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[…]

Manipulation The Powerful Addict Trait

Manipulation-Powerful Addict Trait

What is Manipulation? Manipulation involves clever, devious and unscrupulous techniques that create a distortion of the truth! Addicts are highly manipulative, black belt second dan! An addict in full addiction flight can quickly and easily convince themselves and others that the moon is square and that all oceans are red. Underpinning all addiction are varying[…]

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[…]

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[…]

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression? The Link between Depression and Addiction It often happens that those of us who develop addiction problems will also have a history of depression symptoms. It may be that even after we quit alcohol or drugs, we still require treatment for this other issue. If this sounds similar to[…]

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Dual Diagnosis Treatment with Bipolar Disorder It is fairly common for those of us with addiction problem to be also dealing with other issues such as bipolar disorder. When we are facing multiple issues like this, we are said to have a ‘dual diagnosis’ or ‘co-occurring disorder’. If this is the situation you or[…]

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

The Uneasy Relationship between Psychiatry and Addiction The relationship between addiction and psychiatry isn’t always an easy one. Even though alcohol or drug dependence is described as a biopsychosocial problem (i.e. it involves psychological, biological, and social factors), and therefore should technically be an ideal fit for psychiatrists, many in the profession feel reluctant to[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Hope for Depression Sufferers It is sadly common for addiction and depression to be found together – one study found that 47 per cent of those diagnosed with depression also engaged in substance abuse (Source: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs June 1996). If you or your loved are dealing a dual diagnosis which involves depression, it[…]

The Beers Are On Me!

The Beers Are On Me!

“Let’s go after work and grab a beer”, “Have a drink after work?”, “Beers on me” seems to all be normal. So, what is beer and why do people drink it? Beer is alcoholic drink typically made from Yeast hops and barley. The alcohol volume is anything from 2 to 12 percent. Yes, that doesn’t[…]