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[…]

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse

Twin Rivers Registered Nurse This is an integral and extremely important role which is highly specialised. It can be challenging trying to find the right nurse to work in an addictions treatment centre. Typically, a nurse is trained to work in a medical environment and the daily schedule of work is centered around working as[…]

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[…]

Addiction and Denial

Addiction and Denial – The Dreaded ‘D’ word

Denial will keep you sick… In the early stages of my recovery journey from addiction, I often find myself reflecting on how I could have been so blind to the glaringly obvious problem that I had. Even in the wake of numerous alcohol and drug fueled incidents that had led to the most dire of[…]

Andrew Sullivan's Higher Power Experience

Higher Power Experience so far

Higher Power Experience I can’t believe in a Higher Power? Can I? – An Ex- Clients View One of my clearest recollections of the first few days in Twin Rivers occurred whilst having breakfast on my very first morning. I was sat with my peer group, taking in my surroundings, when my eye was drawn[…]

Addiction and a romantic relationship

The Addiction Break-Up From a Romantic Relationship!

Addiction and a Romantic Relationship The correlation between addiction and a romantic relationship is very realistic. Addiction becomes an addict’s closest most intimate relationship. Addiction becomes the focus above all, the go to and the comfort zone. That’s when I pondered on the thought that going into a treatment centre like Twin Rivers is for[…]