When looking for rehabs that accept medical aid, you will find many on the internet. Medical aid covers 21 days in rehab, which is enough time for detox and behavioral treatment. We do strongly suggest that once the 21 days are complete, the patient carries on with the outpatient program.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Medical Detox and Rehab in Johannesburg

Addiction is a common problem in South Africa. The statistics are high and only a small percentage go on to get help in a rehab or through therapy. This is unfortunate as drug and alcohol addiction is very responsive to treatment. Many addicts will be in denial about their addictive behavior or they may just not have the finances for rehab. The good news is that with a medical aid you can afford 21 days in detox and rehab. Most medical aids are affordable and do cover addiction treatment within a registered rehab. The cost of paying medical aid is still lower than the cost of addiction itself.

ARCA is experienced with specialized addiction treatment for the following:

Alcohol

Detox lasts between 3 to 5 days depending on the levels of toxicity in the blood and withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal comes with many negative symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • High blood pressure
  • Tremors

It isn’t easy to stop drinking cold turkey as the brain will create cravings for this easily available substance. A patient can never cope with withdrawals without Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) as they will relapse.

Heroin

Detox is around 7 days and the withdrawal symptoms are extremely severe. These uncomfortable symptoms usually occur two days after the last use of heroin. The symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever
  • Cramps
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating  
  • High blood pressure
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

  Withdrawal symptoms are very potent which will increase the risk of relapse as the user will want to avoid the pain. Heroin does kill and the death rates are increasing year by year.

Cocaine

Detox lasts around 3 weeks. Cocaine leaves the body after 3 days but a drug test will show positive even after 12 weeks (if a chronic user). The after-effects of this drug are serious and users will suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Increased appetite
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Lack of libido
  • Dreams of using the drug
  • Chills
  • Tremors
  • Muscle and nerve pain
  • Intense craving for the drug

 This drug is probably the most abused drug worldwide and it is an expensive one too! Treatment for this drug is far less expensive than using the drug itself.

Methamphetamines / Tik

Detox is around 7 days. This drug has severe withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Shakes
  • Nausea
  • Intense craving for the drug
  • Itching feeling all over the body  
  • Heart palpitations

 Whoonga / nyaope

Detox from this drug is around 7 days and the withdrawal symptom are extremely uncomfortable.

  • Backache
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Anxiety and aggression
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Whoonga/ nyaope is marijuana that is smoked with meth, heroin, and antiretroviral.

At ARCA, you will be getting the best drug addiction treatment. We will help you cope through the first step of recovery from addiction. If you want to know more about rehabs that accept medical aid, give us a call or email us at

https://arcajhb.com/the-bad-sides-of-whoonga-nyaope/

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