Covid-19 Mental Health

Covid-19 and Mental Health

Covid-19 Anxiety and Mental Health As we all became aware in January of this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 – a new coronavirus – a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In March Covid-19 was characterised as a global pandemic. A time of crisis, generating stress throughout every country around the world.[…]

Corona Virus– Effects on Addiction

Corona Virus– Effects on Addiction

Corona Virus– effects on addiction Across the world, people from all nations are contending with Covid-19. Populations with substance abuse disorder may be hit harder than others. Covid-19 attacks the lungs, posing a serious threat to those who smoke tobacco, marijuana or vape. Those addicted to opioids and methamphetamine also become more vulnerable due to[…]

Addiction a family disease

Addiction A Family Disease

Addiction and the family No family or individual is immune to the harrowing effects of addiction. Just as with any other chronic disease, alcohol and drug addiction afflicts people regardless of educational background, age, ethnicity, income level, religion or sexuality. Any person can become an addict and anyone can be affected by that person’s addiction.[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab-Dual Diagnosis

Twin Rivers Rehab-Dual Diagnosis

Twin Rivers Rehab-Dual Diagnosis Often times when an addict or an alcoholic enters a treatment facility they also struggle with an underlying mental disorder. This is known as dual diagnosis disorder, also known as a co-occurring disorder. A person may be suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. It is[…]


Codependency-The Facts!

Codependency-The Facts! Codependency is an ‘illness’ in its own right which is why education about codependency is part of Twin Rivers programme, especially as codependency is probably the biggest relapse dynamic! Codependency was originally a description of the spouse or partner of an alcoholic. Why would someone remain in a challenging and toxic environment, what[…]

Family Illness-Twin Rivers

Addiction-A Family Illness

Why is addiction referred to as a family illness? Once there is any kind of an addiction in a family, slowly but surely everyone’s role begins to change! It is IMPOSSIBLE for a family to function on a ‘normal’ level when addiction rears its ugly head. Addicts are naturally manipulative, secretive, unpredictable and passive-aggressive often[…]

Family Disease-Twin Rivers

The Addiction Break-Up!

Addiction Relationship The correlation between addiction and a romantic relationship is very realistic. Addiction becomes an addict’s closest most intimate relationship/friend. Addiction becomes the focus above all, the go-to place and the biggest comfort zone. Going into a treatment centre like Twin Rivers is for many clients like a break-up or a divorce even; they[…]

What Is Addiction Counselling

What is Addiction Counselling?

Addiction Counselling at Twin Rivers Rehab Addiction counselling is often where one addict helps another – one who has overcome addiction and knows the perils of getting clean and sober. Twin Rehab Rehabilitation Centre was started and is run by David Briskham, a recovering addict of over 24 years, in gratitude and inspiration for others[…]