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Where is the best place for a 60-year-old woman to go to rehab?

“Help! I'm a 65-year-old grandmother. I cannot go to my local treatment center. I see those characters behind the big fence they have there. Smoking or vaping like fiends. I feel intimidated by the look of some of those men and women.” What are the appropriate alcohol treatment options for retired professional women? Yes, addiction is the great leveler, no doubt about it. Whether it be alcoholism, drug addiction, or other form of addiction. Addiction runs the whole gamut from the...
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My Husband Drinks Too Much – Help!

  I love my husband, but he drinks too much. What do I do? Are you concerned that your husband drinks too much? Maybe when you got married, his drinking still seemed fun – maybe you were even attracted to his seemingly harmless antics. Maybe you even drank with him at first.   The trouble is, if your husband is an alcoholic, the fun never lasts. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal disease. Untreated, it gets worse, never better. If you are...
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Recognition of Serenity Vista’s Exceptional Long Term Success

Marking 10 years of successful operation, Serenity Vista is recognized as providing a unique world-class rehab program to hundreds of international clients seeking to transform their lives in beautiful Panama. SERENITY VISTA PROVIDES A WORLD-CLASS REHAB PROGRAM TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS SEEKING TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES IN BEAUTIFUL PANAMA World's Best Rehab describes the evolution of Serenity Vista to be recognized as the Best Rehab in the Caribbean: Serenity Vista Panama was founded in 2012 by Jane and John Derry, B.Sc. Phm., M.A....
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When Is It Time To Go To Rehab?

'Now' is Always The Best Time If things start to go wrong – you don’t have to go with them The Best Time to go to Rehab is NOW, Before it gets REALLY bad There is a saying in recovery that a smart person can learn from their mistakes, but a wise person can learn from other people’s mistakes. When we are talking about the life threatening disease of addiction, we would all be wise not to make the fatal mistakes. The course of alcohol,...
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Recovery is Addiction Freedom

Recovery is Freedom from Addiction Addiction is about Control - Recovery is about Freedom Let us explore how recovery is addiction freedom. The desire for freedom is one of the most basic human emotions. From the beginning, young children assert themselves as independent choice makers and launch themselves into violent tantrums when their freedoms are denied or stifled. Later, in dramatic displays of sovereignty, teenagers rebel against authority at every turn. Adults are no different. What we want and value most in life...
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Life After Addiction

There is a Great Life Awaiting You After Addiction! The thought of life after addiction can be scary When you’re in the habit of having a glass of liquid courage before your new client meeting or Mother’s Little Helper before the school bus drops the kids off, it’s not easy to let it go. Or perhaps when you and your spouse reunite at the end of the day, sharing a bottle of wine or just a little nightcap drink or three to...
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Why Panama is an Ideal Luxury Rehab Destination

Addiction is a global health crisis that isn’t going away anytime soon. An estimated 240 million people worldwide are dependent on alcohol, and 15 million more use injection drugs. Addiction is prevalent in all age groups, socioeconomic brackets and geographic locations, and it’s a stressful and isolating experience no matter who you are. However, for those in the public eye, addiction presents unique challenges that can be difficult to navigate. For executives, political leaders and even pop stars, an extra...
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Addiction Treatment in Central America & South America

English Speaking Addiction Treatment Rehabilitation for Latin America Where can English-speaking people living in Latin America go for alcohol and/or other drug rehab? For North American and European ex-pats or natural born Central-American citizens who speak English, there is an oasis of hope and healing in the temperate highlands of friendly Panama. So, whether from Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala or Belize, Serenity Vista offers world-class drug rehab for the treatment of alcoholism and other forms...
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One Day at a Time: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow This prose is a nice reminder to live one day at a time: There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we...
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Am I A High Functioning Alcoholic?

The High-Functioning Alcoholic What do I do if I am a high functioning alcoholic? The most common form of substance abuse in North America is alcohol; it affects millions of people all over Canada, the United States, Europe and Latin America. Although it is very common, alcoholism is not always easy to spot. People may not suspect alcoholism if there are still two cars in the garage and an intact high-powered career. It is sometimes much harder for a successful alcoholic...
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