The Best Private Rehab in South Africa

Many of our patients are from Europe and the Americas, as Houghton Houses international reputation of success brings patients from far and wide. South Africa may seem a long way to travel to receive help for the debilitating affliction of addiction. Many of our successful international and ex-pat patients say that it is exactly what has worked for them and helped with behavioural addictions. It’s the distance of the treatment centre from their normal environment that allows them the ability to escape and then focus on the issue at hand. This combined with the intensive and expert residential treatment and help that they received at Houghton House from professional South African staff makes all the difference to their recovery.

Considered by many as the best private rehab centre in South Africa. Houghton House has a renowned success rate helping substance abusers battling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, food addiction, gambling addiction or sex addiction.

Treatment Far from Home

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Many luxury rehab patients who have been in and out of multiple rehabilitation centres consider that the trip and the stay at the “House” was the turning point in their lives and their drug abuse recovery.

Choosing the right drug treatment centre is an essential life-changing choice. If you are considering going into rehab, and questioning if you should choose somewhere close to home, or go somewhere really far away, you have to take your situation budget and personal requirements into consideration. There is not one answer that is correct.
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The Houghton House Inpatient addiction treatment program runs for 30 days and more depending on your requirements. This is the time to heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is the stage that should be spent sorting yourself out getting to the root of your issues and problems. This is the time to build a foundation for your recovery from addiction. It’s difficult to remain focused and sometimes hard to stay clean while remaining close to home and you are too close to old habits people and situations.

Choosing a drug treatment or addiction recovery facility that is not close to home may be the right choice for you if:

  1. You need space to heal from the damage caused by your addiction.
  2. Remaining close to family at this decisive time may not be the best idea if there are many bad feelings from a shattered trust or other broken relationships caused by your addiction.
  3. It may be best to distance yourself for a while to get clean before trying to sort out relationship issues.
  4. The places that are close to home where you used to use.
  5. It may be too seductive if the places where you used to drink or take drugs are too close.
  6. Being in a place far away, where you do not know anyone can feel less pressurised

Minnesota Model of treatment

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Houghton House Rehab offers its patients a world-class process of multidisciplinary treatments based on the Minnesota Model. This treatment provides the high success rate of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation designed specifically around the needs of people suffering from addiction and mental health disorders in this modern world. Our experienced and savvy team of multi-disciplinary staff offer a varied but all-inclusive programme. Professional therapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists work with you, step by step through the process guiding and coaching you as you move towards your rehabilitation goals and gain control of your life and your body.

Houghton House Rehabilitation Centre has a close relationship with all the leading and international medical aids and hospital plans, allowing us to deliver a world-class and effective treatment plan and holistic process at an affordable rate particularly when considering the cost of many clinics and facilities here and in other countries.

The Facility

 The facilities at our centre are designed to enhance the treatment of the patient and to make the patient feel at ease. The surroundings play a major role in the process of the healing of the patient.

In the establishing of a facility, a lot of thinking goes into an exclusive addiction treatment clinic environment that creates a good stable atmosphere for the patient and a place they can accept and feel comfortable in. Many of the patients that land up at the facility have lost their self-esteem and self-worth and are in a state of deep depression.

The facility and surrounding area must therefore be of such a nature that the patient, although his self esteem is at a low, gets the feeling that somebody cares for him. This is of great importance in the healing process of the patient.

Most of the exclusive addiction treatment clinics in Johannesburg were designed with the above criteria in mind. A homely atmosphere is created and some of the facilities are established in beautiful leafy suburbs in exclusive private areas and gardens, thus helping the patient to adapt easily to this environment.

The staff at the treatment clinic play a major roll in the healing process. Patients are being treated with dignity and respect and will never be made to feel guilty about their problem. The family of the patients are being catered for at the facility and therapists in one on one consultations, explain to the family members the progress of the patient and help them understand the problem and guide them to assist the patient in the healing process.

Treatment Phases at Houghton House Rehab in South Africa

The primary phase focuses largely on diagnosis, detox, cleansing, medical and psychologist’s assessment. In the first few days, patients build up a relationship with their counsellor and the medical staff and get to know the facility, daily programme and lectures. The initial phase focused on the recognised primary addiction; drugs, alcohol, co-dependency or gambling with individual and group sessions during the week.

Recovering addicts at what is considered to be the best Rehab in South Africa would normally move on into our Secondary Phase which allows them to put learned concepts into practice and work with new behaviours external excursions and meetings – some recovering addicts still dealing with substance use disorders feel that they are not ready for this step, may choose to move into an extended primary stage before they return home.

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The extended primary stage offers a level of responsibility and freedom that are not as extensive as those that come with being in the Secondary Phase. Extended Primary would also be for patients who are trapped in their recovery and wellness process. They may require additional primary based treatment programme to explore primary based issues that are always present during the earlier stages of recovery. Houghton House recommends a continuing relationship with our aftercare services specifically designed in creating an essential sense of comfort for patients and loved ones.

Houghton House drug rehabilitation centre in South Africa is located in the centre of Johannesburg in a leafy suburban area in Randburg. The mild winters and warm summer climate allow outdoor activities all year round, and a focused and intensive stay that results in a lifelong positive change in attitude and habits.

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Affiliations with the Department of Social Development & Medical Aids

Houghton House is affiliated with the department of social development and our treatment centre deals with all types of addiction involving disorders and addictive drugs or alcohol. Allowing a continuum of care in a safe environment for substance abusers. Providing effective treatment dealing with elements which negatively affect addicts and allow you to control your life.

Houghton House rehab centre has relationships with all local medical aids. Most medical aids will pay part or all of the drug rehab and addiction recovery fees

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