Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Canada

Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Canada—Where Can I Go for the Best Individualized Rehab? Serenity Vista is owned and operated by Canadians And professionally endorsed by world renowned addiction specialists From Canadian Roots, Panama was Chosen as the Ideal Location for Serenity Vista Serenity Vista was developed and continues to operated by healthcare professionals from Canada. The Founding Director, John Derry, born & raised in Sarnia, Ontario, developed a passion for helping people suffering from addiction through a distinguished career in clinical pharmacy, medical information, and drug safety in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver BC. Following addiction graduate study at Hazelden in Minessota (now Hazelden Betty Ford), Panama was carefully chosen as the perfect location to develop Serenity Vista Alcohol & Drug Rehab. Boquete, Panama was unique in meeting all important characteristics: stable, safe, developed country and governance, democratic, warm climate,…

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How Do I Stop Drinking and Stop Taking Drugs in Alberta?

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I’m from Alberta and Want Help to Stop Drinking and Taking Drugs For illustrative purposes, this post focuses on the particular setting of Alberta towns. However, the dynamic that is described is the same everywhere across North America. The types of jobs, cultural nuances, and settings may vary. But the shift from fun, recreational use of alcohol or drugs to becoming a problem in your life can be the same regardless of where you call home. Living in boom towns like many of those in Alberta such as Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grand Prairie, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, and Lloydminster offers many challenges for people who want to get sober. Many single people go to live and work in communities for the high wages offered by the oil and gas companies. Therefore, these single, often young people quickly find themselves in…

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Independence from Addiction

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Be Free of Addiction   Independence Current world events like the 4th of July, Canada Day, and the historic Brexit vote are making headlines in the news. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate the meaning of independence in the context of independence from addiction. Independence Day, for example, signals fireworks and family cookouts. For others, it stands for a proud and patriotic sovereignty. Some see it as an earned day off. But no matter the vast differences surrounding the phrase “Independence Day,” they all share a common theme. They all represent hard-earned freedom, autonomy, and the power to choose one’s own path. Likewise, Canada Day is recognized as an important and independent step toward becoming the united, individual, and free country that Canada is today. The ink is not yet fully dry on the Brexit verdict. But most recognize it…

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Father’s Day and Addiction Recovery

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Addiction Recovery   Father’s Day is a special day of celebration and reverence for most. A time set aside to honor that magical relationship between a father and his cherished children. Addiction Changes Everything Sadly though, many families today live with the pain of alcoholism or substance abuse. For these unfortunate souls, Father’s Day opens old wounds and recalls memories of abuse and sadness. For children living with an alcoholic or drug-addict dad, Father’s Day is an emotional struggle. A struggle wrought with confusion, resent, and pain. People who grow up in the presence of addicted dads endure a lifetime of suffering. The dysfunction can span those formative years as children, through adolescence and up to the socially sensitive teen years. These are important years as they seek to establish their identities. Into adulthood, they themselves often become addicts modeled after…

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Rehab Success Rates

Rehab Success Rates at Serenity Vista International Addiction Treatment Center

Serenity Vista Success Rates From the Inbox: What is your drug rehab success rate for Serenity Vista…do you have any statistics? Dear Parent of an Addicted Adult Child, Thank you for contacting Serenity Vista to ask about our rehab success rates for opiate addiction. Opiate addiction is epidemic right now, as I’m sure you are all too sadly aware, and is of grave concern as it is life threatening resulting in many deaths. We discuss that issue in a recent article on our website. As for ‘rehab success rates’, we intentionally don’t quote any specific numbers at Serenity Vista alcohol & drug rehab. You may find some centers that quote great numbers with claims like ‘greater than 80% success’, but be wary of what that data is based on. What kind of objective scientific rigor was put into determining those numbers,…

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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. Around the world, there are more than 30 million people considered opioid abusers. 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,…

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