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

    What It Feels Like to Enter an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

    Alcoholism sometimes referred to as alcohol addiction, is a prevalent disease that affects people from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, and life circumstances. Substance abuse Nobody is exempt when it comes to alcohol addiction or substance abuse. Various factors can put you at risk of an alcohol use disorder, including: Behavioural factorsPsychological factorsGeneticsChildhood or...

    Is there a difference between male and female addiction?

    Most clinical research on substance addiction shows how men and women get addicted to substances differently. Note that the keyword in the above sentence is "differently." Inherently, both sexes struggle with addiction - just in markedly different ways. The stigma surrounding addiction and substance abuse is rife, even in today's culture, where we tend to...

    The dangers of buying drugs online

    Buying medicines online seems to have increased in popularity over the years, with more people buying drugs online than ever before. The question is, is it safe? What are the risk factors for buying drugs online? A global drug survey report conducted in 2018 showed that many people turned to the dark web to buy...

    Getting sober through individualised treatment programs at White River Manor

    White River Manor offers a world-class therapeutic program to help people seeking sobriety from substance abuse such as alcohol or drug addiction. Co-occurring mental health disorders As well as treating substance addiction, we also treat individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders such as depression, burnout and trauma. White River Manor Nestled within White River's sublime, quaint...

    Why dual – diagnosis treatment is critical in addiction recovery

    Unfortunately, many people who struggle with substance addiction are also more likely to have a co-occurring mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or personality disorder. Dual-diagnosis treatment Access to dual-diagnosis treatment is imperative for those struggling with addiction and mental illness. A dual - diagnosis is a term used to describe...

    What are the five major signs of a gambling disorder?

    Gambling disorder, a condition once referred to as compulsive or pathological gambling, is a behavioural addiction (sometimes called a process addiction). What is a gambling disorder? According to the Mayo Clinic, ''gambling disorder is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life. Gambling means that you are willing to...

    What are the main process addictions and how to get treatment

    There is a lot of awareness around the topic of substance addiction, and while this can only be a good thing, information around process addictions rarely get the same acknowledgement despite their severity.  Definition of a process addiction Experts define process addictions as ‘’a compulsion to continually engage in behaviours despite the negative impact on...

    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...