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For Myself

Drinking or drug use affecting your life? Can’t seem to stop? No matter how bad things are there is always hope. In our experience recovery from drinking and drug abuse is always possible.

A Loved One

Houghton House knows how difficult it is to watch a loved one engage in the self-destructive, harmful behaviors resulting from substance abuse. However, there is significant hope, even for reluctant loved ones.

A Staff Member

Substance abuse is increasingly presenting as an issue to be dealt with in the workplace. If you know of someone at work who is struggling with alcoholism or addiction we can provide you with information or assist you with an intervention.

Podcast from  10 July 2017 Classic Lifestyle with Dan Wolf on Teenage Addiction – The Signs.

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Since 1995 Houghton House Group has offered high quality, specialist treatment for those suffering with alcoholism and or drug dependency. Over time we have become one of the leading authorities in treating and beating addiction in South Africa.

With 21 years of experience, the Houghton House Group has embraced the multi-disciplinary Minnesota Model of treatment.

At its core the Minnesota Model has evolved to become a holistic treatment model that combines the expertise of medical and therapeutic professionals as well as counsellors that have first-hand experience with both dependency and recovery.  In our experience the odds of recovery are greatest when both approaches are combined.  Medical and psychiatric care covers the dual diagnosis of any other psychiatric conditions that often accompanies alcoholism and drug addiction, for example depression or other anxiety disorders.  Trained counsellors that have gone through the experience of moving from active substance abuse to recovery are able to personally relate to the patients’ challenges as well as provide living proof of the new life that can be achieved in recovery.

Our programme has been refined and shaped to manage a wide variety of patients in terms of demographics and diagnoses.

We offer a full spectrum of care for individuals from all walks of life, including substance abuse evaluations, educational services, outpatient treatment, residential care, halfway house accommodation or recovery support.  Based on the understanding that addiction is not a moral failing, but a recognised and diagnosable disease, Houghton House offers programme phases that address the different stages of addiction that the individual may be in.

The experienced multi-disciplinary team of experts at Houghton House include doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, certified addiction counsellors, nurses and other medical professionals. We are able to offer treatment for dual-diagnosis patients. More often than not, addiction occurs with other pre-existing psychological issues, such as anxiety or depression. Houghton House provides a clinically integrated approach that addresses these underlying issues. A sustainable recovery depends on the treatment of the co-occurring disorder along with the addiction.

Based in Gauteng, South Africa, Houghton House has become a destination for individuals seeking recovery from around the globe. Treatment services from Canada, Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom have found private treatment programs in South Africa to be comparatively inexpensive when weighed against their counterparts in those regions.

Please call to find out how we can help you or a loved one

24 hour emergency helpline:
079 7707532 (local) +27 79 7707532 (international)
Office hours: 011 787 9142 (local) +27 11 787 9142 (international)


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