26 Years of Changing Lives

Dan and Alex founders of the best rehab in johannesburg for addiction treatments

Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres is celebrating its 26th year of Addiction treatments, helping people discover a new world, a new life and a new way of living free from drug and alcohol addiction.

The innovative Rehab Centre is widely acclaimed for its ground-breaking treatments and techniques in the fight against addiction and has a proud history as Gauteng’s premier addiction rehabilitation centre. Powered by a passionate, caring team, the Johannesburg based Rehab has a long and successful history in South Africa.

Based in South Africa, Houghton House has proudly helped patients from across the globe, ensuring that those who need help with addiction recovery are given the best treatment possible.


Custom, Addiction Treatment Programmes

Our custom, drug and alcohol Addiction Treatments recovery programmes

Our custom, drug and alcohol recovery programmes are designed specifically for each patient and range in duration depending on the diagnosis. A multidisciplinary skilled team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, professional nurses and certified addiction counsellors are at hand 24/7 to ensure that every patient’s medical needs are taken care of.   

Houghton House has, over the last two and a half decades treated hundreds of patients with varying addictions. As a place of refuge in the fight against addiction, Houghton House Rehab has proved its worth in the battlefield of drug abuse treatment, scoring victory upon victory, returning hope and a new life to patients in the facilities.


Over a Quarter of a Century of Service  

Twenty-six years ago, Houghton House Addiction and Mental Health Addiction Treatments Centres opened

Twenty-six years ago, Houghton House Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Centres opened and despite incredibly humble beginnings as a Halfway House, started by Alex Hamlyn, it has grown under Alex and Dan Wolf’s guidance to be one of the most successful, renowned, professional, medically sophisticated group of drug and alcohol addiction treatments centres in South Africa.

When Houghton House first opened its doors, in 1995 it started with a mere three patients, it has since expanded to allow up to inhouse 80 patients spread throughout the primary, secondary, and tertiary drug addiction treatment centres.

When outpatient groups are included, the total number of people in treatment at one time is often in excess of 100.


Various Addiction Treatments Programmes

Whether patients require a dynamic but intensive Primary Inpatient Residential Programme, a tailor-made Extended Inpatient Care Programme, the delicate but progressive First Step Outpatient Programme, the stability of the Continuing Care Programme for addicts in recovery, the dedicated After Care and Relapse Prevention Tertiary Care Programme or family support, know that Houghton House has you and your loved ones covered.

Thank you to each and every patient, team member and friend of Houghton House.


Here’s to the next 26 years of Houghton House
Changing Peoples Lives.

To sum up we operate on the belief that alcoholism/addiction are a recognised and diagnosable disease. That is to say, it is not a moral failing. Consequently, we strive to create an environment where our patients feel respected and most importantly as a result their dignity can be restored.


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