ARCA JHB. Johannesburg's Top Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation & Medical Detox Treatment Centre in South Africa.

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Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Addiction Treatment by Medical professionals

ARCA JHB offers a new and innovative approach to treating alcohol, prescription medication, and illicit drug addictions in South Africa. Additionally, we provide personalized programs designed to assist individuals struggling with gambling and sex addictions.

A Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg, Owned by Medical Addiction Specialists

In Johannesburg, a rehabilitation centre led by medical addiction specialists offers a unique, expert-driven approach to addiction recovery, blending advanced detoxification with personalized care. This facility is a haven for those seeking a comprehensive, compassionate path to overcoming substance abuse and achieving lasting wellness.

Dr Chandraprakash Naidoo

MBChB DA (SA) DOH (Natal)

Dr Naidoo is the founder of A.R.C.A. in South Africa. He is the Medical Director for A.R.C.A. Durban and ARCA JHB (Johannesburg). Dr Naidoo has accumulated vast clinical knowledge and expertise in the field of substance abuse, as well as family medicine, diabetes management systems and occupational health.

He established A.R.C.A. Durban in 2007 at Westridge Medical Centre. As a forerunner of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in South Africa, Dr Naidoo piloted a unique approach to substance abuse treatment through medical detoxification and the use of Naltrexone. Whilst A.R.C.A has seen many changes since then, including A.R.C.A. Durban’s relocation to Glenwood and the establishment of A.R.C.A Johannesburg, the organisation has flourished to serve individuals, families and communities across the country.

His responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the head of all medical personnel within A.R.C.A.
  • Designing and establishing protocols for safe, effective and manageable medical detoxification.
  • Actively engaging in substance abuse education within the medical and general communities.

Assisted Recovery Centres of Africa offer the latest medications to minimise withdrawal symptoms and control cravings as you enter recovery. We offer a superior, evidence-based, and medically cutting-edge approach to the treatment of addiction

Have you been frustrated by repeated failures at recovery?

We understand what you are going through. Your life is spinning out of control. You are scared, and you are tired.

Welcome to ARCA Johannesburg We are South Africa’s number one medical detox treatment center. Our approach draws on a rich integration of clinical practice, theory and research, providing respectful and confidential personal support to address a wide range of addictions.


Our team of trained medical professionals and therapists will ensure that you are guided step by step through your recovery.

At ARCA Johannesburg, we take a unique and holistic approach to addiction treatment that encompasses both medical and psycho-social perspectives. We believe in addressing addiction from all angles to provide comprehensive care that increases your chances of recovery.

One of the key aspects of our approach is the utilization of proven non-addictive anti-craving medications from the United States. These medications have been extensively researched and shown to be effective in reducing cravings and supporting recovery efforts. By incorporating these medications into our treatment plans, we aim to provide you with the necessary tools to better fight against this disease.

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    Medical Aid Approved Rehabilitation Treatment

    ARCA JHB is fully licensed and registered with the Department of Social Development and Department of Health. Arca Jhb is licensed as a Medical Detoxification Facility, and as an in-patient rehabilitation centre. Medical Aid covers for rehabilitation and is a PMB (Prescribed Minimum Benefit). The medical treatment programs are affordable and can be designed to suit individual needs without compromising the quality of the program.

    Finance For Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment

    Medifin offers medical finance loans to patients for drug & alcohol rehabilitation  treatment at affordable interest rates. Arca Jhb is an approved medical supplier registered with Medifin. Get the best rehab treatment at affordable rates. Apply on the MediFin website to obtain medical finance for rehab treatment that can be repaid up to 5 years.

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    Our team of trained medical professionals and therapists will ensure that you are guided step by step through your recovery.
    We assist with addiction treatment and intervention services.

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      Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Johannesburg, Sandton, and Gauteng

      ARCA JHB stands as the premier drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Johannesburg, Sandton, and Gauteng. We’re dedicated to providing a lifeline for individuals and families impacted by addiction.

      With a commitment to compassionate care and evidence-based treatments, we offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to healing. Our programs cater to a wide range of addiction types, including drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, and more.

      At ARCA JHB, you’ll find a supportive and nurturing environment where recovery takes center stage. Our experienced team is by your side, every step of the way, ensuring that you receive the guidance and care you deserve.

      Reclaim your life, rebuild your relationships, and rediscover the joy of a healthier, addiction-free future. ARCA JHB is here to help you embark on your journey to recovery. Let us be your guiding light toward a brighter, addiction-free tomorrow.

