Why do so many people seek treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder in Cape Town, South Africa?

Cape Town, South Africa, has truly become the recovery capital of the world. This is true for addiction, but more specifically eating disorder recovery. Eating disorder recovery includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED).

The appeal of recovery in Cape Town appears to be due to a variety of reasons:

  • Cost of treatment in South Africa versus internationally.
  • The experience and expertise in South Africa.
  • The network of support and fellowship that has developed in South Africa and specifically Cape Town.

International clients are drawn to South Africa when seeking treatment due to the affordability of treatment in South Africa. Costs for treatment here are significantly less than treatment oversees. These lower costs are partly due to the weakened rand. This affordability opens doors for international clients. These clients are people who, under normal circumstances, would not be able to seek inpatient treatment due to the enormous costs.

As a result more people are seeking treatment for all types of addiction in South Africa.  The hugely beneficial, knock on effect is the development of a fellowship treatment hub in Cape Town. This supportive hub is particularly strong for eating disorders.  The support network has grown from strength to strength making treatment in Cape Town hugely appealing.  This support network is both beneficial and supportive to those needing healing.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder contact us and join our hugely supportive Cape Town fellowship.