Is It Time For Rehab Yet?
Going to rehab can seem like a radical thing to do. It is one thing to admit we have a ‘bit of a problem’, but isn’t residential treatment only required for the most serious cases? Even if family or friends are advocating this type of help, we can still feel resistant to the idea – as well as resentful that it is being suggested at all.
Subjectively determining our needs in regards to addiction treatment can be tricky, and there is a real risk that we will underestimate the amount of support and help that is required. If we were diagnosed with cancer, we would probably want the best treatment available, but subtle denial means we can fail to see how the same applies to an addiction (which is equally serious).
We humans easily fall into the trap of cognitive biases that allow us to minimize our problems. There can also be a feeling of ‘terminal uniqueness’ where we become convinced that the normal rules don’t apply to us. Then there is the feeling of shame at not being able to sort out our own problems. These cognitive biases can destroy any hope we have of a better future if we allow them to.
Misunderstandings about Rehab
The first thing to understand about rehab is that the goal of this treatment is far more than just getting you physically clean and sober. The real purpose of this program is to help you create a new life of peace of mind and heart where you no longer feel the need to use alcohol or drugs.
It could be viewed as unreasonable for others to keep ‘pushing’ the idea of rehab if you feel certain this is not an appropriate solution for you. But before you dismiss this option completely, you owe it to yourself to fully consider what it is you are saying ‘no’ to. There can be a great deal of misunderstanding about who needs this type of treatment and what exactly it involves.
The first thing to understand about rehab is that the goal of this treatment is far more than just getting you physically clean and sober. The real purpose of this program is to help you create a new life of peace of mind and heart where you no longer feel the need to use alcohol or drugs. Quitting chemical dependency or substance abuse is relatively straightforward, and it is staying stopped that is the real challenge.
A feeling of shame may be holding you back from choosing rehab. You may be worried that going with an addiction rehab treatment option could damage your career or make you appear weak. This type of fear is understandable, but the reality is that continued alcoholism or other form of addiction is far more likely to harm your reputation than going to rehab. One of the benefits of choosing Serenity Vista is we respect your privacy and nobody at home or work even needs to know that you have received treatment unless you want them to.
Do You Need Rehab?
You are more likely to need alcohol or drug addiction rehab if you fit any of the following criteria:
- You have previously tried to stop on your own but failed
- You find it hard to image how you will cope without alcohol or drugs
- Substance abuse is causing significant problems in your life
- You feel you need to change your life but you don’t know how to start
- You have experienced withdrawal symptoms when you tried to stop using or drinking
The fact that you are reading this implies that you are getting fed up with the way your life is at the moment. This urge to change is a precious commodity, and if you don’t make the most of it, you may later regret it. Coming to rehab can give you the best hope of creating a new life away from alcohol or drugs, so doesn’t it make sense that you would choose this option?
Here at Serenity Vista, we offer world class luxury facilities (at Central American prices), so beginning your transformation certainly doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. It can be the beginning of a great new life. Here is a self assessment to help you determine if alcohol is a problem for you.
Out of Country Drug Rehab
If you are going to consider an out-of-country alcohol and drug treatment facility for substance abuse, Serenity Vista Addiction Recovery Rehab is an excellent choice. Not only is there first rate counselling and therapeutic group work, there is also warmth, tropical foods, and excellent recreation activities like sailing and rock climbing. Plus our Labrador Retriever, Ceiba, is always ready and available with her unconditional love and sense of joy. You have options, and rehab does not have to mean cafeteria lines and dry class room lectures on alcoholism. Try the holistic approach with yoga, massage, spiritual exploration, hammocks and flowers, including serious 12 Step work, empathetic counselling and back to basics rehab.
Beautiful Boquete, Panama
If you are fortunate to live in Panama, whether Panamanian or expat, or would like to visit this beautiful country from abroad, Boquete in the mountain highlands is an absolute must destination. If you need to go to rehab, Boquete, home to Serenity Vista, is stunningly beautiful. The climate, gorgeous flowers and landscapes, and the ambiance are therapeutic. It’s an oasis of positive, healing, restorative energy.
Rated one of the World’s Best Rehabs
Serenity Vista has been awarded highest accolades by World’s Best Rehab magazine as one of the world’s best rehabs, specifically rated the best rehab in the Caribbean.
Serenity Vista offers guests a world-class experience in the lush tropics of Panama. The whole life recovery experience with amazing vistas and outdoor recreation adventure feels more like a getaway destination retreat than a typical rehab facility. The focus on individualized care combined with holistic therapies make the center an ideal place to receive the ultimate in private, individualized addiction treatment that will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.
Serenity Vista is not your typical rehab center. Rather, it is an international, world-class, private, highly individualized addiction treatment program overseen by dedicated professionals. The rehab works with clients suffering from all types of addiction issues. Clients suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse, smoking, compulsive behaviors, gambling, sex, or food addiction have all found help at Serenity Vista. The comprehensive program and holistic nature of the program enables clients to heal thoroughly in all aspects of mind, body, and soul.
If you’ve determined that rehab would be a positive step in your life, Serenity Vista offers an outstanding program that will exceed your expectations. You deserve the best!