Rehab To Quit Smoking?

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Residential Treatment For Smoking Cessation Stats say in the US: 70% percent of all nicotine users want to quit.  So I get that most people can’t quit on their own – but residential treatment? That seems extreme. Nicotine addiction is drug addiction. Make no mistake about that. If you are still smoking, you are in active drug addiction. Addiction can be defined as continuing to use a substance (or behavior) despite negative consequences. Ask yourself if that applies to your smoking behaviors. Being an active nicotine addict means a continuous dance between physiological nicotine withdrawal, emotional, mental and physical craving, and replenishing the nicotine in the body, 10 – 30 times a day. OK, maybe so, but what happens in nicotine addiction treatment? Will I be with other addicts? Addiction is addiction is addiction. No matter what addiction a person…

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“Mom, I’m Going To Rehab”

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Should I Tell My Mother I’m Going to Rehab? Considering rehab can be really frightening. No one is thinking about going to rehab because they are filled with clarity, wisdom and decisiveness. Most people getting ready to take this leap of faith are sick, desperate, confused, hurt and angry. Often they direct that anger at the family. It is a good question to ask: should I tell my mother I am going to rehab? Should I tell my biggest critic/supporter that I’m a failure? Tell My Mother I’m Going to Rehab? Yes or No First of all, the fact that you are open to residential treatment for your addiction is great news. It may be hard to see this now, but you are NOT a failure. Your techniques for living did fail, but that is not who you are. Should you…

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Why Am I An Alcoholic?

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Alcoholic – Just like Dad I said I would never become like my Dad, but I was. Growing up in an alcoholic home gave me an opportunity to hone and sharpen my survival-skills-set. It was always a gauntlet navigating the various stages of a drunk-father and a codependent-crazy mother. My two sisters were busy pretending everything was ‘perfect’ and hiding the evidence of our dysfunctional and violent family life. I swore I was going to get out of the madness by working hard, keeping my head down, and being successful unlike my ‘failure of a father’.  I got out as soon as I could and any backward looks were rare. Through my compulsive and obsessive work ethic, financial success was evident. The perfect show house, the head-turning car, the investments, beautiful new wife… ahh yes, I had arrived! The Slow…

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Panama, Central America for Alcohol Treatment

Panama, Central America Treatment for Alcoholism

Panama, Central America to Recover From Alcoholism Addiction in North America right now is deafening.  City morgues and emergency rooms cannot keep up with the rising death toll. The result of the collective pain, sorrow, and suffering for the lost and the loss is a dark oppressive, low-lying cloud. Compounding the tragedy of the heroin/opioid 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 has become just another drug for some people in the industry. With this in mind, consider the state of big rehab in America. The overall mood in alcohol and other drug rehabilitation treatment is at…

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Americans Seeking Rehab Abroad, Combining with Vacation

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Americans Seeking Rehab Abroad, Combining with Vacation What’s the best option for drug rehab that works for me? Many Americans are choosing to leave the United States in order to get the alcohol & drug rehab they need. There are many good reasons to do this, like a better price, higher quality, escaping the influence of temptation, or even just wanting to get away for travel. If you are looking for the drug rehab that you need in order to overcome your addiction, have you considered going abroad for your alcoholism or drug addiction rehab? By leaving America, your dollar can stretch a lot farther, and you can travel to beautiful vacation destinations! Click here to learn more about why Panama is such a good choice for rehab. Why Leave America for Rehab? There are many good reasons to leave…

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International Private Pay Rehab

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What is International Private Pay Rehab? “I’m ready to explore my rehab options. What are they?”   First of all, congratulations. Admitting that you need help is, as everyone knows by now, the first step to healing. Alcoholism is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have a disease. “Yes, I am trying to stop on my own. But then, I’m drunk again.  I’m nervous about AA, it doesn’t make sense. I need an immersion process to recover.”   Basically, you have 3 options to treat your alcoholism with residential rehab. A little bit about each: 1. Government or Church/Temple Funded Rehab This is a great treatment option for people who have scarce resources. Wait times are usually high, accommodations are usually stark, but hopefully clean. For the most part, staff can’t handle the low pay and high…

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Do They Do Drug Tests in Rehab?

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Will They Test my Urine While I am in Drug Rehab? Drug tests in rehab have turned into big business. Will they test you? It depends. A whole lot of drug rehab addiction treatment facilities are making a whole lot of money by urine testing their clients. One family has a $304,318 bill for their teenager’s urine testing during his 9 month stay in treatment. Wow. Most people arriving at most treatment facilities are given a special greeting. This welcome includes a luggage search, perhaps even a body search, and a request for body fluids. I am choosing recovery, why don’t they trust me? Large and institutional  drug and alcohol treatment centers may treat clients more like inmates than guests. This presents a presupposition that the addict will lie, cheat and even steal while in treatment. In these institutions, there…

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Women’s Recovery Retreat

Women's Recovery Retreat

Women’s Recovery Retreat for Alcoholism   “I know that I need help to quit drinking, but…I have a lot of fears!” Here are the top 3 fears. 3 Fears I Have About Residential Alcohol Treatment: 1. The other people in treatment with me – who are they? This one really makes sense. Many rehabs are full with people sent from the justice system – jail or treatment. Or addicts who have already hit the street, coming in for their 6 or 12th treatment stint. You don’t need to have the distraction from your own recovery by your fear of the other clients. Women’s recovery retreats are different,  just like accommodation choices while traveling. For example, there are youth hostels, budget motels, nice hotels, and 5-star resorts. Where do you fit? If you still have options, take them while you can! 2.…

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30 Day Rehab vs Extended Rehab Programs

I Want a 30 Day Rehab Program   This is part of a correspondence with a potential guest wanting a 30 day rehab program. While a 30 day rehab program may be more palatable, it is not nearly as effective as a longer program. Read our actual email response:   Dear __________, Thanks for sending in the Admission Inquiry Form last evening. It seems like Serenity Vista would be an excellent fit for your needs. We offer a full, professional treatment team, holistic therapies, and adventure recreation. Panama offers a plethora of opportunities for fun! You describe being able to stop your drug use for days or weeks at a time, but always end up going back and starting again. Staying stopped, for good, is what we will help you with. Your experience shows that you are able to safely stop…

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