Addiction is not a Moral Issue

addiction is not a moral issue - Serenity Vista Drug Rehab

Shame, Guilt and Remorse Accompany Addiction   You fed your addiction and now you’re feeling the shame, remorse, and guilt. It might be just the fact that you drank or used again last night. You’ve been trying to quit but the temptation was too much for you to withstand. Or maybe you did something that you really regret: You “drank and dialed,” spent money you couldn’t afford to, or need to apologize to people for whatever you did. The fact that you don’t even remember how you got home or you had to look out the window to see how your car is parked – or if it’s even there, makes things even worse! You’re mortified. Whatever it was that happened, you lost control and now you’re beating yourself up. Despite what you may believe, addiction is not a moral…

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Letting Go of Resentment

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“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”.   Recovery from substance abuse can be a healing and transformative experience. But resentment is equally as poisonous. Holding on to past resentments – and all of the negative feelings associated with them – can derail and even de-motivate a person’s recovery and lead to relapse. It’s tempting to hold grudges, especially when you feel you’re “in the right”. But it only serves to pull you down. By forgiving others (and yourself), you’re able to truly heal from the past, embrace recovery and grow into the person you’re meant to be. But some resentments are harder to let go of than others. How can you let go of past wrongs that you have been carrying around for years – or maybe even your entire life? Here are…

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Rethinking Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Rehab

Rethinking alcohol treatment rehab for alcoholism at Serenity Vista retreat in tropical Panama

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 addictions and codependency issues and see the miracle of life transformation. The prevailing belief has been that recovery means getting clean and sober. But what if we told you that recovery doesn’t stop there? Complete Life Transformation What if getting sober or starting AA  (alcoholic anonymous), NA (narcotics anonymous) or Al-Anon is just one step on an amazing life-long transformative…

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Recover From Addiction with the Power of Nature

Nature & Addiction Recovery Pleasure and Pain Addicts are faced with many challenges when facing how to recover from addiction. Among them, one of the greatest difficulties is contending with a strong desire for sensory pleasure. On one level, addiction is a disease of feelings. Addicts and alcoholics smoke, drink, gamble, and engage in other compulsive behavior because it feels good. Many others seek pleasure to avoid the pain of guilt, shame, sadness, loss, anger, remorse, repression, etc. Surprisingly, this desire for pleasure isn’t exclusive to addicts. Many people in the general population, wanting to escape discomfort, will turn to junk food or television. While others turn to more healthy stress-relieving stimulus such as reading, talking with friends over coffee or tea, exercise, or solitude. The common thread is the desire to exchange negative feelings with pleasant ones. The difference with addiction…

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