Making Addiction & Mental Health a Priority

Making Addiction & Mental Health a Priority

  Fundraising During the Pandemic There is a lot of understandable focus in South Africa at the moment regarding raising funds to assist those who have no money, food and medical supplies Many people who live outside of South Africa are unaware that 56% of South Africans live on or below the poverty line and[…]

Family Disease-Twin Rivers

The Addiction Break-Up!

Addiction Relationship The correlation between addiction and a romantic relationship is very realistic. Addiction becomes an addict’s closest most intimate relationship/friend. Addiction becomes the focus above all, the go-to place and the biggest comfort zone. Going into a treatment centre like Twin Rivers is for many clients like a break-up or a divorce even; they[…]

The Amazing 12-Steps-Part Two

The Amazing 12-Steps-Part Two

Welcome to part two: Twin Rivers fully appreciates that most clients will balk at being given an AA Big Book which is why we are flexible when it comes to introducing the 12 step programme of recovery. We have literature that is not AA affiliated but assists clients in understanding the basic fundamentals, that addiction[…]

Depression Rehabilitation

Depression Rehabilitation

  Twin Rivers helps depression sufferers Twin Rivers Rehab is regularly dealing with clients suffering with depression or addiction and depression. Twin Rivers appreciates how debilitating depression can be whether the diagnosis is ‘Persistent Depressive Disorder’ or a more sever depression such as Bi-polar. With thorough medical and psychological input, clients can improve the quality[…]

Boderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder Giving up alcohol or drugs can be particularly challenging if you have been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. The fact that you can be dealing with so much mental and emotional pain can make it seem as alcohol or drugs are essential to your well-being. The[…]

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[…]

Shopping Addiction Highs and Depressive Lows

The Manic Highs and Depressive Lows of Shopping Addiction

To many, an addiction to shopping sprouts images of some glitzy and glamorous trip to the mall, kitted with your most fashionable shoes, and all the bags that you can carry. Looking fab and feeling glam. Well sadly this is not the reality of a shopping addiction. A shopping addiction may sound all hairy-fairy and[…]

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[…]