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

    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...

    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...

    Laced drugs: Why should you be worried?

    Lacing drugs is nothing new but what dealers are cutting drugs with now is very scary. They’re using more potent substances in the adulteration process that puts lives at extreme risk for the sole purpose of making more money and increasing the potency of drugs. People addicted to drugs commonly laced can get very sick from...

    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...