The Amazing 12-Steps-Part Two

The Amazing 12-Steps-Part Two

Welcome to part two: Twin Rivers fully appreciates that most clients will balk at being given an AA Big Book which is why we are flexible when it comes to introducing the 12 step programme of recovery. We have literature that is not AA affiliated but assists clients in understanding the basic fundamentals, that addiction[…]

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Treatment Bipolar Disorder is the new term for manic-depression whereby the client experiences both low and manic type mood swings varying in frequency, hence the two different Bipolar catagories 1&2. The staff at Twin Rivers are well aware that Bipolar is often misdiagnosed, especially among addicts! Why is this? Quite simply, most addicts[…]

Dating An Addict -Tread With Caution

Dating An Addict-Tread With Caution!

Dating An Addict -Tread With Caution Twin Rivers & Relationships In Early Recovery The biggest relapse dynamic is getting into a romantic relationship in early recovery. What is early recovery, well, in my opinion the first 2-5 years! It a tough call and that’s why so many fail at the first romantic hurdle, being in[…]

The Amazing 12 Steps

The Amazing 12 steps-Part One

The Amazing 12-steps Twin Rivers assists hundreds of clients each year with our programmes that are all underpinned by the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We appreciate that not all clients are keen on the 12 steps. Some clients believe the 12 steps are too religious but its NOT a religious programme, its a spiritual[…]

The Advantage of Being Treated by a Recovering Addict

The Advantage of Being Treated by a Recovering Addict

Being Treated by a ‘Recovering’ Addict Twin Rivers Rehab Center was established in 2011 and manager/owned by David Briskham. With over 24 years of continuous recovery from alcohol, drugs, gambling and co-dependency, David is living proof of the triumphs of sustainable recovery that Twin Rivers Rehab strives to offer to all who enters their doors.[…]

Twin Rivers-Making The Seemingly Impossible-Possible since 2011

Twin Rivers-Making The Seemingly Impossible-Possible since 2011

Twin Rivers-Making The Seemingly Impossible-Possible since 2011 Being trapped in the grips of active addiction can be likened to being a prisoner in solitary confinement, with a life sentence hanging over your head. Alone, with no hope of ever being released back into the freedom of living. It is without a doubt a dire situation[…]

Drug Abuse Opioid Addiction

Dangers of Opioid Addiction

When Your Dealer Wears a White Coat… Opioid addiction is a very common problem amongst many South African, especially because codeine is so readily available on the market and one does not need a prescription to buy it. Twin Rivers Rehabilitation Centre had helped individuals from all walks of life, from executives to housewives, through[…]

Hidden Dangers of Painkiller Addiction

The Hidden Dangers of Painkiller Addiction

Dangers of Painkiller Addiction Twin Rivers Understands Pill Addiction Twin Rivers Rehab has extensive experience in assisting clients who suffer with pill addiction. Painkillers are the most commonly abused drugs but there are no shortage of people addicted to valium (pax) or dexamphetamine for example. Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 due to[…]

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives-Part 2

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives-Part 2

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives-Part 2 Illegally operated rehabs are just as common in many other countries such as the UK where drug abuse is out of control. Patients who are ill-informed by ‘greedy’ referral agents end up going to the wrong rehabs for help, only to find themselves in a position where they need to[…]

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives-Part 1

Illegal Rehabs Endangering Lives The addiction treatment industry has grown into an unregulated industry with little oversight into daily practices that take place at facilities. As the addiction epidemic has grown in South Africa and the UK, so has the addiction treatment industry. With it has grown dangerous practices that fall under the umbrella of[…]