Our expert says:
I would think most doctors would charge private patients, at private rates, though they should charge people with medical aid at medical aid rates. I've always thought it grossly unfair ( as someone without medical aid ) that those of us having to pay for ourselves, get charged at the highest rate around, with no concession at all.
If yo have managed to stop drug and alcohol abuse on your own, that's really impressive. But you do need a proper expert assessment and a discussion of treatment options. Explore what services should be available through your nearest emdical school of major provincial hospital or clinic.
With proper treatment it should be practical to improve this situation significantly
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