Location and Profile:
Set in the heart of Plettenburg Bay, the beautiful seaside town offers the opportunity for clients to recuperate and benefit from the healthy air. Twin Rivers is within short walking distance of breath-taking beaches along the world-famous Garden Route. The clinic is in a spacious building which offers all of the comforts of home whilst the client is away. The focus is on the client being comfortable in their surroundings so they can focus on their recovery.
What can be treated?
Twin Rivers treats a whole range of addictions including:
- Food addiction and eating disorders
- Internet Addiction
- Prescribed medication
- Steroid abuse
- Sex addiction
Accommodation and Facilities
The house is set up to accommodate individuals living together as a community. This in itself is an important aspect of the treatment programme because it encourages team spirit and consideration of others’ needs.
As well as a swimming pool, the centre also offers many areas for relaxation and reflection including a large covered veranda and 3 garden areas.
Twin Rivers prides itself on the staff’s intimate, personalised approach to addiction recovery. There is a maximum capacity of ten clients at a time, meaning each client is given a great deal of one-to-one support as well as working within a more intimate group setting. In-depth assessments are carried out with each individual to identify their own recovery needs.
The Treatment Team
The founders of the clinic have over 30 years of recovery experience between them. The clinical director (who himself is in recovery for alcohol, drugs, gambling and co-dependency) oversees a highly qualified team which consists of a massage therapist, a clinical psychologist, a consultant psychologist, addictions counsellors, a stress management coach, and a GP.
The Treatment Program
Twin Rivers operates a primarily 12 step based programme. The clinic offers primary, extended primary and secondary care as well as aftercare, however there are no set time limits for each stage; each person is an individual and so will complete the phases at their own pace without pressure from others.
The clinic also focuses heavily on fostering a community spirit in order for the person to learn to respect others and their diversity, this also helps prepare the person for the fellowship experience as the anonymous meetings will create a similar experience when the client returns home.
Why choose Twin Rivers?
A combination of treatments is offered at Twin Rivers, from medical attention through to psychological care, guidance and inspiration. Twin Rivers acknowledges client individuality and all client programmes are customised into a personalised treatment plan suited best to the individual’s needs.