Understanding Psychological Trauma

Understanding Psychological Trauma

Understanding Psychological Trauma   At Twin Rivers Rehab the clinical team fully appreciates that working with trauma requires a strong skill set, underpinned by a level of completeness in our own healing. Clients require time and space to explore the past in a non-judgmental environment affording free flowing exploration that is respectful and supportive. ‘Psychological trauma is[…]

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[…]

Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Twin Rivers Alcohol Rehab The team here at Twin Rivers will be doing everything possible to help you to break free of addiction. We provide you with the right environment, the best resources, and plenty of support, but only you can make this transformation happen. The truth is that we can’t guarantee your success, but[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Boderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder Giving up alcohol or drugs can be particularly challenging if you have been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. The fact that you can be dealing with so much mental and emotional pain can make it seem as alcohol or drugs are essential to your well-being. The[…]

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders Chronic anxiety can make life unbearable. The word ‘anxiety’ comes from Latin and it can be translated as meaning ‘unable to breathe’. This unpleasant mental state can be what drives people into addiction in the first place, and the fear of being unable to manage anxiety can prevent[…]