Ruach Wellness Centre offers intensive and personalized treatment programmes that are designed to help our clients:
  • break free from the destructive cycle of addiction
  • build the solid foundation for a drug and
    alcohol-free future

About Us

Qualified, Experienced & Accredited Team

Our therapist, primary healthcare physician, nurses, counsellors and general staff are all highly qualified and fully accredited, according to their specific disciplines.

The team is headed up by Dr Vic Herbst, who holds a PhD in holistic medicine and a phd in "the management of counselling". He also has a qualification in Nouthetic Counselling.

Therapy plays a vital role in recovery. Our therapist will work with each client individually to establish new goals and objectives that will lead to positive change.

Our skilled counsellors are compassionate, strong individuals who can provide excellent support during the journey to wellness. Individual and group counselling are used to achieve lasting results.
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“Rehab, redefined.”

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Saenz

The words addict, rehabilitation centre or rehab typically evoke negative images and stigmas. Although this is understandable, these stigmas can be detrimental to healing when a recovering addict struggles to look past them.

We challenge our clients and their families to look beyond the labels that society readily pins on people and places. This is why we choose to refer to our facility as a wellness centre, rather than a drug rehabilitation centre. We believe that it is better to focus on working towards wellness, rather than remaining stuck in an addiction mindset.

When someone is labelled an addict (by others or themselves) often enough, they will eventually find it hard to see themselves as anything other than an addict.

It is possible to recover from addiction and to achieve a state of wellness. By getting to know each of our clients, we help them to see themselves as a person of value. We can help them acknowledge the disease, take an active role in healing and start to see that their disease does not define them. Alcohol and drug addictions are treatable and they can get their life back.


It begins with a paradigm shift. In our treatments, we make use of positive psychology. We work with our clients to identify those facets of their lives that are worth celebrating. Perhaps it is a talent or skill they have. They may have a childhood dream of doing something meaningful in the world. It could even be the support of a loving family member. No matter how insignificant it may seem, we believe that every positive aspect of our client’s life can be nurtured to advance healing and wholeness.

The newly-built Ruach Wellness Centre provides a comfortable, home-away-from-home haven for those who are battling alcohol or drug addiction.

Our brand-new facilities include:

  • Medical detox room
  • Treatment rooms
  • Communal dining room
  • Recreational & interactive area
  • Games room (table tennis, billiards and darts)
  • Four men’s dormitories
  • Separate ladies’ dormitory (coming soon)
  • Outdoor relaxation area with garden, swimming pool & volleyball court

Addiction looks different for everyone, so therefore we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. We tailor our treatment programmes to meet each client’s unique needs.

Addiction is a complex condition that is largely affected by each individual’s biology and psychology. Some personality types are more predisposed to reaching for anxiety medication, and others are genetically predisposed to be high-risk for alcohol addiction.

Our purpose is to not only treat the addiction but to address the underlying issues as well. We provide our clients with the tools and support they need to achieve lasting healing from the disease of addiction.

Who we treat

we treat people suffering from addictions to alcohol, illegal drugs (including cocaine, heroin, crystal meth & mandrax), prescription drugs (including sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications) and other addictive substances.

Wellness is Wholeness

we embrace a holistic treatment approach, which simply means that we approach each client’s treatment needs as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. our addiction recovery programmes are designed to support our clients every step of the way, while simultaneously empowering them to take ownership of their wellness, as a whole person.

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