International five-star addiction treatment for executives. These are some of the best addiction treatment facilities in the world for complex trauma resolution and non-12 step treatment.
The best rehabs in South Africa are based in Cape Town and work of the resolution of underlying trauma as the basis of their treatment. The centres are designed to cater for high net-worth clients, in demanding career or life circumstances to provide a progressive, caring and real-time environment that fast tracks their greater addiction recovery process and facilitates the cessation and challenges key metrics of personal growth.
In 5 star rehab treatment facilities each client is handled individually and their treatment programme is specifically designed around them. The intensive daily one-on-one treatment with registered counsellors works toward the end goals established upfront with the client and does not distract this objective through displacement activities.
While we see many executive rehab centres that come in an array of shapes and formats there needs to be a set benchmark that works toward actual healing and true recovery from addiction. Thus the focus should always be on the quality of treatment and not fanciful safari tours and golf holidays, yoga retreats, wellness centres and spiritual awakenings. The reality is that if those activities could have resolved addiction problems then there would be no need for rehab centres in the first place, simply head off to a game farm or local luxury wellness centre and one could skip over the reality that most addiction is driven by deeper-seated issues and events that happened in the persons lifetime.
Here are a few things to be cognizant of when looking for the best Rehabs in South Africa or the world for that matter.
The best rehabs in the world do not tout 12 step methodology as a core methodology of addiction treatment. 12 step treatment can be effective in aftercare from rehabilitation however it is worldwide been proven to NOT be effective in cessation and addressing the initial stages of treatment.
Invariably 12 step methodology used in luxury addiction recovery is a means to waylay the actual costs of treatment with professional counsellors and maximise the luxury rehabs profits. Professionally qualified addiction counsellors cost money.
As we know 12 step and anonymous groups are freely available around the world. If the 12 step groups are going to resolve your problems with addiction, then you probably don't need to spend hundreds of thousands of rands to get luxury treatment, you can simply walk into a local 12 step meeting and get on with your life.
Not to knock the value of spiritual recovery as a step towards personal growth (as each person in recovery will tell you they walked a path most meaningful to them at the time) and the truth is that some people do actually recover in 12 step programmes however the recovery rate statistics of spiritual recovery (between 5 and 10% of people that enter these programmes recover) do not correlate with the statistics of formal leading edge recovery found in the top rehabs in the world where the margins well exceed 60 to 70% success.
Walking out of a 12 step rehab facility to only start your personal growth and realisation journey simply makes no logical or business sense, which is why more executives start out in non-12 step rehab centres.
Sure it's always nice to be pampered, this is something that any human being would enjoy and certainly in the top international treatment centres in the world you are not walking into lockdown institutional mental healthcare environment. Luxury accommodation as not an attribute of high-quality addiction treatment. In terms of high-end addiction treatment, clients need is a comfortable, safe and confidential environment that in most respects mimics a household with a family support structure.
When you walk out of a rehab you have to ask if that environment is the same environment that you are walking back out to in the real world and how will you adapt back into your real life outside of a luxury rehab thereafter.
There is a common misconception that "sheltering" people inside luxury rehab facilities will somehow extract them from their real life to allow them time to "work on" their addictions. This is a dangerous, naive and ridiculous misconception on many fronts and an ill-conceived sales pitches often touted in engineered paid news articles by the facility to rope in unwitting clients.
The bottom line is that any rehab centre has the obligation to serve the purpose of treatment and not luxury accommodation, the environment needs to be welcoming, comfortable, livable and centred around one thing, effective therapy.
Of course, private suites are in some cases a nice advantage when you are in a quality rehab centre in that you can maintain your privacy, which is a great advantage especially on those days when you have been bearing your soul with a therapist and just don't feel like putting up with other people.
But luxury rehab accommodation is not the indicator of it being the best treatment programme in the world. The best treatment programme in the world is the indicator of it being the best treatment programme. Having luxury and executive treatment facilities are simply an advantage and a byproduct of any proper exclusive addiction rehabilitation programme.
So high-quality recovery treatment is key when selecting a treatment programme however it is hard to nail down exactly what the most effective form of treatment is when it comes to the top rehab centres in South Africa, let alone the world as there is so much misinformation.
Let us apply a bit of common sense here. Why do people get addicted or fall into depression or have debilitating anxiety or chronic stress? Usually, there is a catalyst or a series of events that occurred at some point right? People don't just start self-medicating sure there are those that overindulge occasionally but becoming dependant on a substance requires a series perhaps even a lifetime of events that would tip an otherwise normal drinker or drug user into the powerless cycle of excess or addiction.
When we stop pointing fingers and track back to the psychological resolution of those events we are starting to understand the addiction treatment process and can apply that same logic to services provided by luxury rehab centres or any rehab centres for that matter.
The process of backtracking and resolving can only happen openly with the help of a registered psychologist or counsellor that is trained and able to work through these issues.
The next logical question being; Will that "treatment" actually resolve the problem that was based on past events or not and is that "treatment" a valid and evidence-based methodology or is it essentially fluff to make the centre "appear" to be a legitimate rehab centre? or is it simply window dressing to make a holiday experience look like a rehab centre?
For a professional rehab centre you need to look at the sustainability of the aftercare. Are they trying to push long-term residential stays up-front, well it's most likely then that they don't have enough emphasis on trauma resolution as we mentioned up-front.
Bullshit baffles brains, does the luxury treatment rehab use funny acronyms in their services list, or mention obscure sounding terms, well they are most likely hiding their lack of knowledge by simply copying bullet lists from other websites without understanding what the delivery of effective treatment entails.
Brochure websites. Anyone can host a 5-star rehab, let's be honest its a swanky house with a destination pitch much like you would find on a travel website. But do they have a content thin brochure website or are they actually talking about their treatment programme? Does their website look good or is their content only made credible by the beautiful logo and the stunning pictures of the accommodation and location scenery?