Last Group at First Step on the 21st of December

Dear Client,
It is that time of year and everyone is getting ready to spend time with loved ones over this Festive Season. Please take note that the last group held at First Step will be on the 21st December 2022
Al groups will commence again on Thursday 5th January 2023.
Even though First Step will be closed, please remember that recovery is a way of life and continue to work on your 5 pillars during this time. Find attached some supporting documents to continue working on your recovery.

The last family group will be held on 15th December 2022 and will commence on 5th January 2023.
In addition, kindly take note of our new tariffs for 2023. (attached) Current rotations started in 2022 will carry to 2023 only new rotations will the new tariff apply.
Yours in recovery,
Natashia Scott

  1. Outpatient Program (4 weeks) Big book included- R16 512.00 for 4 weeks. The outpatient programme is run from Monday to Friday, from 5 pm to 7 pm plus 1individual session per week. The outpatient programme takes place at our facility. One does not need to have completed any previous treatment to be eligible for this programme.
  2. Outpatient program (6 weeks) Bigbook included R24668.00 for 6 weeks, runs from Monday to Friday, from 5 pm to 7 pm plus 1 individual session per week. Takes place at our facility. One does not need to have completed any previous treatment to be eligible for this programme.
  3. OPRP (Outpatient Relapse Prevention Programme) R8156.00 for 2 weeks* of outpatient treatment, from Monday to Friday, from 5 to 7pm, including 2 individual sessions – (MUST HAVE COMPLETED 4/6 WEEK OUTPATIENT TREATMENT WITH HOUGHTON HOUSE TO BE ELIGIBLE)
  1. Aftercare programme- R8536.00 for 4 weeks (with a recommendation of participating for 3 months), this includes 3 groups per week and 1 individual therapy session per week. There is 1 stream of aftercare:
    • Monday 6 pm-7 pm, Wednesday 6 pm-7 pm, Friday 6 pm-7 pm OR
    • Monday 10am- 11am, Wednesday 10am- 11am, Friday 10am- 11am OR
    •Monday 6 pm- 7 pm, Tuesday 6 pm- 7 pm, Thursday 6 pm- 7 pm

    The time of the individual counselling session will be decided upon by the counsellor or patient.
  2. Recovery Maintenance – R3 936.00 held every Monday, Tuesday OR Wednesday from 5:30- 7 pm OR Thursday from 5:00- 6:30 pm for 12 weeks (MUST HAVE COMPLETED 3 MONTHS OF AFTERCARE TO BE ELIGIBLE). Individual sessions are not included. RP is not covered by medical aid.
  3. Individual Sessions are R1099.00 per session and are paid after the appointment.
    Testing: Drug Tests for patients doing any Outpatient rotation or Aftercare rotation are not charged for testing. Drug Tests for patients doing Relapse Prevention, or individual patients not on rotation, are charged to the patient at R8 0 for a single strip test and Breathalyzer. And R250 for a multi-panel per test.


Itemized billing will be done per group and per individual session as attended. (These invoices will add up to the charge of programmes 1-4). Please note our invoices are due on receipt. We have card facilities and welcome EFT payments.

*Please note we charge private rates and your medical cover will determine what you get refunded. Should you wish to claim from medical kindly request a receipt once payment has been made.

Please email:
420 YorkAvenue, Johannesburg, SouthAfrica
Tel: 087 942 0044 / 072 375 2721

* prices are subject to change and relevant to Dec ’22

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