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Claro Clinic Addiction Treatment Clinic Cape Town

Addiction Treatment and Recovery in Cape Town and Western Cape


Claro Clinic Addiction Treatment and Recovery in Cape Town, Western Cape is a specialised rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol dependency at N1 City, Cape Town. It operates within Claro Clinic, a private mental health hospital of Life Path Health.

 We offer medically supervised Detox, extended In-patient treatment care, as well as Out-patient treatment programmes. Our experienced multi-disciplinary team consists of highly qualified medical professionals and 24-hour nursing staff. Medical Aids and hospital plans cover Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation. Established in 2001, Claro Clinic is fully registered with the Department of Health of South Africa.

Alcohol and drug addiction, like any serious illness, is a dangerous and uncomfortable condition that requires intense medical care. It is essential to choose a professional medical facility that puts your health and comfort first during the rehabilitation process. Although many rehabilitation centres offer addiction treatment in the Western Cape, not all are licensed medical service providers that maintain high medical standards. Before deciding on a rehab program, you should learn more about the licensed mental health hospitals in the Western Cape that provide professional addiction treatment at medical aid rates.

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We provide Addiction Treatment for:

Alcohol Recovery

Drug Rehabilitation

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation


Read more: 

Inpatient Addiction Treatment Plan

Holistic and multi-disciplinary implementation of programme contents

Aftercare Policy 



Syfred Douglas Street, N1 City, Cape Town, 7463, South Africa. The hospital is ideally situated for easy access to all facilities in the Cape Town and Northern Suburbs area. 

Contact details:

T: 021 595 8500

F: 021 595 8531



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Mission Statement

Claro Addiction Clinic applies a psycho-biosocial model in addiction treatment where addiction is regarded as a chronic but treatable disease which affects the individual’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. We believe addiction treatment must address all aspects of a recovering person’s life in order to obtain sobriety and lead a fulfilling life in recovery. We believe treatment is the first step in a lifelong process of sobriety which has to include affected family members and followed up with a long term structured aftercare programme. The hospital motivates the involvement of family and friends, ensuring sufficient support and aftercare treatment.

In-Patient Addiction Treatment Plan

Consultations by Medical Practitioner:
  • Individual consultations in order to assess detoxification needs and intervention, also overseeing and attending to all other physical aspects of the patient.
  • Family sessions may be indicated in order to obtain collateral, or to educate members
Psychotherapy Consultations:
  • Psycho-education is provided through group consultations. This includes the biopsychosocial aspects of addiction.
  • Every patient is assigned to a Psychologist
  • Group therapy which includes experiential groups
  • Family therapy , and Group educational sessions to family members
Occupational Therapists:
The Occupational Therapists conduct assessments to evaluate the symptoms and level of functioning of each patient. They also provide very importantly life skills training in group therapy.
Psychiatric Consultations:
In order to diagnose and treat co-occurring psychiatric condition, the patient may be referred to a consultant Psychiatrist. The referring psychiatrist may choose to remain the treating Doctor, in which case the Psychiatrist will also oversee the detoxification process.
Social Worker Consultations:
  • Individual assessment and intervention sessions
  • Family intervention sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Group education sessions on healthy life style, eg exercise
  • Group training sessions in the gym
  • Individual sessions upon referral by attending Doctor
Support Groups:
Weekly group sessions are presented to former patients, which is also attended by current in-patients

A Holistic and multi-disciplinary implementation of programme contents

Week 1: Physical Aspects

During week 1, the focus is on the nature of disease of alcohol and substance dependency where relevant information is given in order to manage this disease to stay in recovery. Sessions cover the following topics:

  • Disease concept
  • Physical-, emotional-, and social losses
  • Identification, elimination and management of triggers
  • Craving management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Application of lifestyle changes
  • Follow-up and aftercare treatment

Week 2: Emotional Aspects

Week 2 focus on the exploration of the emotional aspects related to the addiction and how to work towards an improved emotional functioning. Sessions cover the following aspects:

  • Childhood and parental influences on emotional functioning
  • Understanding personal anger
  • The role of unresolved anger in the development of a self-destructive lifestyle (of which substance abuse is an example)
  • The relationship between lack of emotional expression and social support regarding the development of an addiction problem
  • Co-dependency and how family members are influenced by addiction

Week 3: Life Skills Implementation

Substance abuse often prevents the patient from using effective coping mechanisms and skills. Skills training are therefore required in order to enhance the patients’ ability to stay in recovery. Topics covered are:

  • Communication and conflict management
  • Anger management
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Stress management
  • Effective free-time management / ongoing balanced lifestyle
  • Ongoing aftercare
  • Ongoing applying of lifestyle changes

 Aftercare Policy

The multi-disciplinary 3 week in-patient programme aims at stabilising the patient on a physical and emotional level, and to provide life skills training in order to cope with their specific challenges in their home and work environment. The patient now needs to build upon this treatment intervention by committing to a structured after care plan. Monitoring and support from significant others, and ideally from within their working environment and family, play an invaluable role. Upon discharge an exit interview is scheduled with the relevant parties where the specific aftercare agreements are concluded. This after care plan will stipulate their acknowledgement of the disease concept, the important life style changes and follow-up agreements they need to apply eg.
  • Follow-up appointments: Doctor / Psychiatrist / Psychologist
  • Identifying and eliminating of high risk triggers
  • Stipulating a plan of action for triggers that cannot be eliminated
  • Stipulating support group attendance (Claro Clinic has their own support groups on a Monday and Thursday evening, providing ongoing support and education)
  • Stipulating regular urine screenings / the taking of ante-buse
  • Identifying their support system
  • Describing an emergency plan
  • Identifying their sponsor

Emergency helpline: 072 7900 506

*Please note that we are able to accommodate potential patients who have medical aid or hospital cover. We will be more than happy to refer you to an alternative medical practice (or medical cover solutions) if you are not covered at the moment.


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