Alcohol Rehab Centres in Johannesburg: The Process of Entering Recovery

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Alcohol Rehab Centres in Johannesburg: The Process of Entering Recovery

20 January, 2021Articles, News

According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the fifth highest alcohol consumption rate in the world. Statistics show that although a large segment of the population abstains from alcohol, those who do drink, drink heavily. The numbers speak volumes, and with a high alcohol consumption rate, comes a high incidence of alcoholism amongst South Africans of all ages. If you or a loved one is in need of help, we provide the following valuable advice on how to find alcohol rehab centres in Johannesburg.


In many cases, individuals struggling with alcoholism do not enter recovery on their own. Most are prompted by family members or friends, often by means of an intervention. Such an intervention can take the form of a meeting where the loved ones of an alcoholic stages a setting in which they can let the alcoholic know how their behaviour is affecting both themselves and those around them. A counsellor may or may not be present during the intervention. Their presence often helps to alleviate tension and create a space that is conducive to open discussion and sharing. If you would like to stage an intervention but need advice on how to go about this, contact us at Crossroads Recovery Centres – our counselling team is readily willing and able to point you in the right direction or help directly where possible.

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One of the ways in which an alcoholic can be convinced to enter the recovery process, is to let them know that a consultation with a counsellor for an assessment is cost- and obligation-free. Meeting with a professional and talking through some of the issues that may be affecting them, may help an alcoholic to agree to get help for their problem. At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we provide this service free of charge. As some of the leading alcohol rehab centres in South Africa, we have a team of professionals who are experts in their fields and are trained to provide alcoholics with a non-judgemental, open-minded space in which to express their feelings and perhaps, begin the process of recovery.


At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we do everything we can to make recovering alcoholics feel safe, understood and at home within the treatment setting. Admission occurs on a case by case basis. Sometimes it becomes necessary to admit the alcoholic, with their consent, immediately after the assessment. In other cases, alcoholics may volunteer to be admitted a few days after the assessment. In each case, our trained team of professionals will provide sound advice for the alcoholic but also for their loved ones. South Africa has in fact become a popular recovery destination for alcoholics from all over the world including the United States and the Netherlands. At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we have the expertise to help addicts and alcoholics enter recovery and begin their journey towards finding a new way to live.

If you or a loved one are battling alcoholism and are in search of an alcohol rehab centre in Johannesburg, know that help is readily available. The road to recovery is not always an easy one but getting yourself or your loved one the best care from the team at Crossroads Recovery Centre, provides you with a map to sober, healthy living. No matter how bad things seem, there is hope and it’s just a phone call away. If you or anyone close to you needs help with an addiction to sex, gambling, substances, alcohol or food, please contact us for a free assessment.

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Stories of Recovery

  • The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.
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  • On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.
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  • I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!
    Carla S
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  • "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."
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