Screening and Assessment/Referral

Screening and assessment can be offered on site (workplace) or at our centre. All patients referred to SAPTA, comprehensive assessment (2 assessments) using clinically approved standardized tools. The results of these assessments provide us with an accurate picture of the extent and progression of the problem. Once we determine this, we discuss with the patient and family/employer the recommended level of treatment and referral where necessary that will hopefully return the user to a drug and/or alcohol free lifestyle. Assessment is critical part of pretreatment. We also provide drug testing options for workplace guided by the available ADA workplace policy.

Outpatient treatment

The outpatient counseling program is approximately 3 months in length depending on the needs of the individual client. Emphasis is placed on involvement in, skills development, cognitive restructuring, behaviour, self-help groups, relapse prevention, goal setting, problem prioritization, and self-esteem building.

Intensive Adolescent Outpatient Program

The IAOP is a 2-week program (during school holidays) which affords clients the opportunity to receive group therapy that addresses several issues such as healthy peer selection, conflict resolution, decision-making and coping skills, self-esteem building, addressing child trauma, vocational training and involvement in self-help groups to aid in the recovery process. (for clients age 18 and under)

Family Counselling

Addiction is a family disease that affects all family members, as well as significant others. When a loved one uses drugs and alcohol, the family and all its members undergo some very serious life-changing events the patient and family become diseased, and if the patient is only treated, they will re-gain their health, balance, and recovery, yet, the family will remain ill. Research of all types supports the fact that family therapy and support significantly improves the recovery process.

Counseling for gambling and other behavioral addictions

We provide counseling to patients and family members who are not only pathological (compulsive) gamblers, but also provide services to anyone who believes they are developing a problem with gambling. This may be action or escape gamblers, binge gamblers, professional/sports gamblers, or social gamblers. Similarly we provide services for other addictions such as sex addiction, food addiction and so on

Policy development consultation

We consult with your organization to assist in the creation of policies to address issues of your Employee Assistance Program, such as alcohol and drug use policy, drug testing policy, return to work agreements after rehabilitation and other policies to ensure that your organization remains in conformance with relevant regulatory bodies

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

SAPTA offers quality employee assistance programs (EAP) which is work-based and designed to assist companies and organizations in addressing productivity issues, particularly as affected by abuse and addiction.


SAPTA recognizes that prevention and wellness training are important roles for an effective EAP. We tailor make our training programs depending on the client’s needs. SAPTA offers a variety of training services that include drug-free workplace education, conflict management, change management, stress management, crisis management as well as many other topics.

After care services

Our aftercare program is for 6 months, where clients are expected to attend follow up sessions twice a month after discharge for two months, and the once a month in the subsequent months. Where necessary we engage the employer in the client’s recovery plan for better provision of after care services. We also visit our clients in their recovery environment and make random phone calls just to check up on the client. In addition, we connect our clients to 12 step fellowship programs for continued recovery support

Relapse prevention

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong process, which requires a commitment to a plan of recovery. The leading causes of relapse are failure to have a plan of recovery or deviation from that plan. Our relapse prevention program is designed to provide the patient with an in depth understanding of the triggers, daily stressors, or anxieties which can be troubling for someone on recovery. Relapse behaviours emerge long before the person takes the first uses the substance, it is essential that someone in recovery attends a relapse prevention program. The program focuses on, establishing healthy boundaries, assisting with development of refusal skills, conflict resolution, effective decision making techniques, healthy choice and dealing with urges or craving

Clinical Reports

Once our clients complete an assessment, a clinical report is prepared guided by the ethical principle of documentation.

A discharge summary for the client is provided upon completion of the program.