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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themself.”
Leo Tolstoy

Covid-19 and the economic crash of 2020 created the increased need for affordable, reputable residential treatment for people suffering with addiction and mental health disorders such as depression-anxiety-mood disorders-disordered thinking-extreme emotional episodes-impulse disorders-personality disorders & post-traumatic stress.


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We are totally dedicated to introducing clients to an improved way of thinking that will positively impact behaviour and lead towards a more constructive and meaningful life.

“Twin Rivers has developed programmes that really work in addressing substance abuse and mental health disorders. South Africa might seem to be a long way from home, but in comparison it is a small price to pay!”

Twin Rivers Rehab is a premier, International, licensed treatment centre whose doors are open all year round for clients from all over the world needing professional assistance with trauma that is directly connected to addiction and mental health problems.

Twin Rivers has proudly introduced an opportunity for essential thinking and behavioural changes to clients from Africa-The Middle East-Europe-Asia and the USA.

We have developed 'partnerships' with reputable agencies in London, Sweden and the Middle East who offer clients services such as initial assessments and aftercare post residential treatment at Twin Rivers

We are fully aware that in order for our clients to grow and sustain their recovery there must be a service promoting a continuum of care that recognises and respects client individuality.

Twin Rivers was founded by David and Caroline Briskham in March 2011. David is a UK Accredited Addictions Therapist with the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals UK. With over 23 years of continuous recovery from alcohol, drugs, gambling and codependency, David is living proof of the triumphs of sustainable recovery that Twin Rivers Rehab strives to offer to all who come to Twin Rivers Rehab. David trained initially at Broadway Lodge in Weston-super-Mare UK, the longest operating addictions treatment centre in Europe.

Twin Rivers Rehab has become increasingly recognised Internationally as South Africa’s most effective treatment centre for clients needing professional assistance with addiction disorders - mental health disorders such as depression - dual diagnosis - trauma work & personality disorders.

A combination of affordable rates, an International multi-disciplinary clinical team, diverse and comprehensive weekly programme, warm climate, friendly South African culture and intense focus on client individuality in a beautiful setting cannot be easily found anywhere else in the world!

Twin River Rehab Testimonials

Our Team

David Briskham Clinical and Development Director
Twin Rivers Clinical Director

David is a recovering addict, alcoholic, gambler and co-dependent who trained as a chemical dependency counsellor at Broadway Lodge in the UK, Europe’s oldest rehab continuously operating since 1974. David moved to South Africa in 2001 as he was offered a job at a treatment centre in Plettenberg Bay where he became Head of Treatment. David opened his own addiction and mental health treatment centre, Twin Rivers in 2011 which fast became Internationally recognised for its Premier Dual Diagnosis Management Programme.

FDAP Certificate David Briskham  IC&RC UK Europe Certificate David BriskhamDavid Briskham BAPSA Certificate


Teresa Angless Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Social Worker

Teresa Angless is a therapist in private practice fortunate enough to now be living in Plettenberg Bay. She spent 12 years lecturing at UCT and has many years of experience in clinical practice and supervision. She is a lover of nature and of assisting people in their paths of growth and healing. Teresa assesses all new clients and is Twin Rivers team supervisor.

Teresa Angless Masters of Social Science Degree

Dr Judith Margaret Bentley
Consultant Psychiatrist

Practice No-0706280

Qualifications-MMed (Psych) Cape Town (2010), FC Psych (SA) (2006), MB ChB Cape Town (1993), BSc Med (1990)

Health Conditions of Interest: Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia.

Judy has recently relocated to Plettenberg Bay from Cape Town and has had personal and professional experience of both eating disorders and addiction. Psychiatrists with knowledge and a genuine interest in addictions are quite rare and so Twin Rivers feels extremely fortunate that Judy has agreed to assess our clients which will help us with client treatment planning.

Richard Saunders
Head of Treatment

My name is Richard Saunders. I am an addictions counsellor at Twin Rivers Addiction Recovery Centre. The reason I counsel is because I know what it is like to be enslaved against your will. My desire is to see anybody struggling with addiction and the endless problems that come with it to be set free. To live a life worthy of being alive, not just trying to exist! A life driven by self-will is not living. Seeking the help that you know you need, saying ‘Yes, I am struggling with addiction’, is not a death sentence of guilt, shame and condemnation. It is the beginning of the death of an old life lived in active addiction. Don’t let addiction rob you of the life you should be living. I spent twenty to twenty-five years of my life living in silent shame. It’s not worth it. Get the help you know you need. We are here to help you on that journey. (John 10:10)

Richard Saunders University Degree

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