Twin Rivers & Psychiatry

Twin Rivers & Psychiatry

  Dual Diagnosis Programme Twin Rivers has been operating since 2011 starting off as an addictions treatment centre and gradually became one of the best Dual Diagnosis (Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Combined) Centres in South Africa! The 12 step programme is absolutely brilliant and when it was developed it was way ahead of its[…]

Lethal Drug Cocktails

Lethal Drug Cocktails

What happens when you combine different drugs? You start with drinking, for example and as the night progresses you feel like you need something more! What happens to your body when you smoke weed and then drink alcohol? This combination reacts very different to individuals. You know that Alcohol is a depressant and marijuana (weed)[…]

Fear in Recovery-Part Two

Fear in Recovery-Part Two

Fear of Sobriety Maybe this is more about ‘Fear of Responsibility’? The recovery path, if being carried out properly revolves around a lot of daily responsibility which not all addicts can embrace, not immediately anyway. If there is some willingness, then responsibility may grow but unfortunately many addicts are lazy and not prepared to put[…]

Cowboy Rehabs Crisis-Part 3

Cowboy Rehabs Crisis Part-3

Long-Term Boot Camps For some strange reason, some parents genuinely believe that their troubled family member needs long-term treatment and that is the ONLY answer. I have had no shortage of enquiries for long term treatment over the years, parents looking for 12-18 months treatment which I do find irritating and rather short-sighted! Unfortunately, many[…]

Cowboy Rehab Crisis-Part 2

Cowboy Rehabs Crisis-Part 2

Rehab Management and Mental Health The scary thing is anyone can open a rehab and few new rehab projects intends to get properly registered. Registration with the Department of Social Development is often avoided because the rehab knows that they will not meet the departments high standards and so operate illegally with poor staffing and[…]

Cowboy Rehab Crisis

Cowboy Rehabs Crisis-Part 1

The Blind Leading the Blind South Africa has a serious problem when it comes to regulating primary care treatment centres, secondary care facilities, halfway houses, and sober living accommodation. The numbers of illegal addiction and mental health related facilities is unfortunately increasing during this pandemic with no shortage of unqualified and inexperienced people, face to[…]

Loneliness & Social Isolation

Loneliness & Social Isolation

Twin Rivers View on Loneliness and Isolation Loneliness is never fun and its unhealthy but there are ways to break out of this level of existence. Twin Rivers appreciates that the pandemic has driven many people to feel lonely and is a realistic and powerful element of the widespread pandemic fatigue that so many people[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab COVID-19 Compliant 2021-2

Twin Rivers & COVID-19-A Year Later

What A Difference a Year Makes! Twin Rivers has learnt so much over the past 11 months and have started to embrace the pandemic in a more accepting and understanding way. Like so many we thought that this potential threat would come and go quickly and allow us to get on with normal day to[…]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Repetitive-Ritualistic Behaviour Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious, chronic, and long-lasting syndrome in which an individual has uncontrollable, repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and habits (compulsions) that he or she feels the strong need to do repeatedly. In fact, obsessive-compulsive disorder is more like an obsessive-compulsive order. Most actions are extremely organised and thought through. Some people[…]