Pandemic Panic Emerging

Pandemic Panic Emerging-PPE

The Worst Is Yet to Come! The ripple effect of the COVID-19 global pandemic on addiction and mental health will be enormous. If things are not already bad enough there are more psychological hurdles coming our way: Many governments are withdrawing their financial support programmes for businesses and individuals over the next few months which[…]

Corona Virus-Twin Rivers Rehab 2020-2

Impact of Coronavirus COVID-19

Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak-South Africa Impact of COVID-19 My name is Piwe Kobo, I am a Social Worker at Twin Rivers Rehab. My experience at Twin Rivers has been an amazing journey in rendering support to our clients who come from all different parts of the world and with a  vast spectrum of social and[…]

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[…]

Twin Rivers & Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

Twin Rivers and Mental Health Mental Health can be somewhat of a minefield as there is so much not known about the mind and what is known is not always applied well, such as misdiagnosis! Yes, there are happier stories whereby mental health sufferers have improved their lives via therapy and/or medication but generally mental[…]

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[…]

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction

Understanding the Link between Depression and Addiction It is estimated that at least one-third of people dealing with addiction problems also suffer from depression. These two disorders are closely linked, and this is why an increasing number of drug rehab centres offer depression treatment as part of their daily programme. By dealing with both of[…]