More Women Aren’t Getting the Help They Need for Alcohol Addiction

More Women Need Help for Alcohol Addiction A concerning new trend shows that women are struggling more than ever with alcohol abuse, but still receiving less treatment for alcohol addiction. According to a study by the Research Society on Alcoholism earlier this year, researchers found that among those with alcohol-related cirrhosis (a serious liver disease that’s one of the most severe complications of alcoholism), women were less likely than men to receive substance abuse treatment. Even more alarming was the fact that the rates of women diagnosed with drinking-related cirrhosis spiked 50 percent between 2009 to 2016. In many ways, we’re living in a modern world where men and women now share many familial and financial obligations. But women still tend to bear the brunt of child care responsibilities and therefore have less earning opportunities, which makes it harder for…

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Why Panama is an Ideal Luxury Rehab Destination

Why Panama for Drug Rehab

Addiction is a global health crisis that isn’t going away anytime soon. An estimated 240 million people worldwide are dependent on alcohol, and 15 million more use injection drugs. Addiction is prevalent in all age groups, socioeconomic brackets and geographic locations, and it’s a stressful and isolating experience no matter who you are. However, for those in the public eye, addiction presents unique challenges that can be difficult to navigate. For executives, political leaders and even pop stars, an extra level of discretion is necessary when treating addiction because of the intense scrutiny public figures face. How is the Experience of Addiction Different for Public Figures? Public figures have a unique experience of addiction. If you’re a politician or high-level business executive, your reputation plays a central role in gaining the trust of voters, political allies, employees and shareholders. If…

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Advantages of Going Abroad for Alcohol & Drug Rehab Outside of the US

Treatment Abroad for Drug Rehab

Are there any advantages of going abroad for alcohol and drug rehab? There are many great reasons to seek help for alcoholism and other addictions outside of the United States and Canada. The answers are really multifaceted. 13 points are discussed below, based on our experience in the field. 1. The state of addiction treatment in the United States is in chaotic flux a. The combinations of Obama-care mandatory coverage of addiction treatment, opioid epidemic, lax and unregulated laws and procedures for billing the insurance companies. The active addicts themselves turning to easy unscrupulous operations of rehabs, referral services, sober living houses, patient-brokering and exorbitant urine-testing scams. The backlash against this travesty is as to be expected – the pendulum has harshly swung to tightly controlled bureaucracies, regulations upon regulations, accreditations of accreditations. Players involved now include the giants of…

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California Wildfires Highlight the Need for More Oversight of Rehab Facilities

California Wildfires Rehab

Wildfires in California Spotlight the Rehab Riviera The recent wildfires that tore through California further underscored the need for better oversight of addiction treatment facilities in the area. The human cost was high all over the state, but the fires in Southern California have harmed an especially vulnerable group of people: people in the midst of their addiction treatment. The Woolsey fire in Southern California hit LA hard: Malibu was put under a mandatory evacuation order, which included all sober living and treatment facilities in the area. Malibu has about one sober living or treatment center per square mile, and as the fires raged on, it became clear that many of them were underprepared for a natural disaster. The centers struggled to hold onto clients rather than refer them to other facilities, putting people in the early stages of recovery…

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Ethical Drug Rehab: What to Look for (and What to Avoid) in an Addiction Treatment Center

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Ethical Drug Rehab If you or your loved one are struggling with addiction, you’re no stranger to how completely unmanageable it can make your life feel. Sooner or later, most of us who struggle with addiction reach a breaking point – a point at which we realize that the rationalizations, attempts at moderation and failed promises aren’t working, and it’s time to get professional help. But once you make the all-important decision to seek addiction treatment, another weighty one presents itself: Which center to choose? With most of the US rehab industry being private and underregulated, and virtually no objective information easily available online (most third-party referral sites are in fact managed and paid for by rehabs themselves), learning what to look for in a center is crucial to your treatment success. Here’s what you should look for – and…

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International Rehab—How to Get the Best Value

When is the best time to go to rehab? Rehab now. Serenity Vista rehab in tropical paradise

International Rehab—How to Get the Best Value How can international rehab help me get the best value in alcoholism or drug addiction treatment? If you’ve been struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, then you know just what it’s been doing to ruin your life. Alcohol us and drug addiction is highly damaging to your health, from damage to your heart, kidneys, liver, even to an increased risk of fatal drug overdose. If you’ve been living with alcohol & drug addiction then you know by now that the best way forward for your life is recovery. But, it’s not always that easy. Addiction treatment or drug rehab can be difficult to afford. And though it’s certainly worth it, it’s not always easy to get the money that you need in order to get the alcohol treatment or drug rehab that could…

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Alcohol Rehab South Africa

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Alcoholism Recovery in South Africa   If you are an alcoholic living in South Africa, there is hope. No one wants to admit they have a problem with drinking alcohol. But perhaps you’ve been told to cut back on your drinking, or you have another concern there may be a bit of a problem. Therefore, maybe you don’t think that you are an alcoholic, maybe you think you are just drinking a bit too much. The hangovers are getting worse. There is some confusion, maybe shame, guilt or remorse in the morning. Drinking and Driving in South Africa Driving under the influence of alcohol is a deadly consequence of alcoholism. Therefore it is not surprising that problem drinkers may wake up and check their driveway for the car. Or look for signs of an accident on their vehicle. According to…

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Top International Drug Addiction Rehab Program

Best private exclusive rehab center worldwide - Serenity Vista International holistic Alcohol & Drug Private Rehab in tropical Panama

Top International Holistic Addiction Treatment Rehab Center Welcome to one of the world’s best drug rehab programs. For the most effective, upscale, private treatment for drug addiction internationally, consider Panama. The setting is magnificently beautiful. Our program is robust and highly individualized. Comprehensive, holistic rehab, with individual, respectful, attention. In fact, Serenity Vista is rated as one of the world’s top ten drug rehabs. Serenity Vista is Canadian owned and operated. All professional staff are from the United States (USA) or Canada.  The program is conducted in English, to North American evidence-based highest standards. You may be struggling with a drug problem. You may feel confused, misunderstood, and very isolated. It can feel like you’re all alone. Perhaps you don’t know where to go or what to do. The good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way! You don’t have…

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

Carpe Diem Recovery

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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