Enjoy the Gift of Sobriety This Christmas

Enjoy the Gift of Sobriety This Christmas

Enjoy the Gift of Sobriety This Christmas   What are you planning on giving yourself this Christmas? If you are caught up in addiction, the holiday period is probably going to involve plenty of remorse and broken promises.  What if things could be different this year? What instead of the guilt of believing you ruined[…]

Smoking Cigarettes vs Recovery

Smoking Cigarettes vs Recovery

Smoking Cigarettes vs Recovery Smoking addiction – and giving up in recovery In conjunction with using addictive substances, many alcoholics and addicts also smoked during active addiction. Giving up smoking is no easy feat and within a rehab facility it can add comfort, being able to hold onto smoking. In recovery smoking does pose less[…]

Pain Medication Recovery-Twin Rivers

Oxycodone Addiction and Rehabilitation

Pain Medication Recovery-Twin Rivers Oxycodone (aka Oxycontin) is an effective yet addictive analgesic that is used in the treatment of severe or chronic pain. It is a type of medicine known as an opioid, and this means it is in the same class of drug as heroin and methadone. Oxycodone can be of huge value[…]

Rehab is for Winners

Rehab is for Winners

Rehab is for Winners The most common reason for why people fail to achieve long-term sobriety following treatment for addiction is they have the wrong attitude. It isn’t that these individuals are weaker, or somehow less capable, than those who succeed – it is more about their less effective approach to recovery. In order for[…]

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique

Art Therapy-Treatment Technique Here at Twin Rivers Addiction Rehab we include a weekly art therapy slot as part of our treatment programme. The reason for this is that art therapy as a treatment is a powerful tool in creating psychological, physical and spiritual wellness. The link between creativity and mental health has been well documented.[…]

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[…]

Dysfunctional Toxic Families

Dysfunctional Toxic Families

So how many of us can put our hands up when asked if we grew up in a toxic family? As a survivor of a toxic family situation, I can now joke about putting the fun back into dysfunctional but believe me, the journey from broken to whole took many long torturous years. Crawling naked[…]

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetics

Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Influenced by Genetics?

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetics Are certain people predisposed to addiction? As many people already know by now, addiction can take many forms – drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography – even chocolate is considered a legitimate addiction. When it comes to the more common addictions such as alcohol or drugs, the decision to use these substances[…]