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      Comprehensive Support - A Collaborative Approach to Addiction Recovery

      At ARCA JHB, we believe in a holistic and collaborative approach to addiction recovery. It’s not just about the individual seeking help; it’s about the collective effort to ensure their success.

      We understand that addiction affects not only the person struggling but also their families, employers, and referring professionals. That’s why we work hand in hand with all stakeholders, ensuring everyone’s needs and concerns are addressed.

      For Families: We provide family therapy and support, mending the bonds that addiction may have strained. Your loved one’s recovery is a family journey, and we are here to guide you all.

      For Employers: We know the impact of addiction in the workplace. We collaborate with employers to support their employees on the path to recovery, helping maintain a productive and healthy work environment.

      For Referring Professionals: Our open communication and collaboration with referring professionals ensure a seamless transition and integrated care. We respect the trust you place in us and work diligently to honor it.

      By fostering these partnerships, we enhance the chances of a success story. Recovery is a team effort, and at ARCA JHB, we’re dedicated to building a strong and supportive team around every individual who seeks our help. Together, we can create lasting success stories.

      Admission Process Overview

      Patients are required to arrive by 14:00 on their scheduled admission day. Upon arrival, both the patient and their family will have a meeting with a qualified representative from Arca. This initial meeting is followed by the completion of necessary paperwork.

      After finalizing the admission documents and procedures, there will be a moment for patients and their families to bid farewell. During this time, patients can also communicate any specific dietary requirements to the reception staff, and they will be briefed on the facility’s rules and regulations.

      Subsequently, a thorough search of both the patient’s body and luggage will be carried out. Items such as medication, razors, colognes, perfumes, alcohol, and drugs will be confiscated. Any confiscated drugs and alcohol will be disposed of, while other personal items will be safely stored and returned to the patient at the time of discharge. Personal electronic devices like cell phones and laptops will be kept separately and securely.

      Patients will have access to their phones for one hour daily, primarily for contacting loved ones or for work-related purposes. However, this is permitted only after the completion of the detoxification process. During detox, patients are not allowed to make or receive phone calls.

      The final step in the admission process involves the patient proceeding to the medical department. Here, they will undergo a urine test and a medical checkup, marking the beginning of their detoxification journey.

      The Rehabilitation Treatment Process

      Detoxification Phase Overview

      The detoxification phase at our centre typically encompasses three days of medically supervised IV detox. This process is integrated with Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) to ensure a comprehensive approach. At Arca, we initiate treatment with a medically-focused strategy, employing established medications and medical interventions. Our goal is to effectively reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, providing a smoother transition into recovery.

      It’s important to be aware that the detox duration might vary depending on the specific substance involved. Certain substances inherently necessitate a more extended detox period due to their unique characteristics and effects on the body.

      Session Types and Group Activities

      During their stay at ARCA, patients participate in three group sessions each weekday. These sessions are psycho-educational in nature, providing a platform for individuals to deepen their understanding of addiction. They cover a range of topics, including the nature of addiction, identifying personal triggers and cravings, and exploring various strategies for successful recovery.

      The group sessions incorporate diverse therapeutic techniques and learning modules. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), alongside skills in healthy communication, conflict resolution, and emotional regulation. These approaches are designed to help individuals manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors more effectively.

      Counselling Phase

      Each patient also engages in daily individual sessions with one of our counsellors. These sessions are crucial for addressing the patient’s specific addiction issues and any underlying factors. They provide an opportunity for counselors to monitor the patient’s progress closely. Furthermore, sessions involving the patient’s primary caregiver are also conducted to foster a supportive environment conducive to successful recovery.

      Psycho-social counseling; Arca provides extensive psycho-social counseling to assist our patients throughout their recovery journey. This phase involves a range of supportive therapies and interventions, detailed further in our counseling section.

      Aftercare Phase

      ARCA is committed to providing ongoing support through our Aftercare program, which includes weekly support group sessions held every Saturday. These sessions are accessible to both inpatients and outpatients, as well as their family members. The focus of these groups is to equip participants with effective strategies and insights to help maintain long-term sobriety.

      After completing the primary treatment program, patients and their families are entitled to a year of free aftercare group sessions. These sessions play a vital role in the recovery journey, offering continuous support and addressing various aspects of recovery. They serve as a platform for sharing experiences, discussing recovery-related topics, and receiving practical advice, all of which are instrumental in achieving and sustaining long-term recovery.