Winter Blues? Sad? Struggling with Addiction?

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Struggling with Addiction this Winter? It’s dark in the morning and dark in the afternoon. The holidays are over and spring is way off in the far too-distant future. It’s cold. This is the season when depression sets in deep. As if compulsive drug use, drug addiction, drinking alcohol and alcoholism aren’t difficult enough, this time of year makes struggling with addiction extra unbearable. Winter blues (or seasonal affective disorder, SAD), pill taking, depression, alcoholic drinking and addiction often go hand in hand. This is also an especially trying time for anyone in recovery to be prone to relapse. Dark and cold days give way to long and icy nights. For anyone recovering or suffering from alcoholism or other addiction, this time of year is fraught with the temptation to try to escape with drugs and alcohol. If this sounds familiar…

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Panama, Central America for Alcohol Treatment

Panama, Central America Treatment for Alcoholism

Recover From Alcoholism or Other Addiction in Boquete, Panama Addiction is epidemic. Across North America, Canada and the United States, and in the UK, Europe, and Central and South America, city morgues and emergency rooms cannot keep up with the rising death toll. This is compounded by the devastating health and socio-economic impact of the covid19 panemdic. The result is a collective pain, sorrow, and suffering for the lost, and the loss is a dark oppressive, low-lying cloud. Compounding the tragedy of alcoholism and other drug addiction, including the heroin/opioid/oxy epidemic, is the explosion of patient brokering and unethical rehabs. Patient brokering loosely is when an addiction recovery drug rehab actually pays a third party large amounts of cash for clients. The combination of huge numbers of available addicts, willing insurance payouts, and hungry rehabs, the financial temptation of corruption…

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New Year’s Resolutions

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The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions If you are reading this that means you made it through the holidays. Congratulations! — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are finally over and you can get back to your normal life. But, oh, those nagging New  Year’s resolutions! If you are like most people though, you don’t exactly want to go back to the same old same old. You want to start off this year by living better, healthier, fuller, so you made a New Year’s resolution or two. At least that’s the way it started out. Now that we are several days into this brand new year, reality has set in and those resolutions are slowly fading away. You should not feel bad about that though. It’s quite normal. In fact, only 8% of Americans say they follow through with their New Year’s…

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Survive New Years Eve

Surviving New Years Eve - Serenity Vista Alcohol & Drug Rehab

How to Survive New Year’s Eve What’s the biggest party of the year? New Year’s Eve! Gatherings may be restricted this year with COVID19 public health measures, but New Years still carries a powerful tradition often associated with drinking which can be triggering, a ‘slippery slope’ for someone in recovery from alcoholism or other addiction. If you are in recovery from alcoholism or other forms of addiction, wanting to stay clean and sober, how do you survive New Years Eve? No Fun for The Addict or Alcoholic While New Year’s Eve is traditionally a celebration of the past year and the coming of the new one, for the active addict or alcoholic or those in recovery it can be a time of great apprehension. It is the worst time to push ourselves to the limit. If you’re in recovery it…

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Spending Christmas In Rehab? Yes!

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It May Be Your Best Idea Yet to Spend Christmas in Rehab! We wish you a Merry Christmas. Bah Humbug! That’s a sentiment expressed by many people at this time of year. The pressures can be unbearable for such a joyous time, even more so for addicts and alcoholics, even if they are sober in recovery. But Why? Old Wounds Cut Deep Let’s forget about the stresses of buying gifts and how much to spend and cooking and baking and finding the time to do it all. Instead, look deeper into the issues of why Christmas is such a difficult time for the active addict or alcoholic, or the clean and sober addict in recovery. Often addiction has its roots in the family. Whether your family is ‘picture perfect’, or there is some past abuse, trauma, or conflict, Christmas means…

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Sober For Christmas?

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The Gift of Sobriety this Christmas! Why the Holiday Season is a Good Time to Choose Rehab Sober for Christmas If an addiction has taken over your life, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. This is a time of year when there are plenty of excuses to party, but there is also the risk of ruining another Christmas for the people we love. A Safe Haven over the Holiday Season Each January there is a surge in the number of people trying to quit alcohol or other drugs. This isn’t just due to the popularity of New Year’s resolutions – it is also because so many of these individuals hit rock bottom over the holiday season. Maybe you will hit your rock bottom…

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How Do I Get My Mom Into Rehab?

Treatment Abroad for Drug Rehab

How Do I Get My Mom Into Rehab? Mom Drinks Too Much Growing up, Mom was always fun to be around. We had lots of people around the house, and she was a great hostess for parties. My friends all liked Mom and the casual atmosphere of our home. Alcohol was almost always the substrate of the fun. There was a lot of booze – but it seemed under control,(controlled drinking) and only on weekends. And vacations. Lots of vacations. I thought all families were like this, and it wasn’t until my early adulthood that I began to see things differently. I Don’t Drink But I Understand Alcoholism I’m lucky; I don’t even really like the taste of alcohol. However, over the years I have learned a whole lot about alcoholism. Watching my family members and some friends and business associates,…

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Thanksgiving, Sobriety & Your Family

Thanksgiving Sobriety

Your Thanksgiving Sobriety & Your Family The US is about to celebrate Thanksgiving. From John & Jane at Serenity Vista, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Another opportunity to be grateful for all we have. It is especially important at this time of grave concerns and loss brought on by COVID19 and unsettled political and societal issues. In spite of such conerns, practicing acceptance reminds us that even now, there is much to be grateful for. The ‘attitude of gratitude’, fostered by ‘being grateful’, changes everything. Sobriety, first, followed by the twelve step promises coming true manifest in various forms of community, family, relationships, activity, and life itself. Yes, even today. For many, especially our American friends where Thanksgiving marks the begining of the holiday season. Added to the underlying concerns of the pandemic or political unrest, Thanksgiving can…

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World Class Private Addiction Treatment

Serenity Vista Private Addiction Treatment for alcohol & drug addiction in Panama

Serenity Vista Featured as World Class Private Addiction Treatment Center The mountainous highland region of Boquete, famous for rainbows, flowers, birds, and coffee, is home of Serenity Vista, World-Class Private Alcohol & Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment Center. The mountainous highland region of Boquete, famous for rainbows, flowers, birds, and coffee, is home of Serenity Vista, World-Class Private Alcohol & Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment Center. For the past 8 years, Serenity Vista has helped numerous people from all over the world to recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction. Boquete, Panama, was carefully chosen as the ideal world setting for Serenity Vista Boquete, Panama, was carefully chosen as the ideal world setting for Serenity Vista. Today, Serenity Vista is supported by an outstanding staff of highly skilled addiction & holistic professionals. They offer a complete life changing program for people…

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