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 help you sleep is an important ritual. Or maybe you and your friends have a longstanding tradition of going to the same bar every Friday night – how can you give that up? You can’t imagine life after addiction. Drinking alcohol is part of your culture and social life. Could there really be any kind of life after…

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My Daughter is Addicted to Drugs

Hope for Your Daughter My daughter is in her 30’s and has a drug addiction. She has been to rehab many times. She is addicted to drugs. Been in jail at least twice. My ex allows her to live with her for the last several years, supporting her etc….my daughter can be so sweet, but she continues to use drugs. Dear Friend, Thanks for reaching out for help. Dealing with someone you love in active addiction is indeed heart-wrenching. Not feeling safe to talk about her addiction to alcohol or other drugs can often compound this grief. It is important for you to have someone who will listen to you without passing judgment, or giving advice you don’t ask for. Based on what is known about being addicted to drugs, the reason your daughter is an addict, is because she is…

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Tropical Rehab: Ten Things That Will Surprise You

When is the best time to go to rehab? Rehab now. Serenity Vista rehab in tropical paradise

Tropical Rehab Top Ten “Rehab.” We know, you’ve heard it all before. But before you decide once and for all that alcohol & drug rehab is not for you, consider these ten surprising facts about treating addiction at tropical rehab in a vacation paradise: 1. It’s fun While it is true that rehab is hard work, contrary to common belief it’s also a lot of fun, especially at Serenity Vista tropical rehab. Find out more about our fun and amazing activities here! 2. It’s friendly  No mean nurses or grumpy doctors here. Only dedicated, compassionate, and extremely friendly staff ready to make you feel at home at tropical rehab and get started helping you recover from addiction. 3. It’s relaxing Addiction and stress go hand in hand, which is why a major healing component at Serenity Vista Tropical Rehab is relaxation-centric…

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How Do I Stop Drinking and Stop Taking Drugs in Alberta?


I’m from Alberta and Want Help to Stop Drinking and Taking Drugs Living in boom towns like many of those in Alberta such as Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grand Prairie, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, and Lloydminster offers many challenges for people who want to get sober. Many single people go to live and work in communities for the high wages offered by the oil and gas companies. Therefore, these single, often young people quickly find themselves in a trap. People can suddenly find themselves making a lot of money, without any real financial responsibilities. And away from familar surroundings, activities and family. Perhaps this sound familar. For illustrative purposes, this post focuses on the particular setting of Alberta towns. However, the dynamic that is described is the same everywhere across North America. The types of jobs, cultural nuances, and settings may…

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Recovery is Addiction Freedom

Free From Addiction - A New View

Recovery is Addiction Freedom 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 is pure and simple freedom. Rightfully so, we worship it as our god-given right. And like children, we too erupt in protest when our free will is threatened. No matter the age, we want control of our lives and we have little tolerance if someone or something encroaches on them. This is why addiction is torturous – for…

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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 epidemic. City morgues and emergency rooms cannot keep up with the rising death toll. 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 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 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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I Think My Sister is Drinking Too Much

My Sister Is Drunk All The Time My sister is drinking too much. She tries to hide her drinking, but it is becoming embarrassingly obvious. If you think your sister is drinking too much and you are concerned about her alcohol or other drug use, you are not alone. Across the world, across cultures, across socio/economic statuses, sexual orientation, age and gender, and across families, alcoholism is a rampant disease.  Reading statistics about rates of alcoholism is one thing, maybe an intellectual enterprise, but when your beloved sister passes out one more time at the family gathering, it is a heart wrenching reality. My Sister is Drinking Too Much. How Do I Help? When I try talk to my sister about her drinking, she gets really pissed off. It is impossible to have a discussion with her about it. She will derail the…

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What is Holistic Alcohol Treatment?

Healing the Whole Person

Holistic Alcohol Treatment is Healing Body, Mind & Spirit From Addiction Holistic alcohol treatment facility can be a loose term. A less professional ‘holistic rehab treatment’ may offer lots of yoga, meditation, and detox drinks. This might be a great option for someone who is not an addict. But alcoholism is chronic, progressive and fatal. This is the nature of alcoholism. Addiction treatment demands much more than spa treatments. A non-holistic treatment center focuses mainly on just one faction of the addiction. Some common focus may be on medication or psychiatry. Fitness perhaps is on the main menu. Just going to 12 Step meetings and reading The Big Book isn’t a rehab. Perhaps the concentration is put on a particular form of Christianity or Buddhism.Maybe aversion therapy or just a plain old lock up.  There is no integration of the…

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I Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol. Help!

If You Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol, There is Help Being an alcoholic is not a moral failing. It is a disease that is known as cunning, baffling, powerful and patient! If you can’t quit drinking alcohol on your own, and stay stopped, you are likely suffering from alcoholism – and there is no known cure. Alcoholics or other forms of addicts who stay in active addiction generally have only a couple of destinations: “Sobered Up”, “Locked Up”, or “Covered Up”. Yes, it is harsh. There is good news though. Remission is possible. Many achieve living sober, with contenment. Millions of alcoholics and other forms of addicts have gotten and stayed sober over the last 80 years or so. “Sobered Up” is the best choice of the three because you and your family are deserving of some happiness! If you are…

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