Our Programme

Rustenburg offers a comprehensive primary care programme consisting of a variety of relevant group therapies,  intensive individual counselling, written work and a psycho-educational lectures. The programme subscribes to a Disease Model understanding of the problem, which will provide you with a logical explanation of your addictive disorder.

All clients are allocated an individual therapist who will guide you through the process and address the various stumbling blocks to recovery as they arise.

Rustenburg is 12 Step friendly and we will introduce to the Fellowship during the course of your treatment programme.


On admission, all clients receive a comprehensive intake assessment, including medical, nursing and, if required, psychiatric assessment. Medication will be provided to clients that need assistance with the initial stabilisation phase or if any underlying psychiatric disorder is identified.

After an initial investigation into the circumstances contributing to the client’s addiction, the programme will then identify some of the mistaken beliefs that keeps the client locked into their addictive behaviour.


Clients are provided with a concept of addiction that they can readily understand and accept; one which will make sobriety and recovery a meaningful and sustainable exercise.

With their individual counsellor in one-to-one sessions, time is spent on those core psycho-social issues which contribute to the maintenance of the client’s addictive behaviour. These would include family issues, problems at work and domestic or living environment difficulties. Counsellors will also help the client to look at the psychological, family or childhood traumas that could be contributing to the problem. The aim is to help the client find the means to overcome these obstacles to recovery.

This final phase of treatment will help the client review and prepare for the practicalities of returning to life (work, family life, recreation and their domestic environment) in a sober fashion. The team will put structures in place that strengthen the recovery process wherever the client may come from. These include connecting with a designated aftercare counsellor and ongoing care groups. We also introduce clients to the 12 Step Fellowship while in treatment, as this can provide an ongoing recovery support structure after treatment.

The informal support programme includes drumming, art therapy, psycho-drama, gym and an outdoor aerobic fitness programme.

Clients enjoy weekend outings to destinations of interest around the Cape Peninsula.

The facility has two swimming pools for use in the summer, and there are areas designated to basketball, volleyball and football.

We provide a shuttle service to the local mall once a week to allow for necessity shopping.

Between formal therapeutic and recreation sessions, clients are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful setting by taking “down-time” to walk, meditate or reflect.

Take that first crucial step now, call us on +27 (0) 87 943 2293 or GET IN TOUCH

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