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The 12-step program: How does it work and is it still relevant?


Recovery is a long journey of self-discovery and you walk it by taking one step at a time. One approach is to follow the 12-step programme that has strong spiritual roots and offers guiding principles to uncover deep-seated behavioural issues that drive addiction.

There is much debate whether the world-acclaimed 12-steps programme is still relevant considering how neuroscience and addiction therapy have evolved in the 80 years since the programme was first introduced. It’s relevancy is constantly questioned, but at the end of the day if the programme resonates with you and you’ll benefit from it; then there’s no harm in including it in a holistic therapy plan.

Although the 12-step programme is not central to White River Manor’s therapy philosophy, it can always be incorporated into your individual therapy plan.

 

What is the 12-step recovery program?

Since it was introduced in 1935, the renowned 12-step programme has dominated the primary approach to treating addiction. In fact, more than two-thirds of addiction treatment centres solely focus on the 12-step programme and they advocate recovering addicts attend AA-type meetings after they complete a stay at a rehabilitation centre.

The purpose of the 12-step model is to aid recovery from compulsive, out-of-control behaviours that are ultimately linked to substance abuse. It’s one of the tools often used to understand what the root cause is of a person’s addiction; where participants attend self-help group meetings which serve as a safe place to admit past mistakes, surrender to a higher power and learn to stay sober.

These AA-type meetings are readily available, easily accessible and most often free to join. Men and women from all walks of life attend who share experiences and gain strength and hope from one another.

 

Who started the 12-step program?

Alcohol Anonymous pioneered the 12-step programme which was established in the 1930s by Bill Wilson and Dr Robert Holbrook Smith, known to AA members as “Bill W” and “Dr Bob”. Together, they wrote about the positive effects people with alcoholism experienced when they shared their stories with one another and wrote down their own ideas for tackling addiction (to alcohol initially) in what came to be known as the Big Book.

Wilson and Smith’s guide to shared recovery was deeply rooted in the Christian faith and still is today, although non-religious people tend to swop a higher “God” with a higher “spiritual being”.

In addition to the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) franchise, many other similar programmes sprung up as an offshoot of the original 12-step programme. This included Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Heroin Anonymous (HA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

For a long time, the 12-step programme dominated the world’s approach to treating substance abuse. However, over time, other therapy programmes have replaced the tradition 12-step programme and it’s no longer the preferred method for recovery.

This is largely because many people struggle with the strong religious element of the programme, where the basic premise is healing cannot come about unless you surrender to a higher power. This doesn’t sit comfortably in a multi-denominational and multi-cultural world, particularly as the 12-step programme has a strong Christian foundation.

 

How does the 12-step program work?

The 12-step programme offers a set of guiding principles to help you on your journey to sobriety. More importantly, it provides continuity in the form of self-help group meetings once a person has left an addiction treatment centre and returned to daily life.

The programme gives recovering addicts a simple process they can follow which allows them to understand and manage their addiction, find a supportive and non-judgemental group outside of the rehab centre and mend broken relationships and/or end destructive relationships with enablers.

The focus of the 12-step programme is to enable cognitive restricting around substance abuse and similar behaviour. This entails understanding the root cause on the addiction and changing behavioural patterns.

 

How do 12-step meetings work?

The 12-step meeting is well-known. We’ve seen it in movies and television series where a group gathers and someone stands up and says, “Hello, I’m Mary and I am an alcoholic.”

One member of the group leads the meeting; it opens with a prayer or meditation and people introduce themselves and at the same time, acknowledge their substance abuse.

The rest of the meeting is spent either listening to an outside speaker or going over addiction literature, working through the 12 guiding principles and speaking out about experiences and challenges. You can choose to share or keep quiet and listen. It’s entirely up to you.

The meeting ends off in prayer or another meditation.

 

What are the 12 steps of the 12-step program?

The 12-step approach to recovery from addiction follows a set of guidelines that act as steps in your journey of recovery. The idea is to visit these steps as often and whenever necessary.

The 12-steps in the 12-step program are:

1st principle: Surrender

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.

2nd principle: Hope

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3rd principle: Commitment

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4th principle: Honesty

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5th principle: Truth

Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6th principle: Willingness

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7th principle: Humility

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8th principle: Reflection

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9th principle: Amendment

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10th principle: Vigilance

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11th principle: Atonement

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12th principle: Service

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics (addicts) and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

Does the 12-step recovery program work?

