IS SCRC REGISTERED?
Yes. SCRC is registered with the South African Department of Social Development, the Board of Health Funders, and Local Municipality. Our staff are accredited with the following professional bodies:
South African Council for Social Service Profession (SACSSP)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA)
South African Nursing Council (SANC)
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)
Board of Addiction Professionals (BAPSA)
IS SCRC APPROVED BY MEDICAL AIDS?
Yes. Please contact our Accounts department for further information on +27 (39) 314 4777.
ARE FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Please enquire with First Health Funders (www.fhf.co.za). SCRC offers a 5% discount on upfront payments for 3 months. Monthly fees after 3 months are also provided at a reduced rate.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TREATMENT?
What follows are 12 ‘Yes or No’ questions (developed from the DSM – IV criteria for substance dependence) that many counsellors use to evaluate whether an individual is addicted:
- Do you ever use substances in larger quantities than you intended?
- Do you ever use substances for longer periods than you intended?
- Do you now, or have you in the past, had a persistent desire to cut down on your substance use?
- Have you ever tried to cut down or control your use?
- Do you spend more time than you should getting ready to use, using or recovering from using?
- Have you ever failed to meet a major life responsibility because you were intoxicated, hung-over or in withdrawal?
- Have you given up work, social or recreational activities because of your substance use?
- Have you ever had any physical, psychological or social problems that were caused or made worse by your substance use?
- Have you continued to use despite knowing that substances were causing or making physical, psychological or social problems worse?
- Did your tolerance (your ability to use in larger and larger amounts without feeling intoxicated) increase rapidly after you started to use?
- Do you ever get physically uncomfortable or sick on the day after using?
- Have you ever used substances to keep you from getting sick or to make a hang-over go away?
If you answered Yes to 3 or more questions, you are chemically dependent and in need of treatment.
WHAT DO I NOT NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
The following items are not allowed at SCRC in Primary Care:
- Excessive toiletries
- Mouthwash containing alcohol
- Perfume or aftershave containing alcohol
- Acetone nail polish remover
- Coloured nail polish (only clear nail varnish is allowed)
- Aerosols (spray deodorant, tabard spray, hair spray)
- Vests, spaghetti-strap tops, crop tops, short shorts, high heels, leggings, skinny jeans, tight-fitting / revealing clothing
- Medicines other than prescribed medication
- Cell phones, radios, MP3 players, CDs, DVDs, iPods, iPads or laptops (only in Halfway House)
- Handbags, wallets, purses (only in Halfway House)
- Jewellery and other valuables
- Coffee, health teas, laxatives and protein drinks
- Lighters, lighter fluid, zippo lighters, rolling tobacco, pipes and e-cigarettes
- Food items
- Chewing gum
- Scissors, blades and other sharp objects
- Cash, credit cards
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE?
Individuals progress through treatment at various speeds, and it is therefore difficult to predetermine the exact length of treatment for any individual. Once an individualised treatment plan has been developed, and after the first month of treatment, a comprehensive assessment will be made in conjunction with all members of the therapeutic team and the family. Case reviews and continuous progress assessments play a role in influencing further interventions, and thus the expected treatment duration.
Length of treatment is dependent on various factors, including (but not limited to) the following: affordability, work commitments, children, depth of addiction, period of use, multiple previous treatment attempts, poly-substance abuse, required crisis intervention, personality disorders, pervasive clinical syndromes, sexual abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, trauma, self-harm, attitude, level of commitment and work rate.
Our own experience supports global research which shows that the longer the duration of treatment, the more positive the prognosis for sustainable recovery.
CAN TRANSPORT TO SCRC BE ARRANGED?
Yes. Our driver can collect clients either from Margate Airport or King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
DOES SCRC CATER FOR INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS?
Yes, definitely. We have many international clients. Our client-centred approach to treatment ensures the ability to cater for individuals from various contextual backgrounds. If you are a UK resident, please make contact with Triage Healthcare (www.triage-healthcare.co.uk) for assistance.
DOES SCRC OFFER AFTERCARE PROGRAMMES?
Yes. Aftercare support is directly available through SCRC in the forms of onsite individual counselling sessions, telephonic / online contact and drug testing. Weekly Aftercare groups are run at Anthem Church (# Recovery) and by other service providers connected with SCRC. HEAL Ministries works closely with SCRC to provide a free support structure for both recovering addicts and their supporters. HEAL support group meetings are held on a weekly basis in various locations across South Africa. For more information, please visit their website www.healministries.com SCRC also offers reaffirming ‘Recovery Refresher’ programmes, hosted through our Halfway House.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
- Clothing suitable for hot and cool weather, that is acceptable as per the Dress Code below.
- Tracksuit and/or clothing appropriate for gym/exercise.
- Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes and slops.
- Modest sleepwear.
- Bathing costume and beach towel (no bikinis for ladies)
- 2 x bathroom towels
Clothing must be loose-fitting, comfortable and presentable.
Clothing that is tight-fitting or sexually suggestive will not be permitted.
Clothing and/or accessories suggestive of alcohol or drug use / the culture of addiction will not be permitted.
Toiletries & Medication
- Prescribed medication (with accompanying scripts)
- Toiletries (All items to be new/unopened and sealed where possible.
- No perfumes, toiletries containing alcohol and aerosols)
- Mosquito repellent (roll on)
- Hair removal cream for ladies (No razors and /or razor blades)
- Minimal makeup (Only foundation and mascara is allowed)
- Laundry bag (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- Hairdryer only (no hot irons)
- 8 plastic coat hangers
- 1 large airtight Tupperware container (30 x 30) for tuck. (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- 1 x warm blanket
- Study Bible or “The Recovery Bible”, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Celebrate Recovery
- (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- Narcotics Anonymous “Step Working Guide” (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text “The Blue Book” (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- Narcotics Anonymous Green and Gold “It Works: How and Why” (Available for purchase at SCRC)
- Alcoholics Anonymous “The Big Book” (Available for purchase at SCRC)