Am I an alcoholic?

I want to stop my drinking, what are my options?

Do I need alcohol rehab? As with any drug or alcohol addiction, the first step is to admit you have a problem. People around you or close to you have probably already said something to you. The initial reaction is to reject or deny there is a problem or if there it’s under control.
Well, it’s probably not. You need to admit it. It means that you are, in fact, not yet ready to deal with your addiction problems.

Learning to Live Again without Alcohol

Alcohol rehab Withdrawal at Houghton house

Some people are high functioning alcoholics. They can maintain work and family responsibilities despite their addiction to alcohol. In other cases, people’s lives can be a total disaster. Their lives spiral out of control. They are unable to control their intake of alcohol, or succumb to binge drinking.
Stopping alcohol because of physical and mental dependencies. In either case, is going to be really hard. See  Alcohol rehab Costs here .

Initially, the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detox are both physical and psychological. They can be very debilitating, particularly in heavy drinkers. Suddenly stopping can be hazardous. The first days of the alcohol detox process should be managed by medical professionals and closely supervised.

The process is not just about recovery treatment. Consideration is also focused on life after rehab. How do you avoid relapse? What are the best practices? Becoming sober is often not the problem, but staying sober is the difficult part. Our tried and tested rehabilitation processs will help you stay clean

We know alcoholism can affect all aspects of a person’s life.

With the right treatment and support, you can begin to get your life back on track.
Houghton House can help. It’s what we do.

Alcohol Addiction

It is is considered a brain disease that has both emotional and physical manifestations. It interferes with a person’s daily life and has multiple social and behavioural consequences.

Discover Houghton House Alcohol Rehab Centre help an addict

If you notice your tolerance to alcohol is increasing, you’re at risk of becoming dependent on alcohol.
If a person drinks too much alcohol they may become an alcohol addict, as the body becomes accustomed to it.
As a result, after continued drinking, consumption of a constant amount of alcohol produces a lesser effect or increasing amounts of alcohol are necessary to produce the same effect. This “habit” is called tolerance. Alcohol addiction causes someone to become physically and/or mentally dependent, and it becomes very difficult to stop drinking alcohol.  The body undergoes serious and dangerous withdrawal symptoms when the addict tries to stop drinking.


Causes of alcohol addiction:

Biological factors

Genetics may play a role. That means that some people have a genetic predisposition and in fact an increased chance to pick up alcohol addiction.

Psychological factors

Some mental health problems make a person vulnerable to developing alcohol addiction. Some people might feel more in control when abusing alcohol in difficult situations.

Social factors

The situation or environments such as the family or the workplace can influence the use of alcohol heavily. People who are brought up in a home where alcohol abuse is normal might be more inclined to overuse alcohol.

The only way to find out why you abuse alcohol is to go through rehabilitation and really explore your use. Houghton House provides the perfect environment for you to tackle these tough questions about your alcohol addiction and understand the true reasons for your alcohol abuse.

Medicaly supervised Detox and Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal

2020 is over, let’s get sober Staying Sober

Depending on the magnitude of physical dependence, alcohol withdrawal may range from mild to physically dangerous.

Symptoms include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures, and in rarer cases, delirium tremens.

Alcohol withdrawal is particularly dangerous when done on your own, because of this, our supervised, medical detox with in-house medics and doctors helps avoid unnecessary discomfort or life-threatening withdrawal complications.

Does My Medical Aid Cover Alcohol Rehab Treatment in South Africa?

Alcohol Rehab can be quite costly; however, cost should not stand in the way of receiving quality care. Many Medical Aid and Hospital plans provide full or most coverage for alcohol rehab and addiction treatment. Call us and discuss your payment options with one of our admission personnel and we can help you through the process. It is important to know if it will be is accepted and what will be covered.

Houghton House is committed to your recovery.

When you invest and successfully complete our in-house treatment at Houghton House Addiction Centres, you will have created the most solid foundation for your long-term goals of sobriety.

