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 Program. 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

    A positive approach to New Year’s Resolutions for recovering addicts

    New Year, new you, right? January is the most common time for people to try to embark on a fresh start. That’s why even before December is over, people’s thoughts turn to what New Year’s Resolutions they’ll set themselves. People do this for a number of reasons. They may have reflected on the past year...

    Why the holiday season can be especially hard for recovering addicts

    The holiday season can be really divisive. For some, it’s ‘the most wonderful time,’ while for others, it can be a real struggle. For those living with addiction or mental health issues, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa can be a time filled with dread and nervous anticipation because of the number of hurdles and triggers...

    6 reasons to head to South Africa for addiction treatment this winter

    So, you’ve made the decision to turn your life around – kudos to you! But now’s the time when taking the right next step is crucial. Your choice of recovery centre is the key to lasting sobriety. If you’re looking for addiction treatment this winter, South Africa has absolutely everything you need. Here are six...

    Mindfulness: How it can help with addiction and mental health

    Spending time contemplating the past, worrying about the future, pondering major life decisions or dealing with problems can be both a mental and an emotional drain for anyone. For most people, though, this is a normal part of their day-to-day life. The stresses and strains of modern living have, in the past decade, led to...

    Why aftercare after rehab is vital

    Addiction is a complicated disease that requires a comprehensive treatment program to help people achieve and maintain lasting sobriety. In theory, all this sounds simple enough - in an ideal world, a person enters rehab for 30, 60, or 90 days and comes out the other end "recovered". If only the addiction recovery process were...

    Is there such a thing as a “harmless addiction”?

    “Addiction” is a word that is both widely used and misused in modern-day society. On the one hand, you might hear someone flippantly describe themselves as a “chocoholic”. Or say that they’re “addicted” to online shopping because they spend a little more than they should on online purchases. On the other, there are those that...

    The complex relationship between addiction and anger

    It should come as no surprise that many people who have problems with addiction also have problems with anger. They are often interlinked, with statistics clearly demonstrating a correlation between substance abuse disorders and violent crime. For example, one study showed that up to three-quarters of those who begin addiction treatment have previously engaged in...

    Understanding radical acceptance and how it aids addiction recovery

    Many of us struggle to accept the traumas from our past or come to terms with challenging life events that trigger sorrow, pain, and heartache. Difficult experiences can be tempting to avoid but much harder to accept or forget. Thus many of us adopt specific coping skills that help to soften the blow or numb...

    Signs and symptoms of a process addiction

    Despite a lack of awareness around process addictions, certain types of behaviours can be just as addictive as substances, such as drugs and alcohol. Process addiction, sometimes referred to as behavioural addiction, is a mental health condition that can severely affect a person's physical, emotional and mental health. What is a process addiction? A process...