Choose to heal at this recovery centre

The Beethoven Recovery Centre in Beethoven Road boasts a 40 bed psychiatric hospital with three psychiatrists, four clinical psychologists, occupational therapists  and 24/7  nursing staff.

This is combined with a rehabilitation unit for substance abuse.

“We have an  integrated approach to healing. We have a integrated bio-psycho-social-educational therapeutic program in a safe and secure environment. The programme is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team under supervision of specialist psychiatrists,” says Henri Gastrow, manager at the centre.

Treatment is provided for psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, conversion disorders and ADHD.

The rehabilitation unit treats alcohol-, drug- and prescription medicine abuse as well as behavioural addictions. “We have psychiatric and nursing oversight available at all times. Patients are guided to full recovery and sober living wellness through an integrative model,” he says.

A two-phased seven week residential treatment program is preferred, although individual needs are accommodated in determining the in-patient treatment duration.

The programmes include psychiatric evaluation and daily consultations, medical examination by a general practitioner, psychological assessment and daily individual therapy, as well as group therapy, occupational therapy including music, art, relaxation and skills training and sport and recreational activities.

The living quarters are all en-suite and spacious with quality furnishings. Rooms are serviced daily and private laundry is collected and done off site twice weekly. An experienced chef sees to three nutritious meals a day while also catering to individual dietary requirements where possible. Snacks and tea or coffee in the mid morning, mid-afternoon and late evening are also presented.

All rooms have double occupancy and are fitted with kitchenette, fridge, microwave oven, DSTV, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

Recreational facilities include swimming pool, pool-table, gymnasium, table-tennis, croquet, volley ball and cricket

The centre also has a beautiful garden full of bird life that  can be enjoyed.

The psychiatric services are now also extended to outpatients.

“Patients are mostly referred by general practitioners but they can also consult with specialists at the centre before admission.

Beethoven Recovery Centre is registered with the North West Department of Health, the North  West Department of  Social Development, the National Hospital Network and the Board of Health Care Funders.

For more information contact the centre on 012 253 9922 or 076 051 6016 or visit

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