Addiction Resource Guide

Stepping Stones Addiction Centre

Psychiatric Hospital with Chemical Dependency Patients Housed Separately

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Dedicated addiction centre based on the 12 Step program, includes individual and group therapy as well as specialist groups."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Abstinence oriented focusing on spiritual, psychological and physical aspects, emphazing need for change and personal responsibility for recovery."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Focus on both illnesses as primary and medicate where indicated. Full multi-disciplinary team."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Fully endorses 12 Step involvement."

Position on Confrontation:

"Used where appropriate, avoids shaming patient."

Additional Characteristics:

"Detoxification, family sessions, family counselor, environment of sea and mountains, research."


    Number of Beds: 30
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits 102
    Total Adult Admits 239
    Average Length of Stay 22 days
    Percent of Women 40%
    Percent under 25 38%
    Percent with College Education 40%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance N/A
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Family

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Acute Care
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Workaholism


    Self-pay Cost: $650 per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Government of Western Cape
    Type of License: Psychiatric & Treatment (2)
    Accredited by: Council for Health Service Accreditation of SA

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: 27-21-7834230
    General Information: 27-21-7834230
    Address: Main Rd.(POB 48156), Kommetjie, 7976
    Cape Town, South Africa