As they say; “it works if it works for you”. Basically, the 12-step programme works if you are motivated to recover and maintain sobriety. It doesn’t work if you don’t buy into it, aren’t committed to getting “clean” or are forced into it by, for example, a court mandate or family intervention.

The 12-step programme is not for everyone and if it’s the only approach offered by a rehabilitation centre, that would be limiting. Included in a holistic approach to addiction treatment, the 12-step programme has real value if it resonates with you.

Non-religious addicts or addicts who practise a different religion are as likely to benefit from the programme; particularly, as part of an after-care programme where the 12-step programme can help to reinforce what they’ve discovered about themselves in rehab. Like them or hate them, AA-type meetings have been around for decades and have been life-saving for countless people.

 

Is the 12-step program still relevant?

One would think that after so many years, the 12-step programme or modified versions of it would have evolved. It hasn’t; in fact, the 12-steps haven’t been touched since 1939… in other words, since the beginning of World War II.

In that time, 80 years to be exact; there have been incredible advances in the field of neuroscience, genetics and psychotherapy. This has led to the development of highly effective treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindful Meditation (MM) and Contingency Management.

These therapy approaches have added to the arsenal that therapists have on hand to understand and treat the underlying causes of addiction. Used in isolation, the 12-step programme is limited when you consider how much more can be done to help a person seeking treatment for addiction.

In short, many addiction specialists view the 12-step programme as being antiquated and no longer relevant. And there’s much debate in general over its credibility and just how successful it is. At the end of the day, it comes down to the person in recovery and how committed he or she is to the 12-step programme. If it doesn’t work, that may have more to do with the person than the programme.

 

Why the 12-step program should not replace modern therapy approaches

The AA-type meetings that form a big part of the 12-step programme are inclusive and provide comfort and support in a non-judgemental environment. However, critics of the spiritual-based model say that confession and prayer are not enough if addiction is to be treated as a medical condition. In many cases, substance abuse is linked to a mental disorder and simply handing something that serious over to a “higher power” can do more harm than good.

When dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, we’ve come to understand how complex the condition can be. Any recovering addict knows that the recovery process is like peeling an onion layer by layer. Just when you think you’ve uncovered a deep emotional issue, something deeper surfaces; and the next layer begins to peel off and so the process continues.

The modern approach to treating addiction involves a multi-disciplinary specialist team that designs a treatment plan for you that meets your individual needs, and always with your buy in. This may include the 12-step programme if the guiding principles resonate with you. An integrated, holistic approach that considers the whole being – mind, body and soul – is proving to be the most effective approach to treating addiction.

 

NEED HELP WITH ADDICTION?

White River Manor has had years of experience in dealing with alcohol and drug addiction and works closely with a dynamic team of specialists, therapists, highly experienced counsellors, medical practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists to create a holistic nurturing environment for clients.

If you need expert advice and assistance, then White River Manor is the right place to go to make those changes in your life. You don’t need to struggle on your own.

Is entrepreneur burnout a real thing?


Entrepreneur burnout syndrome is real and in severe cases, can be life-threatening. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises burnout as an official medical diagnosis in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

The official description says, “Burnout is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” WHO stresses that the phenomena relates specifically to work-induced burnout and not “burnout” brought on by stress in other areas of your life (marriage, kids, personal conflict etc.).

 

What is burnout in general?

There are three common characteristics of work-related burnout:

  1. Feelings of low energy and exhaustion
  2. Increased mental distance from one’s job; or feelings of negativity or cynicism related to one’s job
  3. Reduced professional capacity

People at risk of suffering from burnout tend to be extremely passionate about their work and conscientious to the extreme; they tend to operate in high uncertainty, have a poor work-life balance, are socially isolated and have limited safety nets that provide them with the support they need.

How burnout affects a person’s mental and physical well-being ranges from minor illnesses and mild depression to mental breakdowns, heart disease and sometimes death. It’s a condition that needs to be taken seriously as it can have a devastating impact on a person’s life and his or her loved ones.

 

What is the difference between entrepreneur and executive burnout?

