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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The Invisible Line Between Addiction and Enabling

The Invisible Line

As an Addiction Counsellor, I am often faced with the challenge of helping families find the invisible line between being supportive to addiction and enabling. The difference can be vast not only in how they affect the addicts’ chances of recovery, but also the family’s own well-being and sanity. What is enabling? Why is it[…]

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: Combined Addiction & Mental Health Disorder

Combined Addiction & Mental Health Disorder It’s fair to say that all human beings have their bad days as well as their good ones. We all experience life in all its glory, and with that brings stress and pressures that make things difficult at times. But those bad times do pass and the good times,[…]

Recovery programme tips that work - Bears Will Kill You!

5 tips in Helping Twin Rivers Recovery Programme work for you!

Recovery programme tips that work 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 essential transformation happen. The truth is that we cannot guarantee your[…]

Words of wisdom

Five Rehabilitation Myths

Myth 1 Generally, family members think that rehabs are going to ‘cure’ their loved one and often expect this because of the treatment costs. It all seems unfair that as a family you have had to put up with lots of emotional turbulence and yet have to continue putting out addiction related ‘fires’ while loved[…]

Davids Mother Katie

Dedicated to my Mother Katie who Died 11th May 2015.

On the 6th July 2015 I celebrated 20 years recovery from drugs, alcohol, gambling and codependency. I wrote a dedication to my mother Katie who I am proud to say witnessed and experienced over 19 years of my recovery! I phoned my mother on mother’s day (South Africa) to be told that Katie had been[…]