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

    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,...

    How drugs change the way your brain works

    Repeated drug use progresses from dependence and tolerance to addiction, known as substance use disorder. Addiction is a complex brain disorder and a mental illness caused by harmful substances that change how nerve cells send, receive and process information. It's helpful to know how drugs alter your brain structure to understand the mental disorder better....

    What should you know about drug overdose?

    The death rate from drug overdoses is climbing across the globe at an alarming rate. A significant proportion of these deaths are linked to synthetic opioids abuse. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States reported deaths linked to synthetic opioid overdoses (excluding methadone) had quadrupled since 1999. Not all...

    Why did I relapse and should I go back to rehab?

    It’s common for people in addiction recovery to relapse at least once in the first four years after rehab. Depending on the substance, more than two-thirds of people will relapse after completing an inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment programme. Some even relapse multiple times before ridding themselves of their addiction for good. Relapse rates among...

    How to help someone with an addiction

    It's well known that addiction affects everyone, not just the person with the problem. Spouses, partners, children, parents, friends, and colleagues also suffer from the emotional and financial fallout of substance use disorder. If you have someone in your life battling an active addiction, here are a few valuable tips that’ll help you get them...

    Behavioural addiction : types, signs and treatments

    Addictive behaviours don’t get as much attention as alcohol and drug addiction but they can cause just as much damage. Behavioural addiction covers everything from gambling, sex and shopping addiction to Internet, gaming, self-harm and plastic surgery addiction. What is Behavioural addiction? Behaviour addiction refers to non-substance addictions. They include a range of activities that...

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