HelpAddict - Addiction Recovery Service

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 At "Help Addict" we have chosen our rules and expectations for our treatment program(s) with care and consideration for our client's recovery. Whilst we believe in develping personal responsibility, we do need to monitor our clients to assist them and offer the support and care that benefited us through our own personal recovery process.

At the halfway house,  we believe that we can offer a supportive therapeutic community and offer the privilege to have a caring team who is available to keep a supportive eye on them during their stay with us because we know what recovery is all about and work off

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1 Ebbehout Street, Olivedale, Johannesburg House Manager (James Donovan)         079 812 4467

Addiction Counselor Adrienne Dodd's BAPSA member 2123332

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Services Offered:

Halfway House………………………………………………………………….……….1


Individual & Relationship Counselling. …………………………………..………….3

Group Therapy…………………………………………………………….……………..4

Drug Testing……………………………………………………………………….……5


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1.  Halfway House:

 Residency is where an individual would be booked into the facility, for a period no less than two months and no longer than a year, they would be assessed by a qualified counsellor and a treatment plan would be drawn up to focus on the core issues of the residents dependency problem.

 The individual would be expected to perform house duties and meet the requirements set out by the house and the program as this facility is run on a “Minesota Model” and incorporates a 12 step program, in terms of regular attendance at NA / AA meetings, be in regular contact with a sponsor as well as spend time on step work, higher power and have at least one service position at a meeting attended regularly, this would be considered his/her home group. As well as attend all individual sessions, house groups as well as therapy groups.

 Price of the Program:

 Monthly Rental R8000.00

  • Deposit Required R2000.00

 This would include:

 One Counselling session per week (Individual session)

  • Breakfast provided Mon – Sun and Dinner Mon – Fri.
  • Wi-Fi (Internet Connectivity, Netflix, Job Seeking)
  • Groups which include (House Process group, recovery skills, group therapy, outpatient)
  • 4 x Drug Testing (any additional testing will be at the expense of resident

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 2. Outpatient:

 This is an alcohol or drug treatment program where the individual attends treatment in the evenings, as not everyone can afford a residential treatment program. Similarly, people have too many responsibilities to simply drop everything and enter into an inpatient care centre.


Some Benefits include:

 Freedom to continue your career - will still have a chance to maintain a presence at work during their treatment.

  • Maintaining a presence in the household - this allows individual to return home to look after the family during treatment.
  • Proximity to support - This type of treatment allows individuals a chance to be with their “support network” throughout the program.
  • Accountability – Although individuals are out in the world they still have the support and guidance as well as being held accountable for their recovery journey even after an inpatient treatment program, this allows a smooth transition back into society.


Price of the Program:

 R4000.00 per month

 This would include:

 One Counselling session per week (Individual session)

  • Groups which include (recovery skills, group therapy)
  • 4 x Drug Testing (any additional testing will be at the expense of the individual)

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  3.  Individual & Relationship Counselling:

The Recovering addict would meet for a one-on-one session per week with a qualified addiction counsellor, who would assist them based on a treatment plan with the core reasons for their addiction problem as well as to handle crisis intervention and guide the individual to a life of sobriety.Can also deal with relationship counselling.

Cost of Counseling:

  • Residents the price is included.
  • Outpatient’s price is included.
  • Individuals seeking counselling only R500 p/h per session.



4.  Group Therapy:

The Individual meets with other recovering addicts in the program to share experiences and gain support from one another. These groups will also focus on recovery related topics that we use in everyday life such as Conflict resolution, Communication, Boundaries, Relapse prevention, Tools of recovery etc.

5Drug Testing:

Drug and alcohol testing are done on a regular basis and upon management’s request on residents currently staying in the halfway house. A total of 4 tests are included in the cost of both the in and outpatient programs and any further testing will be at the individuals expense, this could be due to suspicion as well as on re-entry into the house after a suspension. The cost per test will be R90 each.

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6.  Facilities:

Yoga: Yoga is available every Thursday morning from 10am till 11:00am from a qualified Yoga instructor as this helps an individual spiritually as well as allow a recovering addict some exercise


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 Gym: Our facility has a well-equipped gym to allow residents to engage in building up not only the mind, soul but the body as well. We believe that active exercise is an important part of the recovery process as this also assists with discipline and focus.

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Fibre: We have fibre through the entire house allowing the residents uncapped access to the internet, streaming videos as well as online speaker shares which is also a part of the residents daily program, we also allow residents use of the wifi to seek employment and have a dedicated computer they could use specifically for that.

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Pool Table: We have a pool table as well as dartboard that residents can engage in social activities to keep them busy and to spend time building and maintaining healthy and meaningful relationships with others in the house.


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Lapa & Pool Area: We have a peaceful area for the residents to socialize as well as do there step work and relax by the pool on weekends, as well as to invite family over for braais in order to start building up that relationship as it is vital to the recovery process in the restoration of family support.

