The Foundation Clinic is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the largest urban forest in the world, with beautiful gardens to relax and reflect in.  The clinic is the flagship treatment centre for the Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust (U-ACT).  With TRAIN-EMPOWER-TREAT being the mandate of the Trust, the clinic is an industry leader in the treatment of individuals in line with their available resources.

U-ACT  subsidises treatment for those who are unable to afford the shortfalls on their medical aids or do not have the funds to afford private substance abuse treatment.  By assisting in the treatment of individuals we are able to empower not only the client, but also families, groups, teams, organisations and communities they live and work in.  The treatment is focused on treating the client, as well as working systemically with the family to ensure better treatment outcomes and sustainable family wellness.

The multidisciplinary staff at the recovery clinic comprises of a professional consultant team of a clinical social worker, recovery coaches, trauma coach and counsellor, nutrition and fitness coach, dance teacher, and other certified facilitators, as well as a medical doctor and 24-hour nursing support staff.  The clinic’s focus is the treatment of substance abuse and addictive behaviour disorders.  The programme is developed around cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching.

The multidisciplinary staff at the recovery clinic comprises of a professional consultant team of a clinical social worker, recovery coaches, trauma coach and counsellor, 12-step coach, nutrition and fitness coach, dance teacher, and other certified facilitators, as well as a medical doctor and 24-hour nursing support staff.  The clinic’s focus is the treatment of substance abuse and addictive behaviour disorders.

The 10-week multidisciplinary programme offers a complete continuum of care for clients who struggle with:

  • Addiction challenges
  • Substance use disorders
  • Addictive behaviour disorders (e.g. gambling, sex, food)

Each client’s treatment and recovery programmes are managed by professionally trained team, with recommendations made in line with the individual’s personal and professional circumstances.  Although the clinic is not a dual-diagnosis unit, the therapeutic and medical team are familiar with mental health disorders, and we work with a strong network of psychiatrists in the area.

The programme over the 10 weeks is multi-faceted and includes the following:

  1. 5-7 Day Medically Assisted Detox Programme (depending on the substance)
  2. 42-Day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Coaching Programme Inpatient Programme
  3. 21-Day Recovery Wellness and Reintegration Programme
  • Medical assessment and consultation with a specialised GP on admission
  • Individual Therapy & Recovery Coaching
  • Group Education and Process Work:
    • Morning Reading
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    • Psycho Education
    • Goal Setting
    • Recovery Coaching
    • Relapse Prevention
    • The Brain in Recovery
    • Trauma Resiliency Counselling
    • Creative Therapy
    • Post-Treatment Recovery Resources
    • Recovery Capital
    • Nutrition and Fitness Coaching
    • Movement and Dance
    • Logo-Jitsu (a unique combination of logotherapy and jujitsu)
    • House Meetings & Weekly Management
  • Psychiatric Assessments can be arranged as required, but there is an additional cost associated with psychiatric consultations.
    • Psychiatric and chronic medication are not covered in the cost of treatment.
    • We recommend that clients bring a copy of their prescription and at least a 30-day supply of chronic medication, as medication may differ slightly in the South African market.

The Recovery Wellness Programme focuses on:

  • Understanding and incorporating spiritual principles and personal values into recovery
  • Creating #RecoveryCapital | Internal and external resources that support people in recovery
  • Moving forward in recovery and understanding the role of professional recovery services
  • Understanding and expressing mature emotions, and dealing with guilt and shame
  • Developing anger alternatives and implementing healthy boundaries
  • Understanding and coping with triggers and urges
  • Developing personal and family relationships by learning to listen and developing strong communication skills

What does Johannesburg have to offer?

Day-trips to local attractions:

  • The Sterkfontein Caves (home of Homo Nledi)
  • The Lion Park
  • The Magaliesberg for adventure sports such as zip lining, canoeing and hiking
  • The Apartheid Museum
  • Soweto
  • The Maboneng Cultural District
  • Constitution Hill
  • Open-top Bus Tour of Johannesburg

Sporting Activities:

  • Live provincial and international sport matches
  • World class golf courses
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Personal Training
  • Jiujitsu

Other Activities

  • Attendance at cultural and theatrical events
  • Visits to shopping malls and local markets
  • Beauty treatments at luxurious local spas