Is Gratitude the Secret to Success at Drug Rehab?

Is Gratitude the Secret to Success at Drug Rehab? “I remember years ago, an old-timer in Alcoholics Anonymous told me that so long as I remained grateful for my sobriety, I wouldn’t have to worry about relapse. I dismissed this wisdom because it sounded way too simplistic – I had a long list of things I needed to stay sober. It is only now, and many struggles later (including multiple relapses) that I can appreciate what he said to me. Gratitude is not only the secret to success at drug rehab but also in life.” Paul G. How Gratitude Can Help You Succeed at Drug Rehab  Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. Melody Beattie (The Language of Letting Go) It’s…

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Good Rehab After Care Plan Includes Sponsor

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Good Rehab After Care Plan Includes Sponsor   Why do I need a Sponsor? Most addiction drug and alcohol treatment centers today include the 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous &  Narcotics Anonymous in their treatment curriculum. These programs are included for good reason.  Since the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous or AA in 1939, the 12 Step programs have helped millions of people recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction throughout the world. AA may not be for everyone, but it has worked the best, for the most. When dealing with the chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal disease of addiction, it is recommended that people use every tool available to avoid “the gates of insanity or death” which is where active addiction leads. A big part of the 12 Step Programs and the success of the individual is having,…

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Living in the Moment at a Tropical Drug Rehab

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Living in the Moment at Private Pay Drug Rehab in a Tropical Paradise One of the benefits of choosing a tropical drug rehab is the environment encourages your thinking to slow down. Life tends to be a much rougher ride when you mind is busy churning up thoughts about the past and present. During your stay here at Serenity Vista, you are going to learn to live in the moment because this is the key to sobriety and happiness. Click here for tips on living in the moment. One Day at a Time at a Tropical Drug Rehab Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up…

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Importance of Emotional Sobriety in Alcohol Rehab

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I used to be convinced that if I could only stop drinking, all of my problems would disappear. I felt resistant to the idea of alcohol rehab because it just didn’t seem necessary. I’d managed to quit alcohol without any help before, so why did I need it now? It was only after realizing that physical sobriety wouldn’t be enough to fix my life that the logic of entering an inpatient treatment program made sense. ~ Paul G. Importance of Emotional Sobriety in Alcohol Rehab It is possible to be physically sober yet still struggle in life. One of the reasons a lot of us turn to alcohol in the first place is we just can’t handle our emotions. Alcohol can appear to improve the situation initially because it makes us feel numb, but we pay a heavy price for…

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Would You Rather Be Right Or Happy?

Would You Rather Be Right Or Happy? Would you rather be right or happy? This seems like a crazy question at first doesn’t it? But is a remarkably deep question. Most people emphatically answer “Both!” And they believe they are right. The truth is, you can’t be both. Think about the many arguments that you have had, or may be actively embroiled in. Most codependents, addicts and other spiritually unwell people will attempt to prove their ‘rightness’ right into the grave. When everything changes in recovery, so does the need to ‘save face’ and be right at any cost. A person who learns to work their steps and live by spiritual principles will choose peace-of-mind and serenity, and thus emotional /physical sobriety over all else. Ask yourself, “Is this worth losing my serenity or getting drunk over? Is this worth…

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