The Houghton House Primary Care Centre
At Houghton House we do not believe addiction is determined purely by a person’s willpower or strength of character. Intensive and ongoing treatment is often the vital ingredient needed to beat alcohol and drug addiction.
The Addiction Recovery Centre is the first port of call for people suffering with an alcohol or drug dependency. The centre provides a safe environment for detoxification, with ample time to deal with all aspects of addiction in a caring and peaceful environment.
A 28 or 42-day residential programme is followed by two weeks of aftercare, during which the individual attends the centre as a day patient.
Medical examinations are administered on admission and if necessary, a detoxification regime is prescribed.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan. All plans are drawn up individually, based on individual psycho-social assessments.
Each individual forms part of a therapeutic community, which offers peer support and ensures ongoing interaction with people who have similar problems. Bedrooms are shared so that nobody ever feels alone.
The centre is staffed by a range of professionals, including:
- Medical doctors;
- Social workers;
- Occupational therapists;
- Certified addiction counsellors;
- Nursing staff;
- Consulting psychologists.
These professionals ensure all patients receive care that is personalised and compassionate.
Therapeutic models used include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy and 12-step facilitation. These models are delivered in group therapy, one-on-one counselling and educational workshops to assist with full recovery.
Individuals are treated holistically. Nutrition, exercise, therapeutic duties, leisure and sporting activities are all included in the programme. Facilities at the centre include:
- Gym equipment
- Swimming pool
- Table tennis
- Tennis court
- Tuck shop
Primary care is also available on an outpatient basis.