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Addictionology is the best way to find help for all addiction and recovery related issues as we aim to build the most comprehensive list of treatment facilities, individual therapists, halfway houses and support groups in South Africa who work in this area.

You can search our site by geographic area or problem type or you can browse through our directories. Results supply treatment providers’ contact details and location information, as well as their fields of interests and treatment approaches.


There are a variety of options to consider when choosing a path for treatment. Our directories will help you select the provider/s who are the most appropriate for your needs.

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Phoenix House Addiction Rehabilitation Centre

Tucked away in the historic suburb of Sophiatown, Phoenix House Addiction Rehabilitation Centre offers intensive in-patient treatment for drug and alcohol dependence. With a heritage dating back to 1973, Phoenix House has a longstanding reputation for their effective work with... Read more

Trust in Hope Recovery House

Considering a Halfway House? A halfway house is the next vital step in continuing on a journey of recovery. The people, places and things in our lives can easily trigger us to fall back into our old ways. Sometimes our... Read more

The Living House

MAKE LIVING WORTHWHILE The Living House is innovating Addiction Rehabilitation in South Africa The Living House provides world class sober living services to people recovering from addiction. The Living House is a sober home in tranquil Rondebosch, one of Cape... Read more

Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre

Defeating substance dependency When Rand Aid was established in 1903, one of the first projects was a home for 60 unemployed men. Most of them were war veterans who battled to adjust to community life. As a result of post... Read more

CHANGES halfway house

Our aim is to provide a supportive structured environment in which residents in early recovery from addiction can learn to apply the principles of the twelve step program and practice a healthy sober way a life. We encourage our clients... Read more

Sharon Rosen

I am a social worker doing clinical counselling from the Randburg area. I have been practising since 1993. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. My focus is on facilitating mental health and self-empowerment. Addiction is my special interest,... Read more

My Story  

Four and a half years ago, I woke up on the floor of Fourway's Life hospital having had two alcoholic seizures. I had been a late bloomer. I drank my first tequila when I was 26. For the next twenty odd years I did the usual party drinking - occasionally getting out of hand and eventually crossing the invisible line into alcoholic drinking in my forties. Continue reading
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Q & A


Absolutely not! Addiction is a progressive disease, the longer it persist the worse the addict’s predicament can become in all areas of their life; health, social and relational. Waiting to hit rock bottom before getting help will serve only one purpose, it will make the recovery process significantly more challenging, if not sometimes impossible. Read more...

This is a very interesting question and to answer it, one needs to look firstly at the nature of addiction. My own view (and that of many practitioners in the addiction community) is that “addiction is addiction is addiction” (Schneider, 2005, p.75). So, a person with the vulnerability for addiction per se (due to genetic factors, stress and trauma exposure) could potentially develop any one or more addictions. Which particular addictions they develop depends upon a variety of factors.
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