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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    There are thousands of well-written articles on the internet about toxic people and how to recognize the traits of a toxic person. However, what tends to go under the radar is why some get subconsciously drawn to a toxic individual. Toxic relationship Toxic relationships often get based on one-way transactions between the toxic person and...

    The link between PTSD and addiction

    People living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at risk of developing substance use disorder - addiction - through attempts to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate debilitating symptoms. Drugs or alcohol are often consumed to numb feelings of fear, anxiety, stress and hopelessness. Physical tolerance to the substances builds dependency and leads to addiction,...

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    Getting sober is the physical act of quitting drugs or alcohol, giving your body time to rid itself of harmful substances and restoring the natural balance of your brain structure and function. It’s commonly called “getting clean,” and usually involves medical detox to purge yourself of alcohol or drugs that have wreaked havoc on your...

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    The simple answer is yes, illicit fentanyl is fast becoming the world's deadliest street drug. The 1970s were dominated by cocaine abuse, the 1990s by heroin abuse, and the 2000s by prescription drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin. It appears we are facing a far-reaching, life-threatening crisis of fentanyl misuse, abuse, and poisoning in this era....

    What are the most popular treatments for treatment-resistant depression

    Unfortunately, many people with depression often find that despite adhering to medications and therapy designed to treat depression, their depression symptoms do not improve.  In this case, an individual may get diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression, which is more common than most people think. Treatment-resistant depression Attending counselling or psychotherapy and taking a course of antidepressants...