The Scotswood Daily Routine:

  • 7.30am daily (8.30am & 9.30am Sat & Sun respectively) – 10 minute meditation and a check-in with readings : Compulsory
  • 5.30 – 6.30pm Monday Goals & community group : Compulsory
  • 5.30 – 7pm Thursday Relapse Prevention group : Compulsory
  • Check-in for 50mins once a week : Compulsory
  • Written step work : made accountable weekly : Compulsory
  • Fellowship meeting minimum x4 weekly : Compulsory
  • Daily inventory and journaling : Compulsory
  • Visit to Health Care professional once a week, ie. Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Dietician : if required
  • Stumbling blocks group (outside facilitators) monthly : Compulsory
  • 6.30pm Sunday community dinner: Compulsory

Also on site (optional):

  • EDA Thursday 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • SAA Monday 7.00 – 8.00pm
  • Closed Sex Addiction groups (men) twice a week with Corrie Davidson

Naturally there is full time support, Recovery Assistants on site every evening, evening meals, curfews, random testing, and more – all in place to keep our guests ‘safe’.

Out-Patient Program:

What makes our Program Different ?

Our unique process begins with an assessment that allows us to determine the presence and severity of a substance use disorder after which we create your personalized program.

The Scotswood Out-Patient program is the first of its’ kind to incorporate the 12 Step Program of recovery into the format.  Whilst dealing with all aspects of addiction, compulsion, powerlessness, unmanageability and behaviours, we will also be working the first 5 steps with practical scatterings of the other 7 steps.

We encourage individuality & creativity of expression through other mediums such as music & painting as we acknowledge that clients have very varied methods of communication.

Why Choose an Out-Patient Program ?

This program is designed for clients who, for personal or practical reasons,  cannot be admitted into a full Primary Care facility.  It is also excellent for those who want to reaffirm what they learnt in Primary care.

It is proven that group sessions are far more beneficial and engaging for successful recovery – as topics, issues & situations arise that others are triggered by or can relate to.

Our Approach

Working together with our clients we build hope, inspiration and a community environment based on a proven path to recovery. Our holistic 12 step approach allows us to offer the choice of freedom & relief from drug, alcohol, sexual compulsion & other addictions.

Our core belief is that recovery and quality of life is possible for those taking part in our program.  Collaboration, courage and compassion set the tone for the care we provide. We will always engage our clients with the respect and honesty they deserve, through every step of their journey towards recovery.

No two patients are the same, and our philosophy and diversity of treatment recognizes this. Our program is designed to acknowledge clients on their own individual journeys.  We guide you to wear recovery as a loose fitting garment and to start to experience joy in your life.  We are with you every step of the way as you learn the coping skills and tools you need to stay sober.  It’s a relationship for life.

When & Where ?

Start date – please inquire as to when you can start – invariably we have an intake every week

Location Scotswood Retreat “Weltevreden Manor House” 5 Boulder Road, Lakeside

Duration – 8 weeks of 2 group sessions (Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-5pm) & 1 private session of 45mins per week if required

Private sessions 11am–1pm or 3–5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cost for 8 weeks- R9800

Sex Addiction closed Group Program :

If you are powerless over your sexual thoughts and behaviours and your pre-occupation with ‘acting out’ is causing progressively severe adverse consequences for you, your family, and your friends; and despite many failed promises to yourself and attempts to change, you are unable to stop this ‘acting out’ behaviour, then we recommend attending our Sex Addiction Closed Groups at Scotswood.

Sex addiction can be effectively treated and managed for life. If compulsive sexual behavior isn’t treated, you might experience intense guilt and eventually develop low self-esteem. This can ultimately lead to depression. Individuals who suffer from sexual addiction can also develop relationship and family problems. Therapy is available, and it’s never too late to ask for help.

About the Program

We aim to help the guest/client shift the focus of their thoughts and behaviours. In addition, the guest/client will also be provided with a variety of techniques and tools that can be used to reduce the compulsive behaviour or ‘acting out’. Such tools can often help you or your loved one learn to control the symptoms associated with sexual addiction.

Another goal is to avoid relapse. As part of therapy, the guest/client will learn about ‘bottom line’ behaviours referred to as their ‘inner circle’, how to avoid these behaviours as well as implement safe and secure boundaries. In addition, they will learn how to regulate compulsive and unhealthy non-serving thoughts. One of the goals is also to learn how to develop relationships that are sustainable and healthy.

The basic principles of recovery practiced for Sex Addiction are found in the Twelve Steps. Although we are not affiliated with AA or with any other organization or agency, we are, indeed, grateful to be able to apply the Twelve Steps to sex addiction, therefore, making recovery possible.

The Scotswood Sex Addiction Closed Group will be facilitated by Corrie Davidson, a very experienced therapist who has been working in this field since 1982.

When & Where ?

Start date – please inquire as to when you can start – invariably we have an intake every week

Location – Scotswood Retreat “Weltevreden Manor House” 5 Boulder Road, Lakeside

Duration – 40 days of 2 sessions a week (enquire as to which days) & 1 private session per week if required – extra

Cost for 40 sessions R6500

(Private sessions if needed at R735 per session)

Please note you would be required to buy the book “Facing the Shadow” by Patrick J. Carnes (approx. R540)


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