There’s a big difference between entrepreneur burnout and executive burnout but often entrepreneurs – and ‘solo-preneurs’ as they’re called – are overlooked as typical candidates for burnout syndrome. It creeps up on them but is all too quickly ‘fobbed off’ or purposely ignored because entrepreneurs are self-sustaining and usually don’t have the same physical, emotional and financial support as someone would have in a corporate environment.

Let’s not diminish executive burnout as a medical condition… it’s as real and as harsh for them as it is for entrepreneurs. The difference is executives working for larger businesses and big corporations have – or should have – more flexibility to deal with burnout.

There’ll be someone available to step in and run a department while the person’s away seeking treatment for burnout, the expense will be covered by the corporate medical aid and at the end of the month, they’ll still get their salary.

As an entrepreneur, you dreamt of starting your own business and being your own boss, or maybe you set up an entrepreneur venture out of necessity (been retrenched). But, now that you have that freedom and you’re not reporting to a boss; everything falls on your shoulders. When you’re your own boss; the buck stops with you and – if you don’t have a good support system and financial liquidity – decision-making and problem-solving can eventually overwhelm and crush you.

The bad news is an entrepreneur is at a higher risk of burnout than almost any other group and worse news is he or she typically doesn’t have the luxury of taking a ‘burnout break’. The switch is always on, the foot is always on the pedal… and as your business grows, the stakes and stress get higher.

The good news is there are steps you can take to alleviate or eliminate entrepreneur burnout.

 

What are the symptoms of entrepreneur burnout?

Start with the obvious:

  • are you exhausted all the time?
  • do you feel more anxious about your business than you used to?
  • do you feel overwhelmed and indecisive?
  • are you struggling to focus?
  • are you eating badly and getting little or no exercise?
  • do you suffer from restless sleep or insomnia?
  • are you quick to anger and lash out at people?

If you answered YES to most of those questions, there’s a good chance you are experiencing typical symptoms of physical burnout.

Now for the less obvious: (answer honestly)

  • is your passion for your business obsessive and misdirected?
  • are your expectations of success unrealistic and unattainable?
  • are you determined to ‘power through’ because you don’t want to fail
  • are you bored and uninspired with your business?
  • do you have trouble delegating or asking for help?
  • are you terrified of failure
  • do you feel frustrated, stuck or uninspired while at work?
  • have you lost interest in your business… is the passion gone?
  • do you feel frustrated and stuck with the business you created
  • do you regret starting up your entrepreneur venture?

If you answered YES to most of those questions, there’s a good chance you are experiencing typical symptoms of emotional burnout.

Unrealistic expectations, misguided passion, guilt, boredom and control issues are some of the main culprits that drive entrepreneurs deeper into depression and eventually burnout. Emotional burnout manifests as physical burnout and that’s when you need to seek help.

 

How to deal with entrepreneur burnout

The most important thing is to recognise you’re suffering from entrepreneur burnout and acknowledge that you need help and support to deal with it. You need to commit to making a change and then actually make the changes needed to get you back into a better physical and emotional place.

Focus on what you can control and call for help and support for things that are out of your control. This is where networking is so important; connect with other entrepreneurs or old work friends that can give you sound advice and direction and maybe even some practical help.

Lastly, re-ignite your passion for your business. Remember why you started your own business and re-visit the goals you set yourself. You may need to adjust them or even scrap them if you realise a few years down the line that they were unrealistic.

 

Richard Branson’s tips for dealing with burnout

Even the great Sir Richard Branson admits to having suffering from burnout syndrome. He may be flying high now but he obviously had to power through many dark and daunting days to get there.

Interviewed for his own online Virgin publication, Branson shared what he does to try to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Find a routine that works for you with regards to eating, sleeping, exercise… repeat

We all know a work-life balance is important but that only applies to high-powered corporate executives. Right? Wrong!

Branson says, “You can never be certain what tomorrow will throw at you and an entrepreneur needs to be flexible and have the ability to adapt. However, when a challenge presents itself and disrupts your plans, it’s important to have a strict routine that keeps you on track and focused with regards to your personal health and well-being.”

Ditch the guilt

If being an entrepreneur was so easy, everybody would be one. It’s tough and the stress is relentless so do yourself a favour and take time off to relax and catch your breath.

Branson says, “Ditch the guilt you might feel about being away from work or not available”. Personally, I find it’s not a good idea to dive straight into work when you wake up, so I dedicate my mornings to exercise and family time. It helps me clear my mind and energises me for the day ahead.

