Treat your addiction with a programme that works with and for you. Heal your mind and strengthen your spirit with expert support in beautiful Cape Town and you’ll soon be ready to take on the rest of the world again.
We’d like to take a moment to recognise the bravery that it takes to make your first step. Finding a suitable rehabilitation programme for yourself or for a loved one suffering from addiction can be hard. But you’ve made the right choice.
Instead of asking the common question, “Why are you addicted?”, we instead focus on asking our clients, “Why are you in pain?” Pain drives addiction and we’re here to uproot that.
Our holistic approach sets us apart from many rehab centres across the world. We treat every individual on a case-by-case basis, considering their life experiences and affirming them at every stage.
Clients who work with us can expect to leave treatment feeling:
Our support doesn’t end after primary care. Once the primary phase of treatment is completed, we offer exposure therapy during the secondary phase of treatment, allowing clients to engage with the world with increased freedoms, in order to experience triggers, and process these with their counsellors, whilst still in a safe and supportive environment. We’re committed to helping everyone achieve meaningful recovery in order to reintegrate into a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.
“My experience here at Anker Huis was great. After a long period of drugs and alcohol, it was time to get my life back together again. Was it not for Anker Huis, having to pick up the pieces of my life was far beyond reach. I came here distraught, an emotional wreck beyond repair… at least that is what I thought.
Today I sit here, with a big smile, back raised straight, and legs standing strong. I have had an emotional rollercoaster of a journey here, but it was well worth it. The staff has proven to be more than just a great help but also on all moral and emotional levels. I am glad to have finally, after so many years of screaming for help. I had a group of people who wholeheartedly grabbed the bull by the horns and set my life back in motion.
Thank you to all of those who helped me and good luck to those who will arrive…
This is a life given back”.
We are committed to comprehensive care in addiction and mental health
We employ a flexible approach in our residential addiction treatment, placing the individual and their specific needs and capacities at the center of the individual treatment plan. Our minimum programme duration is 30 days.
We are committed to helping our clients achieve meaningful recovery in order to reintegrate into a happy and healthy lifestyle that is sustainable in the long run. This sustainable foundation must be laid for successful ongoing rehabilitation and recovery, with reliable relapse prevention and accountability.
Quite often the addict will feel isolated, trapped by their addiction and unable to communicate with their family and friends. While they may feel isolated and separate from others, the consequences of their addiction are not.
We focus on the underlying issues at the root of the problem, addressing biochemistry as well as behaviour patterns. Underlying mental issues could take the form of anxiety disorders, ADHD, insecurities, trauma, depression or bipolar disorders; we’re here to show your brain the attention it needs in order to figure this out.
It can be any of the above that cause the client to resort to medicate themselves by turning to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex, gaming, etc. to temporarily escape from reality.
There is no one size fits all approach to recovery – we assess each client individually, and develop a personalised programme
Thriving isn’t about requiring the world around us to be exactly as we want it to be. Its about creating pathways of connection to our inner resources that enable us to handle whatever the word throws our way