Preparing for Change

Why High Functioning Alcoholics and Drug Users Can Benefit From Rehab Too

Why High Functioning Alcoholics and Drug Users Can Benefit From Rehab Too What is a High Functioning Alcoholic or Substance Abuser? The common stereotype of an alcoholic or drug addict is a person who is out of control and dealing with obvious negative consequences as a result of their behavior. This is the face of alcoholism or other addiction that is so often portrayed in movies, soap operas, and reality shows, but this depiction is a bit misleading. The truth is most...
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Treating Alcoholism

Treating Alcoholism: Rehab or Spiritual Retreat? There are some options to explore if you are ready to put down the bottle for good - and change your life. If you are reading this, it may be your time for treating alcoholism. Ready For Recovery From Alcoholism Imagine the scenario: person, head down on the table, crying, confused. Maybe angry, definitely experiencing frustration. The person is drunk. Again. Yesterday there was the promise to stop drinking. But, there they are, drunk again. How did...
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Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Canada

Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Canada—Where Can I Go for the Best Individualized Rehab? Serenity Vista is owned and operated by Canadians And professionally endorsed by world renowned addiction specialists From Canadian Roots, Panama was Chosen as the Ideal Location for Serenity Vista Serenity Vista was developed and continues to operated by healthcare professionals from Canada. The Founding Director, John Derry, born & raised in Sarnia, Ontario, developed a passion for helping people suffering from addiction through a distinguished career in clinical pharmacy, medical...
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Cash Pay for Rehab Abroad

Cash Pay for Rehab Abroad You Have Choices You may get a surprise when you learn the options for treating your alcoholism or other forms of substance abuse. Over the past year in the United States of America (USA), especially in New York, California and Florida, a lot of rehabs are in the news. Addiction treatment in America overall is under scrutiny as the opiod addiction crisis continues to make headlines. And it is not good news. North American alcohol and drug...
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Tropical Rehab: Ten Things That Will Surprise You

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...
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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 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 vary. But the shift from fun, recreational use of alcohol or drugs to becoming a problem in your life can be the same regardless of where you call home. Living in boom towns like many...
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Addiction & Anxiety & Depression: Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring Disorders – What does this mean? The term co-occurring disorder replaces the terms dual disorder and dual diagnosis. This refers to an individual who has a co-existing mental illness and a substance-use disorder. Working in the addiction field, we hear the term co-occurring disorder often. We believe that addiction manifests in many ways. We also believe there is one basic body, mind, and spirit holistic solution. Mental illness is broad in scope. It ranges from acute psychosis to multiple personality disorder. Agoraphobia, transient anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder...
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Sobriety with Complete Life Transformation

[su_custom_gallery source="media: 8003" target="blank" width="1100" height="270" title="never"] [su_heading] Don't Just Change One Thing: Transform Your Life![/su_heading] Sobriety and Life Transformation Pretty much everyone knows what 'alcohol treatment' or ‘drug rehab’ addiction treatment means, and what the process is all about. Briefly: a person finally breaks through their denial, realizes that their life is out of control, seeks and accepts help, and goes through change in thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Addiction treatment is a life changing proposition. If the alcoholic or addict is prepared...
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Wanting Sobriety

Wanting Sobriety   I Want to Walk in the Open Wind Here Comes The Rain Again, Eurythmics What do you Want? “I Want to Walk in the Open Wind” is the stuff of popular culture music and musings. Everyone has their own ‘I wants’. I want success. Money. Security. A better job. For my family to respect me. To be happy. Perhaps you now add wanting sobriety to your list of wants. Everyone has ‘wants’. But where most people spend their lives looking for satisfaction of...
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Alcohol Rehab South Africa

Alcoholism Recovery in South Africa   If you are an alcoholic living in South Africa, there is hope. No one wants to admit they have a problem with drinking alcohol. But perhaps you've been told to cut back on your drinking, or you have another concern there may be a bit of a problem. Therefore, maybe you don’t think that you are an alcoholic, maybe you think you are just drinking a bit too much. The hangovers are getting worse. There is...
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