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Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre | South Africa, Port Elizabeth

Step Away is an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape (Nelson Mandela Bay), South Africa. We are fully licensed by the Department of Health and Social Development.

Alcohol Abuse and Drug Abuse Treatment

Our alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre, provides holistic addiction assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all forms of substance dependency.

Holistic addiction treatment involves addressing all spheres of one’s life, which entails the initiation of emotional, cognitive and physical and spiritual healing.

We encourage you to enquire about our drug abuse and addiction treatments, and to book your stay at our treatment centre - Contact Us.

Rehabilitation Centres in South Africa

If you are looking for rehabilitation centres in Pretoria, think again. Consider visiting our rehabilitation centre in Port Elizabeth, a break from your current environment and its possible negative influences may be just what you need.

Substance Abuse in South Africa

As one of the newest, most modern rehabs in South Africa we are determined to help people make a change for the better.

Our residential addiction treatment centre, gives patients the chance to change their lives by helping them to make better choices. We do this by empowering our patients with knowledge, giving them a better understanding of their dependency, their emotions and how to manage both.

We make use of several effective therapies including:

Aftercare – What happens after our addiction treatment?

Often, the real test only occurs after addiction treatment has been completed. What happens when people in recovery are put back into the same situation, with the same influences and stressors?

We consider the reality of relapse and therefore include a number of relapse prevention techniques in our treatment programme, as well as encourage patients to attend our weekly group meetings.

Aftercare and relapse prevention entails learning new coping strategies aimed at equipping addicts with the skills needed to help maintain their life of sobriety and minimise their risk of relapse.

Addiction recovery is possible, we also started where you are today.

Escapism an appealing “substitute”, but is it really the wisest choice?


Often, we overlook the true impact of our emotions. We forget that our emotions are the things that drive us, whether it’s happiness, sadness, fear or anger.

We overlook the significance of our emotions, refusing to recognise why we felt that way or how that negative experience and its attached feeling has impacted our lives.

Because of this, we are never able to fully seek closure on a negative experience, allowing that experience to ripple out, inevitably affecting our lives for years to come.

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International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day


Today, is International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day.

In light of today, our team at Step Away Rehabilitation Centre felt it was necessary to address the severity of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and the impact it has on our children and country.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome occurs when women abuse alcohol during pregnancy. Children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy then develop physical and mental disabilities, which severely affect their capabilities later on in life.

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs

Step Away - Port Elizabeth drug and alcohol treatment programs vary in length from 21 to 90 days.

Any form of substance dependency needs to be treated with a well structured rehab programme that is all-encompassing and supports the individual client with the best professional recovery program possible.

We have a holistic approach to alcohol and drug abuse treatment, addressing the client's mental, physical and spiritual needs.

When more than one substance addiction is identified it is dealt with concurrently with the substance dependency.

Our alcoholism treatment program and drug addiction treatment program includes the services of an experienced psychiatrist, medical doctor, drug counseling psychologist, nursing sister, drug addiction and alcohol dependency recovery counselor, social worker, dietician, and occupational therapist.

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy is at the core of our holistic approach

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Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is critical to a one-on-one approach

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Individual Counselling

Individual Counselling in an informal and friendly atmosphere

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Psycho-Edu Therapy

Psycho-Education Therapy - learning effective responses to life stresses

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Family Therapy

'No man is an island unto himself.'

The devastating effects of substance abuse and dependency are felt by friends and especially family. They should not be excluded in the treatment.

Step Away provides help and advice on substance abuse problems, drug addiction, alcoholism and other addictions.

Find help for friends and family with cocaine addiction, addictions to crystal meth (tik), heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs, substance abuse such as with marijuana (Dagga), ecstasy (MDMA) as well as alcohol, and addictions to prescription drugs. Find support for dependency on over-the-counter-drugs..


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