Phoenix House - Addiction Rehabilitation Centre

Tucked away in the historic suburb of Sophiatown, Phoenix House Addiction Rehabilitation Centre offers intensive in- and out-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 addicts and alcoholics, and have had a significant impact on the many lives of patients and their families.

Building on the foundation of its established legacy, Phoenix House has treatment programmes of varying lengths based on the Minnesota Model of Care1 which integrates the profound wisdom of the 12 Step Programme of recovery, one of the most effective grass roots movements of the last century, with the continuous educational and technical advances of a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

The programme consists of intensive therapy, including participation in groups and one-on-one sessions with our addiction counsellors and social workers, as well as educational groups and aftercare sessions. Motivation for change is a significant factor for successful treatment and we believe that the 12 Step approach offers the greatest opportunity for recovery.

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Our trained and accredited addiction counsellors, themselves long-term recovering addicts and alcoholics, are able to connect with patients because of their shared experience. In turn, patients learn to trust their counsellors because they are able to relate to them and see that recovery is possible by following their example.  Aftercare is essential to maintain sobriety after discharge. Patients are strongly encouraged to attend 12 Step Programme meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Offering support and advice to the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics is an important part of the recovery process. Phoenix House Family support and educational groups are held on Thursdays at 6pm.ToughLove runs a support group every Wednesday night at 7:30pm at Phoenix House.

Admissions to Phoenix House can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we offer intervention services to help addicts/alcoholics admit their substance abuse problem and agree to undergo treatment. Our social workers are also able to facilitate the process of a court order for the not so willing addicts.

We are contracted into most medical aid schemes and although private, Phoenix House is committed to offering affordable treatment. Our funding partner, First Health Finance ( are able to negotiate flexible payment options where required.

For more information, please visit our website or call us on 08611 REHAB (73422).