driving, crawling or riding. It doesn’t really matter. But you will want to get there often. The beach, mountains and forests form a major part of the recovery process. We take full advantage of nurturing through nature. You can see some of the adventure outings we do here.

What activities are there?

This is Plett, the Monaco of Southern Africa. Whale watching, deep sea fishing, canoeing, swimming, sky diving, hiking, forest walking, horse riding, diving with seals and dolphins as well as scuba, bungee jumping, sand-boarding, boat trips in ocean and lagoon, cycling and running are some of the more common activities we do here. Check them here. Here is a PDF list of our Plettenberg Bay pics and activities.

Plettenberg Bay is a very spiritual place naturally. So when we are not working hard during therapeutic counseling and group time, chilling in nature takes precedence. We spend loads of time outdoors, when you get here you will understand why.

“One month with you guys after twenty two years of pain and addiction and I’m three years clean and riding a 115 mile race tomorrow, then doing a half marathon the next day…..I can do it, just one day at a time….you were honestly my tipping point, thank you” Paulo.

What do I do next?

Call or email us any questions about our addiction treatment centre that you have. Get the rates and the programme and pack your bags! Once here we will hone in and prioritize on what needs to be done for you, and get you settled in your new environment. If you commit, you will change your life, and press forward to new opportunities that await you. If you are reading this, your time is probably right now. email us.


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