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.

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    4 drugs that are the hardest to quit

    The four hardest drugs to quit change the brain’s chemical structure by messing with the production and absorption of dopamine or endorphins. Addiction to these drugs disrupts regions in the brain that are responsible for reward, motivation, learning, judgement and memory. Changes to your brain can become fixed with regular use of the substance as...

    Is drug addiction a mental illness?

    For many, it’s hard to wrap your mind around the fact that drug addiction is classified as a mental illness. Many non-addicts view it as something that the person has only “himself or herself to blame”. Addicts do indeed blame themselves, their family, their work or their social circumstances. Overcoming shame and guilt is part...

    Drug and alcohol treatment for professionals

    Drug and alcohol addiction does not discriminate based on social status, race, gender or education. Addiction can happen to everyone; even successful lawyers, chefs, doctors, pilots and professional athletes. It has everything to do with genetics and environment factors and little to do with whether you are somehow “better or worse off” than others. Substance...

    How to help someone in addiction recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Many people have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. One group of particular concern is people who are dealing with addiction and working hard at their recovery. Due to imposed lockdowns and social distancing, people in addiction recovery have been forced to transition from face-to-face treatment to online therapy. There’s no reason the pandemic should derail...

    Stress Management: Tips and techniques to manage and reduce stress

    There’s a humorous meme that says, “If stress burned calories, we’d all be supermodels”. So true; we live in a world that leaves so many of us overwhelmed by stress; ranging from politics, crime, pollution and climate change to family dynamics, relationship and work pressure. Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. And it’s not...

    What is cognitive behavioural therapy and why it’s important for your recovery

    In the 40-something years since its introduction, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been studied extensively and proven to be highly effective in treating a wide range of disorders; ranging from alcohol and drug addiction disorder to psychiatric disorders, psychological problems and medical issues with a psychiatric component. When patients change their underlying beliefs about themselves,...

    Interview with Vusi Thembekwayo

    In this candid and illuminating interview, our New Business Development Manager, George Georgas, chats to venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and business speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo. We hear about Vusi’s own experience of burnout, the importance of wellness, and learn how to spot the warning signs. Let’s Talk Wellness    https://youtu.be/A0145LhRb0g “Don’t wait for Rome to burn down,” says...

    Affluence Magazine Interview with George Georgas and Vusi Thembekwayo

    We are very excited to bring you this exclusive and enlightening interview by Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Affluence magazine, Ronald Nair, with guests George Georgas, our New Business Development Manager, and venture capitalist, entrepreneur, business speaker, and author of Thrive in Disruption, Vusi Thembekwayo.  The subject is burnout: what it is, how to spot it,...

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