Alex director of addiction rehab in jhb

Alex Hamlyn

Founder and Director of Houghton House 

“If you want to stop using, you are going to have to stop using”

Alex Hamlyn is an internationally recognised expert in addiction rehabilitation.

Since 1995 Alex has been involved with several prominent addiction recovery practices and held road shows, seminars, training programmes, authorship and advisories on the field of addiction rehabilitation.

Dan Wolf Houghton House Rehab Johannesburg Drugs Alcohol and addiction recovery

Dan Wolf

Chief Psychologist & Director of Houghton House

“The first step is always the most difficult, but also the most rewarding, to take…”


Dan Wolf, director of Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres, is a registered psychologist who specialises in dealing with addictive disorders.

He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed his internship at Phoenix House.

Dan has had extensive exposure to the major drug rehabilitation centres in South Africa and is recognized as a national expert on addiction treatment.

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Dr David Webb

Associate Doctor at Houghton House

Recovery from addiction means learning to live differently

Stopping drinking and using drugs is easy. Many of us have done that several times! What, for most of us, is very difficult is to stay stopped. In active addiction, using is not a choice. Partly, this is because the symptoms of addiction that we generally don’t talk about – hopelessness, depression, anxiety, fear, feelings of aloneness and isolation, and very importantly, anhedonia (never looking forward to anything or finding enjoyment in daily life and activities) – tend to trap us in a vicious cycle of using and drinking.

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Pholly Zizi

Clinical Psychologist “I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail” – Abraham Maslow, 1966 My interest in psychology began in high school during an art lesson on surrealism. I began to realize that I had looked at the world very

Georgina Dix Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology)

Georgina Dix

BA Psyc Honours Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte I completed my BA in Humanities at the University of Stellenbosch in 2018. In 2020.I completed my Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]. I did my practicum at

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