ARCA Durban New Extension

ARCA Durban on an expansion program with a new reception and administration wing. The restyled premises will provide a hub for the whole facility, linking the existing buildings with the new structure and also additional accommodation space to service the demand for ARCA’s medical detox treatment.

New reception area

female section

ARCA waiting room

The Science Inside #20 – DRUGS – Wits Radio Academy

Below you will hear a feature from Wits Radio Academy about the medication that helps heroin addicts get clean with minimal side effects provided by Dr Prakash from ARCA Durban.


ARCA Durban on East Coast Radio

Mr Percy Menzies, the co-founder of the ARCA Durban clinic in Africa, was interviewed by ECR’s Anisa Ussuph.

To hear the interview, please find links below for audio clips.

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ARCA’s Medical Detox Put To The Test

Assisted Recovery Centre Africa was recently on Carte Blanche showing how effective the exclusive medical treatment is for two addicts. After watching the video clip above, you can see from the outcome that ARCA can help get your life back.

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One in four people in the general population may suffer from drug, alcohol, gambling addiction or indulge in other compulsive behaviors like overeating. Addiction can break up families, damages communities and destroys lives.

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An addiction is a habit that has spiraled out of control. It is a harmful, recurring compulsion to engage in a particular activity such as drug taking, drinking, smoking, gambling, restricting food intake, over eating (with or without purging) and compulsive sexual activity. An addict engages in the activity to which he is addicted not to induce pleasure but to relieve the anxiety of withdrawal. In essence the abused substance activates reward circuits in the brain.

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The release of the ‘feel-good’ hormone Dopamine in these ‘reward circuits’ suppresses the prefrontal cortex the part of the brain which is used to exercise judgment (and hence terminate alcohol or drug use). This explains why the addicted person continues to abuse the substance despite the negative consequences.

Who does it affect

  • Scientific research has revealed that addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior, and there are biological and environmental factors that contribute to the development and progression of the disease. People of all ages suffer the harmful consequences of drug abuse and addiction.
  • Babies exposed to legal and illegal drugs in the womb may be born premature, underweight and with birth defects. This drug exposure can slow the child’s intellectual development and affect behavior later in life.
  • Adolescents who abuse drugs often act out, do poorly academically, and drop out of school. They are at risk of unplanned pregnancies, violence, and infectious diseases.
  • Adults who abuse drugs often have problems thinking clearly, remembering, and paying attention. They often develop poor social behaviors as a result of their drug abuse, and their work performance and personal relationships suffer.
  • Parents’ drug abuse often means chaotic, stress-filled homes, child abuse and neglect. Such conditions harm the well-being and development of children in the home and may set the stage for drug abuse in the next generation.

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