Houghton House an Internationally Regarded Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
by Sanam Naran – Counselling Psychologist
Houghton House provides Patients with a second chance at life.
“It’s regarded as the top private rehabilitation centre in Johannesburg, they offer the full spectrum of treatment for all addictive disorders and associated problems. And although Houghton House is based in Johannesburg, they recognise that addiction can affect people from all areas and spheres of the world. Due to this, Houghton House is open to accommodate people from local and international destinations, as long as the COVID-19 bylaws do not restrict travel.” See also:>>The link between substance and behavioural addiction<<
Recognising that that residing locally may be easier to attain treatment at Houghton House, however, staying in other areas of South Africa, Africa and internationally should not be seen as a barrier to accessing our specialized treatment.
The Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg treatment centres involved comprehensive options that involve in-patient and out-patient facilities that focus on detoxification, psychological treatment, aftercare, as well as, relapse prevention.
This assessment involves an initial meeting with an expert on addiction from our multidisciplinary team. The purpose of this meeting is to assess the level of dysfunctionality and how the addiction has impacted different aspects of the patient’s life, their physical and mental health state and their support structure. This is done in order to make the appropriate recommendations for the patient and to cater their treatment to their unique needs. Should the patient be unable to attend this assessment due to residing abroad, an online assessment can be done for convenience.
Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg
Primary Care involves a 30-day programme that the patient undergoes. This involves a stringent detoxification process, along with psychological assistance through psychotherapy, group therapy, lectures and other therapeutic activities. Patients from afar, considering receiving treatment at Houghton House will be required to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and will be welcomed within our programme.
The General Addiction Programme is the extended inpatient care programme which is catered to provide patients with intensive psychological treatment around their addiction and possible past traumas. As mentioned above, patients will be required to travel from their place of residence to their secondary treatment at out Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg.
The First Step Outpatient Programme was created in order to cater to those individuals that are struggling with addiction but are unable to stay in the in-patient facility due to financial or employment commitments. Although, the Outpatient Programme requires the patient to travel daily or a few days a week, therefore, this may not be practical for someone living abroad. However, if the patient from afar chooses to complete the Outpatient Programme, they are welcomed and accommodated at our Virtual Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg for using technologies like Zoom WhatsApp and Skype.
Halfway Houses at our Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg
Houghton House’s Aspen and York Halfway Houses are tertiary care facility Centres of our Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg which allow patients to practice sober living whilst seeking employment and reintegrating back into society after having undergone an in-patient programme. This may only be an option for someone from abroad if they are in possession of a visa/study or work permit that allows for them to stay in the country for a certain period of time, as the Halfway Houses are a long-term commitment for some depending on circumstance.
We are aware that top-rated treatment centres may not be prevalent in remote areas and seem to be in access within the metropolitan. This is why it must be made aware that Houghton House welcomes patients from all areas of the world, should they which to access our treatment programme.
It is important to note that family involvement is often imperative in the patient’s recovery and this is something we place emphasis on. Although, this may prove challenging for a patient that has decided to travel from afar to access treatment in Johannesburg. This should not be seen as deterrence, as we at the Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg are committed to involving family members through other communicative modes such as telephone, SKYPE/Zoom and even written letters.
We recognise that there may be a number of barriers to access help but geographical location should not be one of them. Thus, we are able to accommodate patients from different parts of the globe, locally and internationally. Our treatment programme caters to people from different cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.
Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg’s COVID-19 Restrictions
Due to the recent COVID-19 ease on travel restrictions, patients from all across the world may now be permitted to travel to our Rehabilitation Centre in Johannesburg and receive treatment at Houghton House, thus, COVID-19 should not serve as a barrier either.