Have fun

Why did you start your own business in the first place? So you wouldn’t be shackled to your desk and on 24/7 watch by a boss! So why then are you too busy to take a break and have some fun?

Branson says, “Having fun is often underrated but you are far more likely to succeed if you are enjoying yourself. If an opportunity doesn’t excite me and it’s not something through which I can make a difference in the world while having a lot of creative fun with it; then I’d rather pass on it and move along to something else that does interest me.”

 

 

NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR ENTREPRENEUR BURNOUT?

If you suspect you’re suffering from entrepreneur burnout, you need to seek professional help as the problem only gets worse if left untreated. White River Manor provides a safe and tranquil environment in beautiful natural surrounds that’s the perfect place to retreat to for a break from the stresses of your business.

White River Manor offers a multi-disciplinary treatment programme assisted by a professional team with years of experience in the field of executive burnout, depression and alcohol and drug addiction. Together, we can get to the bottom of whether you’re dealing with simple entrepreneur burnout or something  more serious like clinical depression.

 

Zimbabwe luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Zimbabwe

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Zimbabwe, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Zimbabwe. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Zimbabwe citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Zambia luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Zambia

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Zambia, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Zambia. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Zambia citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Uganda luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Uganda

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Uganda, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Uganda. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Uganda citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Tunisia luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Tunisia

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Tunisia, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Tunisia. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Tunisia citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Togo luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Togo

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Togo, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Togo. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Togo citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Tanzania luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Tanzania

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Tanzania, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Tanzania. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Tanzania citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

Sudan luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for Sudan

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in Sudan, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in Sudan. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why Sudan citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.

 

South Sudan luxury rehab


The go to luxury executive rehab facility for South Sudan

Nestled in an ancient garden on the outskirts of the town of White River, the gateway to the Kruger National Park, White River Manor offers a comprehensive treatment programme tailored to meet the individual needs of clients seeking peace and quiet in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Regarded as one of the best addiction treatment centres in South Sudan, it offers five-star accommodation and world-class treatment in a tranquil setting with the aim of offering clients a life-changing experience.

White River Manor was founded by Jerry Hartless, Giles Fourie and Jeanine Fourie, who bought the 14-hectare property to create a facility that offered better care than Hartless had experienced in the United States. When it opened in 2015, the result was a top-class centre that offers luxury accommodation and faultless service at a fraction of the cost of international rehab facilities.

At its helm are the Fouries, who have more than 25 years’ experience between them working at a long-stay addiction treatment centre in South Sudan. The centre also has a dynamic team of professionals consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapy specialists, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapists, music and art therapists, addiction and behavioural specialist as well as a pastor and spiritual counsellor.

Individual and group therapy sessions use an advanced addiction treatment approach along with holistic therapeutic activities to restore balance and help clients make a smooth transition to a new life; the whole team at White River Manor works together on a client’s recovery plan, with a highly personalised approach to individual and group therapy.

Why South Sudan citizens choose this rehab centre although not in their own native country

Fitness and exercise are seen as essential components of the recovery process and clients are encouraged to participate in activities designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Those at the centre have the freedom and flexibility to stay connected to both their businesses and loved ones; mobile phones and laptops are allowed and there is a business hub on the property with free wi-fi and a video conferencing facility.

Advocates of destination rehab say that, along with being a more affordable option, it offers an opportunity to put some distance between the person and their business or home situation and embrace new places, new cultures and new experiences.

At White River Manor there is an emphasis on adventurous activities which can have a powerful impact on a client’s recovery by building a renewed sense of self-worth. Experiences include a full-day safari tour of the Kruger National Park and a morning spent interacting with the gentle giants at Elephant Whispers, or hiking or mountain biking through scenic mountain and forest areas, ziplining across the expansive Graskop Gorge, canoeing on the wild Sabie River or quietly contemplating life while fishing on the stunning Komati River.

The minimum stay at White River Manor is 28 days but clients may stay for as long as they need for their recovery journey. All-inclusive pricing starts at $USD7950 for 28 days ($USD283 per day).

Visit their website for more information or, for a more affordable option at sister facility the White River Recovery Centre, click here.