Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year!

Christmas-The Most Emotive Time of The Year! Christmas time is a realistic testing ground for anyone’s recovery regardless of length of time in recovery. Christmas ignites many feelings that can overwhelm a person who is recovering from an addiction disorder, and many of these feelings still automatically invite old ideals and behaviours. For a start,[…]

Manipulation The Powerful Addict Trait

Manipulation-Powerful Addict Trait

What is Manipulation? Manipulation involves clever, devious and unscrupulous techniques that create a distortion of the truth! Addicts are highly manipulative, black belt second dan! An addict in full addiction flight can quickly and easily convince themselves and others that the moon is square and that all oceans are red. Underpinning all addiction are varying[…]

Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders Mental health is a vast arena that far extends outside of the mental health bible, the DSMIV. Stereotypically, mental health is linked directly to psychiatric units and generally the lay person has visions of something out of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” as a typical mental health scenario. Mental health disorders[…]

Trauma and Drug Addiction

Trauma & Drug Addiction

Understanding Trauma Psychologiacal trauma is a form of damage to the mind as a result of a brief or long-term distressing event. What is psychologically traumatic to one person may not necessarily be so traumatic to another. An example of this could be the loss of a pet. Whilst one family member disintegrates and dives[…]

Depression Rehabilitation

Depression Rehabilitation

  Twin Rivers helps depression sufferers Twin Rivers Rehab is regularly dealing with clients suffering with depression or addiction and depression. Twin Rivers appreciates how debilitating depression can be whether the diagnosis is ‘Persistent Depressive Disorder’ or a more sever depression such as Bi-polar. With thorough medical and psychological input, clients can improve the quality[…]

Addiction Mysteries

Addiction Mysteries!

Addiction Mysteries Addiction Related Warning Signs WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not! WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol is a major factor in dancing like an asshole! WARNING: Consumption of drugs and alcohol may cause you to tell the same boring story over and[…]

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse This is an integral and extremely important role which is highly specialised. It can be challenging trying to find the right nurse to work in an addictions treatment centre. Typically, a nurse is trained to work in a medical environment and the daily schedule of work is centered around working as[…]

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique Here at Twin Rivers Addiction Rehab we include a weekly art therapy slot as part of our treatment programme. The reason for this is that art therapy as a treatment is a powerful tool in creating psychological, physical and spiritual wellness. The link between creativity and mental health has been well documented.[…]