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Choosing an Addiction Rehab – Guidelines Post Lockdown

Twin Rivers Rehab – Authentic Psychological Care David Briskham +27(0)828 633 159-Clinical Director Richard Saunders +27(0)722 789 193-Head of Treatment Finding and choosing the right rehabilitation centre can be quite a challenging process for those who carry with them a history of substance abuse. Twin Rivers successes are attributed to ‘keeping it simple’ and not[…]

Fighting To Keep The Disease Of Addiction

Fighting To Keep The Disease Of Addiction

Addiction, the only illness known to man that people fight to keep! Addiction, whether in the form of drugs or alcohol abuse damages careers, relationships, lives and just about everything else that is of value. It is an overwhelming disease that takes control of lives and leads to devastation. It can take a highflying career[…]

Refusing Addiction Treatment Could Be Fatal

Refusing Addiction Treatment Could Be Fatal

Refusing Addiction Treatment Could Be Fatal Even after you have accepted that substance abuse is having a negative impact on your life, you may still feel resistant to the idea of alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres. Maybe you feel your problem isn’t serious enough to warrant this type of help or that you are strong[…]

Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction

Encouraging Loved Ones to Accept Treatment for Addiction Addiction is sometimes referred to as a ‘family disease’ because it isn’t just the person engaging in the substance abuse who is affected. Loved ones suffer directly due to the behaviour of this individual (e.g. neglect and abuse), and also because they have to watch powerlessly as[…]

I Could Stop If I Wanted Too!

Can You Stop Taking Drugs? A basic definition of the word Drugs is a substance or a medicine that has a psychological effect on your body. There are so many out there so where do you start? I chose a few that I thought would be interesting to learn about and find out what it’s[…]

What is an Enabler?

It is in our nature to protect our loved ones but are we harming or helping them? Enabling is a term used to describe the complex relationship with an addict, and it is the enabler who suffers the consequences of the addict’s behaviour. Another term used in the context of a relationship with an addict[…]