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Bootcamp: We offer residents bootcamp once per week, every Tuesday from 10am till 11am. This is a compulsory part of the daily program and enables a focus on good cardio, abs and strength to promote a healthy lifestyle here at Help Addict.

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TV Room & Lounge: We have a comfy lounge area for residents to wind down at the end of every day, TV is also equipped for wifi, usb and laptop connection to stream online movies, series and programs as well as any recovery related documentaries or material.


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In addition we also have a domestic worker as well as a gardener once per week to assist in keeping and providing the cleanest possible environment for our clients. Basic house chores are required from residents on a daily basis to ensure premises remains clean throughout the week.



1 Ebbehout Street, Olivedale, Johannesburg House Manager (James Donovan) 079-812-4467 Addiction Counselor Adrienne Dodd’s BAPSA Member 2123332


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Trust in Hope Recovery House

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Jaco Vermaak:  061 011 4337

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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 families also need time to heal after the damage we’ve done in our addiction. Whatever your need, it is a daunting experience leaving a primary care facility and re-integrating back into society. It is important now to find a safe, structured environment in which to phase back into the world.

Our Purpose

Trust in Hope Recovery House provides a safe, secure and structured environment for addicts. We provide guidance and stability on an addict’s path to self-actualisation by introducing routines and getting them involved in a program of sustainable recovery.

We aim to provide balance in an addict’s life as they learn to deal with the day-to-day struggles of life. Addiction is a serious disease and can be fatal, so we take an even stricter stance when it comes to the lives of the residence in our care.

Our Mission

We aim to guide addicts through example and through our own experience. We seek to serve in a loving and caring way and to inspire change in the lives of the addicts we encounter. Our promise is to always be firm but fair because every addict deserves a second chance.

Our Program

Addiction is a disease. If our disease is left unmanaged we will come out of remission. At Trust in Hope we firmly believe in a spiritual solution to addiction and the only way that we have found to keep addiction at bay on a permanent basis is a daily program of recovery known as the 12 steps.  

Step Work

This is probably the most important recovery tool. Residents deal with their disease, their past and their guilt and shame in the step work. The steps provide new hope for addicts and also teach tools for living in our modern society without becoming overwhelmed. There are 12 steps in total. Residents are expected to do step work and it gets check by staff on a weekly basis.


A sponsor is an addict that has worked the 12 steps and now gives back by taking addicts in early recovery through the steps. A sponsor acts as a spiritual guide and an anchor in recovery. Every resident must have a sponsor. We can help in finding an appropriate sponsor for each resident.

12 step meetings

Meetings are where addicts from all over Pretoria get together to share their experience, strength and hope with each other. Meetings are about identification. We believe that one addict can best help and understand another addict. Residents are expected to do 90 meetings in 90 days from their admission and thereafter are required to continue doing a minimum of 5 meetings a week.


As addicts we have done nothing but take!!! We have taken opportunities from ourselves, we have taken from our friends and family, we have taken from society. It’s time to give back. Service is simply providing some of your time to helping other addicts find recovery. This can be done in a number of ways but in early recovery, simple service positions are available at meetings to provide a way for addicts to selflessly give back to the fellowship.

Residents are expected to get involved in service.


A lack of structure and routine is an addict’s worse enemy. Our mandatory timetable helps addict’s to set goals and plan their weeks in advance. This is a tool for orientation and accountability. All residents must do a weekly planner and staff will discuss each resident’s planner with them at the weekly house meeting.

What We Offer

In addition to the above mentioned program of recovery we offer:

 The Houses:

Trust in Hope recovery is located in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. We have two houses that have been converted into our recovery centre. Each house provides living accommodation for 12 people, one is a men’s residence and the other is for the ladies. Brand new beds and comfortable linens are provided. Each house has a swimming pool, social and relaxing areas, there is a games room, meeting hall and plenty of secure parking.

We have two domestic workers from Monday to Thursday and four washing machines available to residents. Safety is a key concern, so we provide 24 hours security via electric fencing and outside CCTV. We also have a live-in night and weekend manager.

We provide DSTV, uncapped Wi-Fi and house outings for entertainment and are a dedicated team of passionate recovering addicts.


Our menu has been put together by a qualified nutritionist and is on a three week rotational basis to provide food diversity. Breakfast cereals are provided in the morning, breads and jams are available for lunch and a hot cooked meal is prepared Monday to Thursday on the premises by our staff. Fridays we usually braai or get take out, weekend meals and speciality foods are at the residents on cost. We do cater for people who require Halaal meals.

A Little Guidance

Becoming a part of society again as an addict is not easy. We have let down our employers, hurt family and friends and generally don’t know how to act in most situations. But there is hope! From filling out a CV and managing the gaps in our employment record to healing ties with family and friends, we are here to help. We offer our support through all of life’s difficult situations. Whether it’s a court case or suggesting which career paths are suitable, we have the experience needed to point you in the right direction.


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