We believe that addiction is a treatable illness. Addicts can learn to manage their condition and live productive lives through effective rehabilitation.

However, we believe that it is only by holistically treating the individual over an extended period of time, that effective rehabilitation can be attained. Contrary to the majority of rehabilitation centres, we do not believe that addiction can be “healed” in 21, or 28, days. We believe that standardised durations for treatment are limiting and contribute to the poor success levels of conventional approaches.

We believe that addiction is a complex, primary disease that should be treated as such. We believe that all associated symptoms and underlying issues, on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, must be addressed if an individual is to achieve authentic, sustainable recovery.

We believe that each person arriving in treatment is unique, as is their addiction. We believe that each individual therefore requires an Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) and should not be subjected to a “one size fits all” approach.

We believe in the 12 Step Programme, as propagated by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step Fellowships. Working the steps is a core aspect of treatment at SCRC.

We believe that the development of self-discipline and personal responsibility is imperative to recovery. We use our best efforts to instil these principles in all the individuals in our care.

SCRC is a Christian organisation. We believe that a relationship with God is a fundamental aspect of recovery. Although we do not enforce our own theology on others or judge other belief systems, we do strongly encourage our clients to explore their spirituality and establish a Higher Power of their own understanding.

SCRC was founded on the principle that we will do whatever is possible to achieve the recovery of individuals in our care.


REHABILITATION can be defined as "to be restored to rightful potential, position and place in society,….. to restore to effectiveness, potential or normal life by training."

TRAINING can be defined as “to instruct so as to make proficient.”

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like god in true righteousness and holiness." Ephesians 4: 22 to 25


The 12 Steps



South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to the continual development, by a multi-disciplinary team, of effective recovery programmes and holistic, individualised treatment plans.


South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to the continued professional development of its staff, as are its staff committed to their own personal growth.


South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to professionalism, transparency and progress in all aspects of our programme.


South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to providing a comprehensive treatment process which maximises achievable recovery percentages.


South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to the provision of a safe therapeutic environment for clients, both physically and spiritually, in which the individual is able to break the bondages of addiction.


South Coast Recovery Centre is committed to Christian principles. The staff are committed to guidance from our Lord, Jesus Christ, and are committed to remaining humble, tolerant and empathic towards the still-suffering addict.


All members of the therapeutic team are fully qualified and registered with relevant governing bodies. Most importantly, all of our staff are wholly committed to this ministry and take the treatment of every individual in our care very personally. Collectively, our staff body has over 300 years of addiction, counselling and nursing experience.

CATHERINE , Clinical Director

"Addiction requires healing at a core level, to re-develop a secure attachment style and strong sense of self.”

DIDI, Senior Social Worker

“Recovery is 100% achievable and relapse is not an option. Be proud of your recovery.”

PETER, Senior Social Worker

“Address the biopsychosocial aspects of recovery along with the behavioural and spiritual components."

JEROME, Social Worker

“All individuals have the potential to achieve recovery. Recovery is a journey and not a destination.”

JEANETTE, Counselling Psychologist

“Each client is unique, and should be approached as such, with an individual treatment plan.”

CLAYTON, Counsellor

“Recovery is about integrity, honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, humility and gratitude.”

SHANE, Counsellor

“Addiction begins and ends in pain. The deeper that recovery sinks into the heart, the more successful it will be.”

MARIE, Counsellor

"Recovery means no longer turning away from oneself and instead facing one's inner emptiness."

GUGU, Counsellor

“Once you hand your heart, soul and life over to God, you will start to see that recovery is possible.”

SARAH, Ladies Top House Manager

“I believe in the principles of SCRC. A relationship with God is the only way to maintain lifelong recovery.”

ANTHONY, Halfway House Mananger

“All the excitement and wonder of adventure are mine to explore, ever new, ever-changing, ever-becoming.”

KARIN, Project Manager

“Real recovery requires a completely new way of life and a fundamental change of heart.”

LYNETTE, Accountant

"It doesn't matter how far you have travelled in the wrong direction, you always have the chance to turn around."

ALASTA, Nurse Manager

"Achieving recovery requires taking it slow and steady, just take it one day at a time."

CARMELO, Maintenance Manager

"Keep moving forward, make mistakes, get your hands dirty until you get it right and taste the victory."

DEBBIE, Kitchen Manager

"People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point. The glass is refillable"



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