Welcome to Circle of Life Recovery Center

Addiction is complex disease that needs a multi-faceted treatment approach. One single treatment tool will not help overcome addiction.  At Circle of Life we take a holistic approach – one that addresses the emotional, physical and mental factors when treating addiction. We also take a long-term view, teaming a personalised treatment approach with the support needed to achieve long-term recovery.

Located in Northcliff, Johannesburg, Circle of Life has been offering secondary, tertiary and halfway house services to the community for the past 13 years. We offer a blend of proven traditional therapies and alternate therapies, with a focus on community re-intergration. We feature the 12-step recovery program, alongside individual, group and family therapy and volunteer programs.

Our clinical team of experienced and caring staff, with over 50 years of collective sobriety, is headed by Collette Pestana, herself 13 years clean, who takes a personal interest in each clients’ healing and recovery.

We understand that for some individuals, having no access to work is not possible. To meet the needs of these individuals working long-term to break free from addiction, we allow clients to access work-related technology such as cell phones and computers to remain connected to work

Our Mission

It is the mission of Circle of Life to provide lifelong recovery for clients in a safe, supportive, empathetic and structured environment where individuals can truly recover. We believe in a long-term approach in which, not just the symptoms, but the underlying causes need to be treated to get the best recovery outcome. We walk alongside clients and their families on their journey and provide them with positive and healthy coping skills and the mental, physical and spiritual tools to stop addiction and attain lasting recovery.

Current Programs

Secondary Care
Tertiary Care
Outpatient Program
Halfway House
Specialist Interventions
Family Care
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Life Coaching
Art Therapy

Circle of Life in Johannesburg
accepts Medical Aids & Hospital Plans for Substance Abuse Disorders

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Circle of Life Team