International Day Against Drug Abuse
and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June
and we look at the concerning statistics regarding drug abuse as well as the role of rehabilitation in the treatment of addiction.
Yet, society is asked not to judge. Nobody chooses to become addicted and it is a gradual, yet degrading, physical and psychological process.
The abuse of psycho-active substances has become the solution for people to escape from their harsh realities and “even prescription drugs have become a problem” as it is used as a crutch to overcome daily challenges.
Addiction is defined by a loss of control, despite the negative consequences. “The addiction to a drug causes a psychological inability by a person to handle problems. Due to the immense psychological and physiological problems caused by drug abuse, it is interesting to note that after a while addicts no longer use the drugs to feel better, but merely to function normally”.
The increase in substance abuse requires a dynamic, yet sympathetic approach by service providers. At Houghton House: “We are proud of our facilities and the versatile and professional approach of our staff.”
Our reputation is founded on our interaction with and support of our patients.
Houghton House offers a comprehensive range of treatment options. In-patient treatment spans both primary care (4-6 weeks) and secondary care (4-12 weeks). Outpatient treatment spans tertiary residential options and out-patient groups and therapy. Outpatient residential accommodation is halfway house accommodation, or aftercare and relapse prevention support, we offer the full continuum of care.
Services like medical assessments, individual, family, and group counseling; supervised recreational activities, and addiction education are incorporated into each of our programmes.
Our treatment programme is based on evidence-based cognitive behavioral, educational, and medical practices to promote and support individuals as they move into recovery and begin living a constructive life.
Lengths of stay and programmes are structured to accommodate the individual needs of clients at various points in their recovery — from detoxification to reintegration into the community.
Our programmes accommodate all levels of care in addiction treatment and our services are delivered in a step-down manner, decreasing in intensity as the client progresses through treatment.
Contact us www.houghtonhouse.co.za or call our office on 011 787 9142
24hr helpline 079 770 7532 and we can assist you with help for yourself or a loved one.