My Child: Opioid Addiction?

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Does my child have opioid addiction? Of course, no parent wants to ask themselves such a painful question. Does my child have opioid addiction? To consider the possibility that their son or daughter is a drug addict is too terrible a thought for many parents. But unfortunately, that tragic reality hits home for many parents around the world today, as we are living amidst a global opioid addiction epidemic. It’s estimated that in America alone, 40 people die every day from pain killer overdose. What exactly are opioids? In simple terms, opioids are a class of potent pain-relief medications, often referred to as opiates or narcotics. They are chemical variations or derivatives of opium originating from the poppy plant. These commonly prescribed strong drugs include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, buprenorphine and others. Common brand or proprietary names include Vicodin, OxyContin,…

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Addiction Doubt-Denial-Guilt-Blame

Addiction doubt-denial-guilt-blame. Don't believe everything you think

Learning to Question Recovery Limiting Thoughts Addiction Doubt-Denial-Guilt-Blame In addiction treatment, alcoholics and other drug addicts battle harmful and unproductive thinking daily: addiction doubt-denial-guilt-blame. Along their way to sobriety, they are very often plagued by such limiting beliefs and thoughts patterns that reinforce addictive behaviors and negative actions. Here, we’ll take a look at these Four False Thoughts that hold many addicts back from enjoying the true freedom of peace of mind: Addiction doubt-denial-guilt-blame. Doubt Volumes could be written about the relationship between doubt and addiction. And perhaps no other False Thought is as destructive or as limiting. When an addict commits to getting better, few things can slow their progress like a strong bout of doubt. Most addicts are attacked by a barrage of limiting beliefs in the early stages of recovery. “This won’t work … you failed before ……

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Why Choose Self Pay Rehab

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Why Self Pay Rehab is your Best Choice Rehab Options I didn’t know that I had any options when it came to rehab.  Gerald Many people are surprised to find out their rehab options. You don’t have to go where your employer or insurance agency dictates, nor where your doctor or addictions counselor, mother, sister, brother or great aunt say you should go. You have choices, and private, self pay rehab is often a significantly better choice, and in some cases, can also be more affordable. Government funded, or Insurance Company dictated programs often are not the best place to get and stay sober. Most of the other people in my rehab were court ordered there. They weren’t very interested in recovery.  Charlene With private pay rehab treatment, your fellow guests are there because they want to be there. In a holistic and…

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Ready For A Life Change ? Change Your Thinking : Transform Your Life!

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Profound Life Change   The number one reason you aren’t living the life of your dreams: Your own thinking   The 3 C’s for Life Change Successfully facing the negative qualities of your life requires 3 C’s; courage, commitment, and consistency. If you are ready for infinite growth past your addictive and destructive behaviours, then now is the time! Panama is the place. Having a safe and nurturing place to examine and challenge your old ways of thinking, allows you to transform your life beyond your wildest dreams. Your old ways create chaos, confusion, darkness and fear. It is your time to move into the light, and claim your birthright of freedom and peace of mind. Not just traditional drug addiction treatment or drug rehab center, it is a profound life change that bears delicious fruit. Symptoms of Distorted Thinking What…

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Alcoholism in Hollywood: Danger and Redemption

Alcoholism in Hollywood: Danger and Redemption

Alcoholism in Hollywood: Danger and Redemption What can I do about alcoholism in Hollywood, CA? It’s well known that Hollywood is a center for addiction and substance abuse. Hollywood celebrities constantly make headlines for drug-fueled parties, boozy parties, and tales of extravagant acts undertaken while under the influence. But there’s a dark side to all this excess. How many Hollywood actors and musicians have you read about losing their marriages, or having severe health problems, or even overdosing? Substance abuse is not something to take lightly. If you follow the example of Hollywood celebrities, you might find yourself in similar heartbreaking circumstances. Click here to learn more about alcoholism and divorce, two related topics. Hollywood: A City Soaked in Alcohol Hollywood has long been notorious for the drug abuse and alcoholism that has plagued its most famous stars. How many…

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California Prescription Drugs Increase—Over 3.9 Million/Year

California Prescription Drugs Increase—Over 3.9 Million/Year

California Prescription Drugs Increase—Over 3.9 Million/Year What can I do for prescription drug addiction in California? California is unfortunately leading the US in terms of drugs prescribed. In fact, California is so prescription-happy that there are over 3.9 million prescriptions filled each year—and rising. That’s why California lawmakers are introducing a bill that could help with prescription medication addiction. But if you, or someone you love, are suffering from addiction to prescription drugs, you should know that there are good options for California rehab. Prescription drug addiction isn’t the end of your story, you have the power to recover your life and move forward. Click here to learn more about prescription drug abuse state-by-state. The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse “Kids are playing Russian roulette with their lives by ingesting things they are not aware of how dangerous they are,”…

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Celebrities and Their Impact on Drug Abuse

Celebrities and Their Impact on Drug Abuse

Celebrities and Their Impact on Drug Abuse What can I do about my kids and drugs? If you’re like most parents, you’re concerned about how your kids or loved ones are being tempted by drug abuse and the potential for drug addiction. But most parents think about how other kids can use peer pressure to tempt their children into trying drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or other harmful substances. But have you ever thought about our culture? Does our culture, especially our pop culture and media, help encourage kids and teens to experiment with drugs or become alcoholics? The answer isn’t so clear-cut, but it is true that the examples that celebrities are demonstrating to young people aren’t necessarily all that positive. Click here to learn more about how teens are abusing prescription drugs. Do Hollywood Celebrities Encourage Drug Addiction? Do famous people…

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California: Leading The Prescription Drug Epidemic?

California: Leading The Prescription Drug Epidemic?

California: Leading The Prescription Drug Epidemic? What can I do if someone I love is abusing prescription drugs? Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the biggest health crises in the United States or Canada. But did you know how much prescription drugs are impacting the state of California? The rising tide of addiction and abuse has led to huge implications for public health in California. Now, drug overdose deaths are reaching record highs, like many other states are also experiencing. But these troubling statistics shouldn’t make you despair. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction to prescription pills, there is help available. Click here to learn more about prescription drug abuse across the United States. Prescription Drugs the Leading Cause of Emergency Room Visits in LA There are a number of alarming statistics that show…

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Surrender to Win

Surrender to Win   Find Victory in Defeat What does ‘Surrender to Win’ really mean? Surrender is one of those words right up there with ‘humility’, ‘discipline’ and ‘obedience’. However, in addiction recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction or other addiction, we learn to look at things in a new light.  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change, so try on this new definition of Surrender. It just might change your life. Come to tropical Panama and let us help you experience the life of recovery you’ve dreamed of. On the winning side! Recovery isn’t difficult. In fact, our holistic program can be a lot of fun. Interesting, challenging, stimulating, exciting, and hope filled. It’s the struggle with alcohol, drugs, addiction, negative consequences, and despair that is so difficult, endless and painful. When you…

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