Addiction Specialists

South Coast Recovery Centre is a registered rehabilitation facility, which specialises in the treatment of substance dependence, behavioural addictions and eating disorders, as well as related co-occurring disorders.

Transformation & Restoration

Founded in 2001, with faith in God’s promises of renewal, SCRC has gratefully been helping to heal broken lives for the past 16 years. It is our firm belief that real, sustainable freedom from the darkness of active addiction is possible, for all individuals and families bound by this devastating condition.


Holistic & Client-Centred

We believe that addiction is a treatable illness. Addicts can learn to manage their condition and live meaningful, productive lives through effective empowerment.
Addiction can be defined as a “three-fold disease” - a physical, psychological and spiritual illness – that is rooted in the soul, cultivated in the heart and mind, and manifested in behaviour. In other words, addiction is a complex, multifaceted disorder, in which substance abuse is one outward symptom of a far more profound issue. At SCRC, our holistic, client-centred approach to treatment is underpinned by this conception of addiction.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

At SCRC, support services are provided in a professional manner by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists. This allows our residents maximum support in all possible areas of treatment, from psychotherapy to didactic training, on a continuum of care. Our therapeutic team is comprised of counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, addiction counsellors, social workers, registered nurses, a sessional psychiatrist as well as a sessional general practitioner. Collectively, our staff body has over 300 years of experience in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. All our staff are wholly dedicated to the restoration of the lives of those individuals in our care.


SCRC offers innovative, comprehensive rehabilitation programmes of varying lengths, to accommodate a wide range of personal circumstances.
These options include:

  • Intensive Inpatient Treatment (1 month)
  • Medium-Term Inpatient Treatment (3 months)
  • Long-Term Inpatient Treatment (3 months +)
  • Halfway House

Length of treatment is dependent on various factors, including (but not limited to) the following: affordability, career / work commitments, children, depth of addiction, period of use, multiple previous treatment attempts, attitude and commitment levels, work rate, required crisis intervention, personality disorders, pervasive clinical syndromes, poly-substance dependence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, trauma and/or self-harm.

Recommendations regarding treatment length will be made by our therapeutic team.

“SCRC is an addiction rehabilitation programme of excellence. They should be viewed as a flagship of good practice, and it is without doubt that other recovery centres could model significant aspects of their service delivery on the daily clinical practices of South Coast Recovery Centre.” Dr Alistair Butler (BASW Hons, MSW, PhD)



My husband was blessed out today a new man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

- ex-resident


South Coast Recovery Centre is an epic place of transformation where lives are restored and soul are saved.

- ex-resident


If you need help with addiction, this is the place to be.

- ex-resident


With heartfelt thanks for saving our son.  I know the journey is not over but for today things are good and we are eternally grateful. 

- family member


SCRC, your dedication is unbelievable. May God bless each and every one of you for the amazing job you are doing

- ex-resident


Life savers. You guys are a gift from God.

- ex-resident


In my 4th year of recovery this year, I want to say thank you to all the people I have met along the way, who have helped me and allowed me to learn from them . I am very grateful for the life I have now, thank you SCRC

- ex-resident


Yesterday I was 7 years without any mind-altering substances. Thank you SCRC for setting me out on the right path. I will never be able to thank you all enough for the life I have been given in recovery

- ex-resident

"From the Culture of Addiction to the Culture of Recovery"


SCRC, in conjunction with its members of staff, complies with and supports the following organisations:

  • The Department of Social Development(DSD)

  • The Board of Health Funders (BHF)

  • South African Council for Social Service Profession (SACSSP)

  • Health Professionals Council of S.A (HPCSA)

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • South African Nursing Council (SANC)

  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

  • Board of Addiction Professionals (BAPSA)
  • South Coast Recovery Centre

    Lot 12773, Chiddingstone Road
    Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal, 4285
    Tel: +27 39 3144777 or +27 72 545 5414
    Email: enquiries@scrc.co.za
    Practice Number: 04770000179221
    CK Number: 2000/07275/23
    VAT Number: 4850198294




    We will process your Medical Aid claim on site.

    "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43 v 18-19

    All programme content and information is subject to change without notice.

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