Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment

We Exist To Inspire, Support And Equip People To Lead A Happy And Fulfilled Lives

Nurture Woodlands Recovery and Wellness Hospital offers holistic therapy for substance abuse; rebuilding the lives of people suffering from the chronic and progressive addiction to alcohol, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and prescription drugs as well as food, sex addiction, and gambling addiction.

Our Treatment and Recovery Program in Bloemfontein

Nurture Woodlands has a scientific and medical approach to dealing with addiction. The program is based on the Minnesota Alternative-model, DBT, the twelve-step method of rehabilitation as well as the latest research in the field of drug and alcohol addiction.

Our detox process is medically managed by doctors and registered nurses, while therapists work with patients to help them develop an understanding of how past and current experiences affect their choices and behaviour. Patients are guided in how to make better choices and replace old, destructive behaviours with new, healthy habits.

Underlying trauma is often identified as the root of physical addiction in the first few weeks of primary care and in this case a patient’s stay may be extended to deal with unresolved trauma.

Before being discharged, therapists work with patients and develop an After Care program that connects them with support groups and other resources.

Nurture Woodlands has a vibrant recovery community that meet regularly for fellowship. Patients are always welcome to visit and enjoy talks from therapists, doctors and others suffering from addiction. Nurture Woodlands makes the most of modern technology with many online resources that keeps patients and loved ones motivated, inspired and informed.

Why you should choose Nurture Woodlands for addiction treatment

“In recovery” used to mean someone who is abstinent after a struggle with substance abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s revised their definition in 2011 and now reads as follows: “Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.”
They have also outlined four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

  • Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in physically and emotionally healthy way
  • Home: a stable and safe place to live
  • Purpose: meaningful daily activities, including work, school, volunteerism, family, friends, independence, income and resources
  • Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope

Learn more about the Minnesota Alternative Model

Nurture Health Recovery Hospitals are the ONLY Fully Licensed Continuum of Care in South Africa. Patients may take advantage of both psychiatric and substance abuse medical aid benefits.

What does Dual-Diagnosis mean?

Nurture Health has a remarkable success rate and has rebuilt the lives of many people suffering from chronic and progressive addictions.

With a highly specialised team and one of the strongest program in the country, Nurture Health has fast established its reputation as a centre of excellence, introducing best practices from around the world and leading the way in offering innovative treatment modalities for the best addiction treatment outcomes.

How successful is drug addiction treatment?

Underlying trauma is often identified as the root of physical addiction in the first few weeks of recovery. We offer a secondary care program where there is a greater focus on resolving trauma.

Traumatic experiences and addiction problems?

Nurture Health drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment is covered by most medical aids. As a dual-diagnosis facility patients may take advantage of both psychiatric and substance abuse medical aid benefits, extending the patient’s stay with us. All research supports longer periods spent in treatment leads to more successful outcomes.

Did You Know That Medical Aids Pay for Rehab?

Nurture Health works closely with the referring professional and friends and family to ensure a streamlined and supported reintegration of patients into their environments. Nurture Health addiction treatment facilities are registered with the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare, and is a member of the National Hospital Network and the Psychiatric Focus Forum.

Nurture Health will give you the right help that will stop you from feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Most importantly, we aim to get your life back and enable you to rebuild strong, healthy relationships with your loved ones.

We do addiction treatment well,
and we can help you.

We exist to inspire you, to support and to equip you to lead the life you can. We are devoted to making it possible for you to be happy and fulfilled.

That’s what we do, that’s why we come to work every day and that is our commitment to every person who comes to us. We do not judge, we do not blame, we only lend a hand to empower you.

Most importantly, you WILL get your life back and you WILL be able to rebuild strong, healthy relationships with your loved ones!

Call us for more information +27 (0)51 412 3300

Why We Are Good At What We Do

We firmly believe in a patient-centred approach by utilising “Wellness” as a model and incorporating experiential learning as one of the pillar techniques.

Our patient-centred approaches help people to live better lives. That means having:

  • Support and understanding
  • A purpose
  • A meaningful day/week
  • Family, friends and acquaintances that can provide love and support
  • Self-awareness that can lead to self-acceptance
  • Growth and self-development
  • Social groups to belong to and share with
  • People that treat you as an individual and worthy equal
  • Control over the direction of one’s life and future
  • Good health
  • A belief system based on own values and choices
  • Safety, security and justice

Contact Information

Visiting Hours

  • Please contact us for any queries or requests.
  • A maximum of TWO visitors are allowed per patient, visitation in patient rooms is not permitted.
  • Arrange all special requests regarding visitors in advance with the patient coordinator.

Woodlands Hospital is a Nurture Health Hospital and exists to inspire, support and equip our patients to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

Find out more about Nurture Health and the other Nurture Health Hospitals in South Africa.