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One Day at a Time: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow This prose is a nice reminder to live one day at a time: There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we...
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Letting Go in Addiction Recovery…to be Happy, Joyous and Free!

15 Things to Let Go Of   Here's a list of 15 things to learn to 'let go' of, if you want to be truly happy. Letting go can be simple and straightforward, but difficult to consistently apply to our lives. We need to practice them, over and over, so that the newly learned pattern becomes the default, standard behavior. Remind yourself, over and over, to let go of.... 1. Your need to always be right. “Would I rather be right, or happy?” 2. Control 3....
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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...
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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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Recovery is Possible – At Any Age

It is Never Too Late To Start Recovery  Ellen is now working on her second year in recovery, one day at a time My name is Ellen and I am an alcoholic. Last week I turned 70 years old. A few days later I had the greatest honour by celebrating my first AA Birthday! Who ever would think  I would be an elder and a toddler at the same time? Indeed, recovery is possible. The surprise gifts of life! In retrospect (hindsight is always 20/20), I have...
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Post Rehab Aftercare Suggestions

A Response From Serenity Vista With Post Rehab Aftercare Suggestions When we spend 45 - 90 days with a guest we come to care very deeply for them. We know the challenges are very great when a person returns home. Immediate post-rehab is a very slippery place. Our guests put a lot of effort into their Design For Living which is implemented immediately, beginning with stepping off the plane. The following is a response to an email received from a former...
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Crab-Dependency & Codependency Treatment

People-Pleasing Perils     Co-dependency, just like any other addiction, does kill. The person suffering from obsessive care-taking characteristic of codependency may not experience the dramatic death or lock up of an active alcoholic or addict, but they will surely die a spiritual, emotional or mental death. The family members and loved ones of addicts need recovery too. Codependency treatment can help those that are suffering from the same disease of addiction. First and foremost we recommend Al-Anon Family Groups, but many co-dependents...
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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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Rethinking Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Rehab

Rethinking Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Rehab Are you feeling trapped by alcohol, drug, nicotine or other addiction? Are you constantly weighed down by chronic relapse and the repetitive pain caused by substance abuse or codependency? Are you a smoker, alcoholic, codependent or drug user whose wealth and health are in peril? We understand your struggle - and you're not alone. At Serenity Vista, we have been rethinking alcohol & drug addiction treatment rehab over many years.  We've helped many overcome their...
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Step One to Life Transformation

Step One We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unmanageable Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one of course. So begins Bill Wilson’s, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), essay on the principles of Step One in his book “The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous. Yes, practically no one wants to admit defeat, that they are licked. What most of us learn in popular Western culture are things like, Never Surrender. If at first you...
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