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[…]

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[…]

Whale watching

Compelling Reasons when choosing an addiction rehab in South Africa

Choosing an addiction rehab in South Africa might sound like an adventurous thing to do if you are coming from a different part of the world. Why would you want to come here if you can find the treatment you need at home? Good question. There are some compelling reasons for why you might want[…]

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[…]