Tag - alcohol treatment

Thanksgiving: Attitude of Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Thanksgiving in our society and in most families is a special day to express gratitude for the wonderful abundance of life. For those working a program of addiction recovery, gratitude becomes an essential daily practice, vital to ongoing serenity, sobriety, and life itself. How can something as simple as being grateful with an attitude of gratitude help with addiction recovery? From a young age, perhaps influenced by media, societal messages, or limiting self beliefs, many develop an attitude based upon...
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Why Are Older Women at Higher Risk for Alcohol Misuse?

Physiological factors Various physiological and psychosocial factors influence why older women may be at greater risk of over-consuming alcohol and face greater negative consequences. For instance, older women experience a natural decline in both lean body mass and total body water as they age, which causes alcohol to become more concentrated in their system when they drink. On the psychosocial side, women tend to outlive men, which means older women are more likely to experience loneliness, isolation, and depression that can lead to drinking....
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Serenity Vista Marks 10 years in Beautiful Panama!

Ten years ago, Jane and John arrived at the shores of Panama having sailed from Canada. Their mission was to establish a world-class, international alcohol & drug rehab in a non-clinical, beautiful retreat, get-away tropical destination. What a journey! Now, 10 years later, Serenity Vista is recognized as one of the world's most novel, highly effective, and best addiction treatment facility in the world! Serenity Vista is recognized as an outstanding facility in an idyllic setting with a comprehensive, holistic...
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Successful Career → Retirement → Rehab

A Common Scenario College years There is a common scenario for late-blooming female alcoholics of a certain age. There is a typical story of this style of the up and coming drinker. When they were girls, they may have done some light or heavy drinking, perhaps even some “soft” drugs in college. Early adulthood Pregnancy and child rearing, planned or otherwise, became the impetus for many women to stop using alcohol or any other drugs.  Maybe her husband clearly drank too much, and she...
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Where is the best place for a 60-year-old woman to go to rehab?

“Help! I'm a 65-year-old grandmother. I cannot go to my local treatment center. I see those characters behind the big fence they have there. Smoking or vaping like fiends. I feel intimidated by the look of some of those men and women.” What are the appropriate alcohol treatment options for retired professional women? Yes, addiction is the great leveler, no doubt about it. Whether it be alcoholism, drug addiction, or other form of addiction. Addiction runs the whole gamut from the...
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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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