Intensive Inpatient Residential Programme

Our intensive residential programme intended for recovering Drug addicts and Alcoholics is our Primary Care in-house programme, it is an ideal environment for all types of addiction sufferers including chemical dependency and related addictive disorders.
The duration of the Residential Rehab Programme is 30 or 42-day residential treatment programme.

The Houghton House Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Centres Residential Programme is situated in the peaceful suburb of Ferndale, Johannesburg. This relaxed safe 100% drug-free environment, away from the stresses of the client’s outside lifestyle, is a favourable setting for clients to focus on their recovery.

The focus of our Residential Rehab Programme

Rehab in JHB

The initial focus of our residential programme is medically supported detoxification and stabilisation. We use a range of evidence-based, clinically proven practices accompanied by close professional medical supervision. Throughout the process, every client is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.
Our Rehabilitation also focuses on treatment for dual-diagnosis clients. Many people who come to Houghton House seeking treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction may also struggle with mental health issues such as depression, eating disorders, grief or anxiety. This combination of addiction along with a mental health issue is called a co-occurring disorder and is actually very common, which is why it is crucial to take a holistic approach when treating these disorders.
During this phase, we aim to equip them with the skills and resources they need to establish a firm foundation in recovery and to provide them with the tools to live a more manageable and productive life.

For addicted patients battling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the Houghton House inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programme allows the greatest chance at a normal life and long-term recovery. Our innovative inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, offer a dual diagnosis program along with the adapted 12 step programme. This enables patients to rebuild both physically and emotionally, many of our patients battling with an addiction are similarly dealing with other issues like mental health problems.

Our twelve step based Residential Rehab Programme addiction treatment is delivered by our clinical team of professional and expert therapists, doctors, psychiatrists, and nurses. Our team has the experience and education required to effectively treat addiction, they are also compassionate and understand the complexity and challenges associated with addiction.

Inpatient Residential Programme at Houghton House

The Inpatient Residential Programme includes:

  • a balanced yet intensive programme of therapeutic and recreational activities to assist clients to alter their lifestyles, attitudes and behaviours in a positive and meaningful way
  • a daily programme of exercise, group therapy, lectures and written assignments
  • individual and family counselling
  • an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, helping to build a strong and inclusive culture of recovery within the patient community.

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  • Shared bedrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • On-site and secure parking
  • Beautiful garden


Our staff members are highly qualified and proficient, treating clients with the dignity, care and empathy that they deserve to help them to re-establish a more positive self-image that is fundamental to overcoming their problems.

Our residential treatment centre is staffed by a range of professionals, including medical doctors, social workers, certified addiction counsellors, nursing staff, consulting psychologists and psychiatrists.

Residential Programme Range of Services:

  • We offer a range of services for your personal situation, including:
  • Detox facilities
  • Expert counselling
  • Psychiatric care
  • The 12-Step process
  • 24-hour care and supervision
  • Medical supervision
  • Educational, therapeutic and social activities.

    For more information on our Inpatient residential rehab programme, dealing with alcohol or substance abuse and getting your loved one or self into a residential programme to start a new life, call Houghton House now:

Inpatient Rehab at Houghton House Can Make All the Difference In Your Recovery

Inpatient Residential Programme at Houghton House

The complication of all elements requires an all-inclusive and in-depth methodology that is not easily attained if the patient decides on an outpatient program solution to their addiction. Our treatment process takes time to make a difference that is permanent and cannot be rushed. Houghton Houses inpatient residential organisation gives you the space and time needed to develop a solid groundwork for a drug-free future existence.
There are many reasons we are considered the best rehab in South Africa and patients come to our Drug addiction treatment and alcohol recovery center in Johannesburg from all over the world.

Inpatient treatment allows for far more opportunities to engage in group and individual therapy and build positive experiences that help build a future in a drug-free and stable lifestyle. Houghton House inpatient environment allows for an ongoing and dependable environment and a twenty-four hour, seven days a week care and maintenance facility for our in-house patients, all built within a programme custom-made for their needs.

Is Individualized Therapy Important in a Residential Rehab Programme?

Whereas addiction does not affect all, the way that it manifests in each patient’s life extensively differs. A mixture of personal experiences and risk factors contribute to the patient’s addicted position and consequently change our treatment method and the way we interact with the individual.

individualized Therapy is Important in a Residential Rehab Programme

Unfortunately, the damage of extended alcohol and drug use has extensive effects and implications. As the patient’s body and mind degenerate during the use of drugs, alcohol and general abuse, other aspects of their life can fall apart as well. This catastrophic state also affects drug and alcohol abuse as they endeavour to block out thoughts and negative feelings connected with loss and living.

Houghton House residential rehab programme treatment experts fully examine the patients physical and mental situation We feel it is important to develop an understanding with the patient, linked with our professional treatment to learn from our experience, expertise and programme. This allows you to build the willpower to help you build strength and learned skills to live a healthy life of recovery.

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