  1. Work to rebuild trust with family & friends
  2. Maintain sobriety & prevent future relapse
  3. Regain physical & emotional health

The process of Therapy for recovery from Alcohol Abuse

Intervention Rehab in JHB inhouse

Alcohol abuse is a type of self-destructive conduct that can be dealt with through behavioural treatment. From interventions with the family to therapy sessions to overcome the damage done to the family group. During our In-house therapy sessions, Houghton House trained professionals to work to uncover the underlying reasons driving the patient to excess and drinking to the extreme.

Group therapy sessions inform and allow participants to practice, strong coping mechanisms, and ways of managing stress and triggers. Houghton House therapy sessions for alcoholics and addicts can be performed around a person’s existing obligations on an outpatient basis or as part of a residential addiction treatment program.

The Best Alcohol Rehab Centre in Johannesburg?

Houghton House provides care for Alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders with the help of a team of dedicated and passionate providers, their numerous achievements and accreditations make them a leader in the industry.
Houghton House remains open and committed to serving individuals struggling with alcohol addiction while enforcing safety and prevention as a top priority in regard to COVID Amidst the global health crisis, Houghton House is strictly following the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s recommendations, taking proactive actions to protect our current and future patients and staff.

Call our 079 770 7532 (24Hr Helpline) any time to have your questions about alcohol addiction treatment answered. We understand the issues of those struggling with the dangerous effects of drink and substance use. More than ever, we are equipped and proud to serve our patients.

Discovering the right treatment to meet your explicit needs can take time and be baffling. Our resolution is to help you select the greatest Alcohol Rehab in Johannesburg which equals both your treatment and rehab requirements but also your financial plan and preferred style of help.

Houghton House has over 25 years of involvement in dealing and aiding with alcohol addiction and associated issues in the addiction arenas in South Africa Houghton House is the perfect Alcohol Rehab Programme in Johannesburg for you. Call us now!

Rehab in JHB inhouse
Houghton House Residential Centre

Alcohol Rehab

Going through Alcohol withdrawl alone is not advisable, as the success rate is far lower than Inpatient a Addiction Programme

With inpatient Alcohol Rehab, the addict books into rehab for 30 days and up to three months. During this time, they take part in various therapies including group therapy, individual therapy, relapse prevention therapy, workshops, cognitive behavioural therapy & complimentary activities, fitness programs, meditation, relaxation massages, yoga, etc. There is 24-hour supervision & assistance available as well as an extensive aftercare program.

The inpatient Alcohol Rehab Programme gives the addict everything he/she might need to get through recovery successfully. The best chance an addict has at successful recovery is going through an in-patient Alcohol Detox Programme.

Assessment and Evaluation

Our assessment process begins in the first phone call and meeting with a senior Houghton House counsellor who will determine what treatment process makes sense for you or your loved one seeking help and treatment —Being comfortable in this difficult time is encouraged and finding the right Alcohol Rehab Programme is important to your eventual wellbeing
If your condition involves many and multipart problems, we endorse residential evaluation so the Houghton Housemultidisciplinary team specialists can over the course of the initial period learn more about your personal issues and addiction and work out the best processes to counter addiction and put a rehabilitation plan into action.

Learn more about our assessment and evaluation process.

Houghton House Alcohol Rehab Programme

In developing the Alcohol Rehab treatment plan, realising that with addiction, every individual’s condition is different, our multidisciplinary treatment team will consider multiple options, including:
• substances used by the patient
• the patient’s physical health and condition
• the patient’s mental health
• how the addiction affects family relationships

Developing the most effective Alcohol Rehab Treatments, it is crucial to understand these variables and it is important to consider the required therapies, services, and medications that may be needed—to help with recovery and mental stability through the process.
Main treatment activities include:
• educational sessions
• individual sessions
• group sessions
• special-focus sessions & groups


“4 ½ years later, I am still clean..” – Daisy”

Now I have to take responsibility for my actions. I didn’t before.” – Mike D

“I finished my rehab in December 2010. I have not had a drink since, nor have I wished to” – Jon H

“Holistic drug programs like the GAP have made treatment and long term recovery possible for thousands of patients. I applaud this kind of effort in every way.” – Dr M Shaw.

This is the picture I have of my father: glass in hand, unsteady on his feet. Our nightly ritual was about to begin. He’d start by criticising one of us. As his voice grew louder, we’d move quietly through the house, retire to our rooms, make ourselves invisible.

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