About Us

Introduction

About Houghton House

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 the leading authority in treating and beating addiction in South Africa.

With 21 years of experience, the Houghton House Group embraces multi-disciplinary, research-tested addiction treatment methods. 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.

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 on the understanding that addiction is not a moral failing, but a recognised and diagnosable disease, the Houghton House Group’s crafted programme amplifies each step in the 12-Step recovery process by including a structured and intensive psychological re-programming. This method of recovery has seen an unparalleled success in the field and has served as a breakthrough in thousands of patients’ lives.

Though based in Gauteng, South Africa, Houghton House has been 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.