Preparing for Change

What to Expect from Alcohol & Drug Rehab

I Don't Know About Rehab...   How can alcohol & drug rehab help me? If you’ve been wondering if you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs, now is the time to look into alcohol & drug rehab. Or, if you’re thinking you might have a problem with your drinking, you should know that alcohol treatment can be the remedy for all the ill effects that too much booze brings. If you have any doubts about the amount of drugs or...
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Travel the Road to the Best Addiction Recovery

TRAVEL THE ROAD TO THE BEST ADDICTION RECOVERY Travel brings power and love back into your life.― Rumi Your travels can lead to the best addiction recovery. Volumes have been written about the draw and benefits of travel. People from all walks of life and every corner of the world are all equally inspired and awed by the new experiences travel affords them. Far-off trips to magic lands refresh our viewpoints. New people, just like new places, have the power to renew...
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STEP 2: Came To Believe…

Step Two: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity Step One: We admitted we were powerless - that our lives had become unmanageable Last month we talked about Step One of the 12 Step program. Step One of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program and other twelve step fellowships is about admitting defeat, accepting that you are an alcoholic, or other form of addict.  Step One has us admit that our lives had become unmanageable. Our...
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Why Travel to Panama for Addiction Treatment?

Why Should I Travel all the Way to Panama for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Rehab? Serenity Vista International Addiction Treatment in Tropical Paradise Choosing the right rehab to go to for treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction or other forms of addiction can be overwhelming. Today, there are many choices in most developed nations. Some are government funded, many are covered by insurance, and some are private pay. A few, such as Serenity Vista, are located in tropical, get-away destinations and offer specialized private...
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Good Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment – How Hard is it to Get in?

Good Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment - How Hard is it to Get in? I think I may be addicted to alcohol or other drugs. What do I do now? I am scared to ask for help, but I am scared of dying. How do I get into drug rehab addiction treatment? It is almost impossible to live in North America today and not know somebody, or somebody who knows somebody, that has died of a drug overdose or other drug related causes. The...
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Will My Insurance Pay For Rehab?

Will My Insurance Pay For Rehab? Are you wondering if your insurance will pay for drug rehab or alcohol treatment? You are certainly not alone in this question! When you know that you can’t face another day drinking or using, but can’t imagine a day of not drinking or using it is time for help, NOW.  How many times will you try “to quit on my own”? It doesn’t work. I Can't Stop Drinking or Using on My Own I was speaking with...
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My Son Needs Rehab

How Do I Get My Loved One Into Treatment? My Son Needs Rehab I can’t get my son to move out of my basement. I am always telling him about jobs he can apply for, but  he just won’t try. I hate the smell of marijuana in the house, and cleaning up after him. He is 27 years old. My Daughter Needs Addiction Treatment My daughter is wild, she is always dropping her kids off with me so she can go party. And then...
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What The Bleep Movie Review From Drug Rehab

What The Bleep Movie Review From Drug Rehab Directed by William Arntz, reviewed by Maya, Internship Student at Serenity Vista Addiction Treatment Center What the Bleep Do We Know What the Bleep Do We Know is a 2004 film, which is part documentary, part story, and part inspiring visual effects and animations. The plot follows the story of a highly stressed photographer, Amanda, who finds herself facing emotional and extistential obstacles in her life. She begins to consider the idea that individual and...
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Being in Rehab

Being in Rehab Being in Rehab - Now What? Part Two of Maya's internship journey into rehab Unresolved Pain Turns into Habits To begin, I realized that I have been living a pretty unstable life these past 7 years. Going from one change to the next, my reality has been ongoing movement. I was getting my sense of existing by being focused on the next thing to do. I was living in the illusion that if I kept busy, I was alive. Existing by...
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My Father is Alcoholic

My Father is Alcoholic How do I get my father into a residential treatment program for his alcoholism? Do you miss your old Dad? Maybe when you were a little girl, you were the apple of your father’s eye. Most fathers do love their children very much, and want the best for their kids. Most children look up to their dads for strength, advice, positive role-modeling and even protection. If your father is an active alcoholic, none of the above is certain. More...
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