Anxiety and Depression at Houghton House Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centre

The words anxiety and depression embrace feelings of worry, fear and nervousness

Although it is usual to have some level of anxiety at times, intense or persistent anxiety may be indicative of an anxiety disorder. Before our patients embark on any of the Houghton House drug or alcohol treatment programmes, we take them through a comprehensive professional assessment with our experienced clinical team to diagnose the exact issue they are dealing with.

Anxiety and Depression addiction rehab GAP programmeThe Anxiety and Depression Group SADAG group is a fantastic organisation that works with substance abuse centres and alcohol rehab centres all over the Johannesburg area. But the rehabilitation of substance abuse, alcoholics and dealing with panic disorders or treatment for panic attacks in suicidal patients can also be dealt with at Houghton House with depression and anxiety treatment,.

Houghton House are Addiction Treatment Professionals. If you’re serious about recovery from anxiety, depression and addiction to substances or alcohol. We can help. Houghton House has trained psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses in-house and at your service.

Got Questions? Call: 011 787 9142


Anxiety and Depression psychiatry and psychology.

Patients often ask what is main the difference between psychiatry and psychology. Essentially psychiatrists are medical doctors, and psychologists are trained professionals and focus on diagnosing and treating complex mental, and behavioural disorders and work directly in the mental health field with patients. Psychiatrists diagnose basic medical and psychiatric conditions and may prescribe medication, psychologists do not prescribe medication.

Anxiety and Depression Addiction rehabilitation Help drug alcohol Rehab in Johannesburg 25 yearsHoughton House Addiction Treatment Professionals recommend the Depression Helpline South Africa, the support group for depression and a hotline for depression can be found here DEPRESSION SOUTH AFRICA. The depression hotline South Africa, SADAG support groups can suggest places where doctors prescribing medications for panic attack can be found and if you have anxiety, depression or chronic symptoms of panic disorders or depression with anxiety call then now or contact us to suggest help.

Houghton House run the best rehabilitation centers in Gauteng. If you’re looking for advice on free rehabilitation centres in Johannesburg we can help you, If a person is looking for “alcoholic help near” me we know people are also looking for a “rehabilitation centre near me” as well as “free rehabilitation centres in Gauteng”.


Anxiety and Depression may lead to drug dependency and addiction

The biggest issue Houghton House Drug and Alcohol Rehab has with anxiety antidepressants and medication is that they can and do lead to drug dependency and addiction. If this occurs then you should call our 24 hr. helpline or the depression and anxiety support group on the SADAG toll-free number to discuss the medication or pills for depression and anxiety that you are taking and share your depression and anxiety signs,. They may have you do a quiz for depression test which covers mental health in a workplace, stats of depression and anxiety antidepressants including OCD treatments and medication for OCD that may or may not be required. Houghton house addiction tests can be found here  for Drugs and  alcohol

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Anxiety medication in South Africa has become larger during the COVID 19 epidemic and depression is on the rise. Many depression support groups online are out there to help in many ways particularly in mental health awareness month. The month of October was been declared Mental Health Awareness Month to educate the public about mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often exposed to. Houghton House Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centres operate on the belief that alcoholism and addiction are recognised and diagnosable diseases, not a moral failing. We strive to create an environment where our patients feel respected and their dignity can be restored.


Anxiety and Depression treatment aren’t always easy or simple.

Sufferers of substance or alcohol abuse problems that have obsessive personalities are a good OCD example of people that need psychological help and will get the most benefit from anxiety support groups. If you hear someone say “I need help with depression” or, “I think I have depression” you should give them this free depression helpline no. in South Africa for anxiety and depression. Here they will help with advice for treatment for panic disorders, help with anxiety attacks help for suicidal tendencies, and have details of depression support groups online that can be contacted.


Similar Addictive and physical disorders, Anxiety and Depression mental and brain disorders vary in severity.

Some may be: Long-lasting and progressive (like Alzheimer’s disease)
Periodic (like bipolar disorder, categorized by stages of extravagant euphoria followed by periods of depression)
Transient (like a severe stress disorder)

Other conditions can include:

  • Depressive disorder
  • Severe Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Dementia
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Panic, Stress Anxiety and Depression as well as schizophrenia attacks,

These including postpartum blues may seem a good reason to take anxiety and depression tablets, regrettably, this can and does lead to addiction. Unfortunately with the state of mental health and drug awareness in South Africa many people do take the prescribed or sometimes unsubscribed anxiety medication in excess.

With this in mind, Houghton House supports the  South African Depression and anxiety toll-free counselling hotline, which has support groups in Pretoria and Johannesburg and helps people who have substance abuse issues and even has help for someone with depression and symptoms of a panic attack and or anxiety.
The best way to sort out and get to grips with antidepressant anxiety, a cure of panic attacks, and treatment for panic disorders is to call a depression and anxiety helpline and find a depression support group near to you that can be a helping hand with anxiety and depression with or without bipolar or substance abuse issues


Drug Alcohol and Addiction Helplines South Africa Rehab and Drug Support

CHILIDLINE Helplines Centre in Johannesburg
24-hour toll-free helpline: 08000 55 555

SADAG Helplines
011 234 4837

Child welfare Helplines
Report neglect or abuse of a child: 0861 4 CHILD (24453)
National: (011) 452-4110

Police Child Protection Units
South African Police Unit.
Emergency number: 10111
Crime Stop: 08600 10111

Women in Crisis
Helplines rape crisis
021 447-9762 (Observatory)

People Opposed to Woman Abuse (POWA)
Helpline: 083 765 1235

Stop Gender Abuse
Toll-free helpline: 0800 150 150


Contact Houghton House now and get one of our professional staff members consult your medical aid company today and leverage their options on addiction treatment and rehab for your benefit. It’s the best way to sobriety and effective treatment for yourself or a loved one.

For more information on medical aid support and cost of treatment options and getting yourself help to start a new life, call Houghton House now:

Rehab in Johannesburg  Office hours:  011 787 9142

24/7 emergency Rehab in South Africa helpline: 079 770 7532


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