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.

    Addictions

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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 the Internet, gaming, self-harm and plastic surgery addiction. What is Behavioral addiction? Behaviour addiction refers to non-substance habits. They include a range of activities...

    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...

    What is Cognitive Bias and How CBMT Can Help Treat Addictions, Depression and Anxiety?

    Your brain is a complex matter yet it’s also quite a simple organ, in that it’s capable of reducing to ‘bare bones’ how we view and interpret events and relationships. This is known as cognitive bias and it’s our brain’s way of making sense of an information-laden world and reaching decisions with rapid speed. Everyone...

    Top 7 modern-day addictions

    Our modern world is a constantly moving place that stops for nobody. From the ever-growing workday to the internet and everything else we currently have access to at the tips of our fingers, humanity has never seen such an addicted time period before.