1st Step
Outpatient Rehab Cape Town

8 Week Out Patient Programme

"I believe that the majority of individuals suffering from the illness of addiction have the capacity for recovery, if given the proper foundation to begin their life-changing journey We help provide that foundation"
- Justin Villiers (Director)

Rehab Programme / Addiction Treatment

“We will love you until you can love yourself”

This is a unique Cape Town drug and alcohol rehab, addiction treatment outpatient programme that incorporates many therapeutic elements to create a “whole person” approach to recovery, facilitated through the introduction of several complementary therapies, helping to bring the client closer to achieving a balance of mind, body and spirit.
We provide a safe and nurturing environment where addicts can begin mending lives torn apart by alcohol and drugs and other obsessive disorders.

This programme is based on the highly acclaimed Minnesota model of addiction, and is an 8,12 or 16 week programme using the principles of 12 step recovery. I offer one on one treatment. This is a non religious programme but offers spiritual connection to self.

The twelve steps are the backbone of recovery. Since 1935, nothing has proven as effective as the 12 Steps in the field of addiction and recovery.

Addiction treatment programme consists of:
  • Assessment
  • Mini Lectures
  • Individual Counselling/Therapy
  • Family Sessions
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Skills
  • Living in Recovery
  • Aftercare/Follow up
Educational lectures are tailored to give the client an understanding of the disease of addiction and many life skills to enable the addict to cope with life on life's terms.

Some of these that are covered on this programme are:

  • Denial
  • Disease model
  • Communication
  • Anger and resentment
  • Cravings
  • Relapse prevention
  • Addictive thinking
  • Assertiveness
  • Boundaries
  • Honesty
  • Steps 1/2/3
  • Living the programme
  • Working the 12 Step Programme
  • Stress management
  • Powerlessness
  • Acceptance
  • Creating a balance
  • Living in recovery
  • Change
  • Fear (face everything and recover)
  • Returning to work
  • Working through shame
  • Addictive behavior / thinking
  • Dealing with crisis
  • Feelings / emotions

Individual therapy looks to address the underlying factors that cause and maintain the disease of addiction. These sessions allow patients to share personal issues in an atmosphere of trust, safety, care and compassion.

A treatment plan is individually designed between counsellor and client to ensure all needs are met.

Each participant is nurtured and supported throughout the process and programme by a qualified counsellor, ensuring all objectives are met.

Our schedule is designed to accommodate those with busy working lives. Participation is three times per week for 8/12 or 16 weeks.

Just for today - just for a moment. Let go of hurtful memories.
There is peaceful relief in letting go.