Tag - addiction

Spending Christmas In Rehab? Yes!

It May Be Your Best Idea Yet to Spend Christmas in Rehab! Chritmas is fast approaching, again.  Countless will wish you a "Merry Christmas". Oh, "bah humbug", may cross your mind! That’s a sentiment expressed by many people at this time of year. The pressures can be unbearable for such a joyous time, even more so for addicts and alcoholics, even if they are sober in recovery. But Why? Old Wounds Cut Deep Let’s forget about the stresses of buying gifts and how much...
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Thanksgiving, Sobriety & Your Family

Your Thanksgiving Sobriety & Your Family The US is about to celebrate Thanksgiving. From John & Jane at Serenity Vista, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Another opportunity to be grateful for all we have. It is especially important at this time of serious geopolitical, macroeconomic, and health related concerns. In spite of such issues, practicing acceptance reminds us that even now, there is much to be grateful for. The 'attitude of gratitude', fostered by 'being grateful', changes everything. "Change the way...
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How to Tell Your Loved Ones About Going To Rehab

Do your loved ones support you going to rehab? Usually, family and loved are grateful you are making  the decision for healing in your life. It is likely no surprise to them that you need rehab, nevertheless, there are sometimes reasons why they might be against you going to rehab. You may need some assistance in the process of how tell your loved ones about going to rehab. They tell you you’re not really that bad. (If you are “that bad,” they must be...
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Hitting Bottom – How Low Do I Have To Go?

Before it's 6 Feet Under   Hitting bottom refers to a place that a person suffering from addiction needs to get to in order to be able to fully surrender. The question is, how low do I have to go? The truth is that everyone’s bottom is not the same and it takes very different things to make a person in active addiction admit defeat. Where is the Bottom? For a lot of alcoholics or addicts, eating from a dumpster, losing custody of children,...
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My Husband Drinks Too Much – Help!

  I love my husband, but he drinks too much. What do I do? Are you concerned that your husband drinks too much? Maybe when you got married, his drinking still seemed fun – maybe you were even attracted to his seemingly harmless antics. Maybe you even drank with him at first.   The trouble is, if your husband is an alcoholic, the fun never lasts. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal disease. Untreated, it gets worse, never better. If you are...
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Recognition of Serenity Vista’s Exceptional Long Term Success

Marking 10 years of successful operation, Serenity Vista is recognized as providing a unique world-class rehab program to hundreds of international clients seeking to transform their lives in beautiful Panama. SERENITY VISTA PROVIDES A WORLD-CLASS REHAB PROGRAM TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS SEEKING TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES IN BEAUTIFUL PANAMA World's Best Rehab describes the evolution of Serenity Vista to be recognized as the Best Rehab in the Caribbean: Serenity Vista Panama was founded in 2012 by Jane and John Derry, B.Sc. Phm., M.A....
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When Is It Time To Go To Rehab?

'Now' is Always The Best Time If things start to go wrong – you don’t have to go with them The Best Time to go to Rehab is NOW, Before it gets REALLY bad There is a saying in recovery that a smart person can learn from their mistakes, but a wise person can learn from other people’s mistakes. When we are talking about the life threatening disease of addiction, we would all be wise not to make the fatal mistakes. The course of alcohol,...
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Recovery is Addiction Freedom

Recovery is Freedom from Addiction Addiction is about Control - Recovery is about Freedom Let us explore how recovery is addiction freedom. The desire for freedom is one of the most basic human emotions. From the beginning, young children assert themselves as independent choice makers and launch themselves into violent tantrums when their freedoms are denied or stifled. Later, in dramatic displays of sovereignty, teenagers rebel against authority at every turn. Adults are no different. What we want and value most in life...
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Life After Addiction

There is a Great Life Awaiting You After Addiction! The thought of life after addiction can be scary When you’re in the habit of having a glass of liquid courage before your new client meeting or Mother’s Little Helper before the school bus drops the kids off, it’s not easy to let it go. Or perhaps when you and your spouse reunite at the end of the day, sharing a bottle of wine or just a little nightcap drink or three to...
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Addiction Treatment in Central America & South America

English Speaking Addiction Treatment Rehabilitation for Latin America Where can English-speaking people living in Latin America go for alcohol and/or other drug rehab? For North American and European ex-pats or natural born Central-American citizens who speak English, there is an oasis of hope and healing in the temperate highlands of friendly Panama. So, whether from Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala or Belize, Serenity Vista offers world-class drug rehab for the treatment of alcoholism and other forms...
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