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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    Signs and Symptoms of a Process Addiction

    Despite a lack of awareness around process addictions, certain types of behaviours can be just as addictive as substances, such as drugs and alcohol. Process addiction, sometimes referred to as behavioural addiction, is a mental health condition that can severely affect a person's physical, emotional and mental health. What is a process addiction? A process...

    What It Feels Like to Enter an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

    Alcoholism sometimes referred to as alcohol addiction, is a prevalent disease that affects people from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, and life circumstances. Substance abuse Nobody is exempt when it comes to alcohol addiction or substance abuse. Various factors can put you at risk of an alcohol use disorder, including: Behavioural factorsPsychological factorsGeneticsChildhood or...

    Getting sober through individualised treatment programs at White River Manor

    White River Manor offers a world-class therapeutic program to help people seeking sobriety from substance abuse such as alcohol or drug addiction. Co-occurring mental health disorders As well as treating substance addiction, we also treat individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders such as depression, burnout and trauma. White River Manor Nestled within White River's sublime, quaint...

    Is there a link between psychosis and cannabis use

    Cannabis use, especially over a prolonged period, can affect an individual in a number of ways. When they first start taking marijuana (also known as weed, pot or dope), they experience a ‘high’, with sensations ranging from joy and a significant improvement in the mood to profound feelings of relaxation. However, like any substance, cannabis...

    Adolescents and addiction: how drugs affect young brains

    Adolescence is a critical time for brain development, and drug misuse and abuse can have a devastating impact on teenagers' lives if it is allowed to continue in this vulnerable growth phase. If you are worried about your teenager's use of drugs, it is essential to intervene sooner rather than later before permanent brain changes occur...

    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,...

    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...

    Is fentanyl the world’s deadliest drug?

    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....