White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic programme. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

    Addiction Treatment

    Interventions: do they work?

    Interventions make us think of the proverb, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” An intervention can get your loved one into rehab, but it doesn’t affect the outcome of the treatment itself. Interventions are often a desperate attempt by family members to help a loved one struggling to...

    The link between PTSD and addiction

    People living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at risk of developing substance use disorder - addiction - through attempts to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate debilitating symptoms. Drugs or alcohol are often consumed to numb feelings of fear, anxiety, stress and hopelessness. Physical tolerance to the substances builds dependency and leads to addiction,...

    Getting sober and living sober: what is the difference?

    Getting sober is the physical act of quitting drugs or alcohol, giving your body time to rid itself of harmful substances and restoring the natural balance of your brain structure and function. It’s commonly called “getting clean,” and usually involves medical detox to purge yourself of alcohol or drugs that have wreaked havoc on your...

    Is fentanyl the world’s deadliest drug?

    The simple answer is yes, illicit fentanyl is fast becoming the world's deadliest street drug. The 1970s were dominated by cocaine abuse, the 1990s by heroin abuse, and the 2000s by prescription drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin. It appears we are facing a far-reaching, life-threatening crisis of fentanyl misuse, abuse, and poisoning in this era....

    Is there a cure for addiction

    Addiction is a disease that can be successfully treated with an integrated treatment programme. Whether there is a cure for addiction is a matter of interpretation of the word “cure”. You may live with addiction forever, but there’s always hope you’ll be healed. What does 'cure' mean? The broad definition of ‘cure’ means to “heal,...