We believe that each person arriving in treatment is unique, as is their addiction. An Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) is therefore formulated for every individual inducted into SCRC. This ITP focuses on all maladaptive mechanisms as well as dual diagnoses, and forms the framework for each resident’s personal rehabilitation and development.

Our comprehensive programmes are comprised of the following elements:


The acclaimed international AA and NA 12 Step programmes, as well as the Spiritual 12 Step programme, form a core element of treatment at SCRC. The 12 Steps guide individuals on a journey of change, whilst teaching about important spiritual principles.


Addressing underlying issues and associated disorders is of critical importance in the treatment of addiction. To this end, SCRC offers a variety of specialised programmes.

Our Drug Of Choice In-House Programmes have been carefully designed to address the idiosyncratic behaviours, thought processes and beliefs related to that particular drug of choice.

Alongside this, SCRC also offers Behavioural and Trauma In-House programmes. These In-House Programmes focus on underlying issues and co-occurring disorders, such as eating disorders, disordered eating, body-image, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, co-dependency, anger management, self-esteem and self-harm.


SCRC facilitates a number of different group formats, which have been developed to address the multi-layered problems associated with addiction. All groups promote participation and development, and are facilitated by members of our trained therapeutic team.

These groups include the following:

SWOT Groups, Abuse Groups, Drug of Choice Groups, 12 Step Groups , Parents' Groups, Spirituality Groups, Eating Disorder Groups, Topic Groups, Powerlessness and Damages Groups, Grief Groups, Collateral Groups, Cell Groups, AA Groups, NA Groups, Peer Groups, House Processing Groups and Gender Groups.


The multi-disciplinary therapeutic team at SCRC is comprised of counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, addiction counsellors, registered nurses, a sessional psychiatrist and a sessional general practitioner. At all times, residents have access to the support, guidance, love and discipline of every member of the therapeutic team, each of whom have their own specific areas of expertise. This ensures a wide range of therapeutic styles and interventions throughout the treatment process.

A primary counsellor is assigned to each resident for regular individual counselling, which takes the forms of cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, task allocation, mediation, problem solving, goal setting, journaling and family therapy.

On arrival at SCRC, a medical intake assessment is conducted as well as initial psychological and risk assessments. This screening process indicates the most appropriate initial primary counsellor, who will then conduct further psychosocial interviews to identify multiple areas for therapeutic intervention. Further psychological support is available in the form of MCMI III assessments, personality assessments, aptitude tests, cognitive assessments and career guidance.


We encourage family members to spend time with us in the sanctity of the SCRC environment and to participate in mediated counselling sessions with their loved one in treatment. Throughout the treatment process, SCRC remains in regular contact with the family. Family members are also encouraged to participate in their own journey of recovery and attend support groups, such as HEAL.


Our experienced social workers are available to assist with Postponement of Order applications, previous or current court proceedings, criminal charges and child interventions that may have arisen out of active addiction.


Education and training empowers our residents with the knowledge and skills required to effectively understand and manage themselves in recovery. Our educational programme is extensive and includes over 50 lectures and presentations. This training is practically applied within the therapeutic community and modelled in group therapy sessions.

Our annual Addiction Treatment & Recovery seminars ensure the transfer of this critical information, to residents and their families.


Physical health is imperative in recovery, as it assists in improving self-esteem and alleviating the symptoms of associated mood disorders. Most of our residents arrive in treatment under-nourished and in poor health. To ensure physical rehabilitation, time is allocated within the daily programme for compulsory exercise. Residents can make use of our gym facilities, under the guidance of a qualified personal trainer. We also focus on good nutrition, ensuring that our residents' food intake is healthy and balanced.


Adopting a preventative mindset with regards to relapse is a vital component of successful, sustained recovery. To this end, a personalised relapse prevention is a pre-requisite for graduation from our programmes. Relapse prevention plans are prepared with assistance and input from our therapeutic team, and focus on realistic goal-setting, effective maintenance of accountability, safe re-integration into society, post-treatment, and the use of support structures. Throughout the treatment process, relapse prevention training is also provided by our therapeutic team.


SCRC is a Christian organisation. We believe that a relationship with God is a fundamental aspect of recovery. Although we do not enforce our own theology on others or judge other belief systems, we do strongly encourage our clients to explore their spirituality and establish a Higher Power of their own understanding. Church, as well as Praise & Worship, is an optional component of our programme.

All programme content and information is subject to change with out notice.

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