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    More About South Africa Rehab

    Clients from all over the world, especially European countries like the UK and the Netherlands, have been coming to South Africa for addiction and mental health treatment for decades. With a number of programs to choose from, you get the benefit of a high-quality treatment program combined with experiences and weather that is quite conducive for treatment.

    South Africa is also one of the most affordable options for luxury rehab worldwide with treatment in South Africa a fraction of the cost of US and European rehabs.

    See all rehabs in South Africa, not only luxury centers, by visiting RehabPath Africa.

    What is the difference between an IOP and a PHP?

    Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are relatively similar, however they cater to different clientele. A PHP, also called day treatment, involves attending treatment during the day full-time while living offsite. You might live at home, or in a sober living house or other structured living environment.An IOP, also called extended care, can be thought of as part-time treatment. Some IOP programs run cohorts, in which you attend treatment with the same group of people throughout the program. Others offer rolling enrollment that allows you to enter the program at any point. See our complete guide to addiction treatment for more information.

    How do I know if I need rehab?

    If you have a mental health condition or substance use disorder that hinders your ability to function in your day-to-day life, looking into rehab could be a good idea. Rehab also offers a retreat from your normal environment that allows you to focus entirely on healing, which many people find beneficial even if their conditions are less severe.

    What are experiential therapies?

    Experiential therapies use an “experience” as a therapeutic tool. These take place under the guidance of a qualified therapist, and can range from creative expression through music and art, to more physical or adventurous activities involving interaction with nature. Experiential therapy provides an alternative to talk therapy that can help clients access emotions they might struggle to verbalize.

    What happens if I relapse?

    If you relapse with substance use disorder, you can seek professional treatment to understand and treat the root causes of the addiction. There are many ways to prevent this from happening like relapse prevention planning, support groups, and supportive aftercare to keep you on the right track.

    How long does detox take?

    The length of detox depends on the substance that you are detoxing from, your level of use, and history of addiction. The average time is 3 to 7 days. This may vary depending on whether or not you require medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Benzodiazepines are known to take the longest.

    What is a non-12-Step program?

    A non-12-Step rehab does not follow the principles of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. These rehabs choose a different approach to treatment, which may be individual to the specific facility.

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