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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Rehab – It May be Now or Never

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When Is The Best Time to Go to Rehab? If you are asking this question, the time is NOW.   The Disease of Denial Alcoholism and other forms of addiction is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have a disease. The hallmark symptom of alcoholism is denial. Did you ever hear yourself trying to convince someone that you are NOT an alcoholic or other form of addict? Guess what? People that are not alcoholic, never try to convince anybody that they are not alcoholic. The point is, when the moment of clarity comes for the addict, it won’t last long. This little window of opportunity, when the alcoholic realizes there is a problem is ready for help, is a very little window. Alcoholism is a subtle foe. When the disease of addiction experiences the threat of exposure,…

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I Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol. Help!

If You Can’t Quit Drinking Alcohol, There is Help Being an alcoholic is not a moral failing. It is a disease that is known as cunning, baffling, powerful and patient! If you can’t quit drinking alcohol on your own, and stay stopped, you are likely suffering from alcoholism – and there is no known cure. Alcoholics or other forms of addicts who stay in active addiction generally have only a couple of destinations: “Sobered Up”, “Locked Up”, or “Covered Up”. Yes, it is harsh. There is good news though. Remission is possible. Many achieve living sober, with contenment. Millions of alcoholics and other forms of addicts have gotten and stayed sober over the last 80 years or so. “Sobered Up” is the best choice of the three because you and your family are deserving of some happiness! If you are…

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I Can’t Take it Anymore! My Husband Needs Rehab!

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Dear Serenity Vista, Can You Help? My Husband Needs Rehab. The Early Days When my husband and I first got married I knew about his family and the past. His father was a highly respected doctor by day but a mean alcoholic by night. We would stay up late into the night when my husband was in law school and talk about all the things we’d never do to our future children. I couldn’t have foreseen our own need for addiction rehab someday. It started simply enough, a drink after classes and maybe a few more on weekends. Once my husband graduated from law school though, his drinking escalated. He started coming home drunk and would verbally berate me. I became his emotional ‘punching bag’ of sorts for the trials he had overcome during business hours. The First Round of…

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Step One to Life Transformation

Step One We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unmanageable Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one of course. So begins Bill Wilson’s, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), essay on the principles of Step One in his book “The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous. Yes, practically no one wants to admit defeat, that they are licked. What most of us learn in popular Western culture are things like, Never Surrender. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. A personal favorite was illustrated in a common 1970’s poster of a kitten hanging onto a rope: Hang in there Baby! (When you get to the end of your rope, tie a big…

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Does Rehab Work? Serenity Vista Testimonial Review

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21 Year Old Young Woman Goes to Rehab in 2007 8 Years Post Treatment? Amazing   Does Rehab Work? HEY, Remember Me? I’m the girl from New Orleans, Louisiana…I was with y’all at your recovery retreat for 2 months in 2007. Happy to say I’m making 8 years! My husband just made 9 years. We are doing great. We have 3 beautiful boys and are so enjoying our life of freedom. My relationship with God has gotten stronger and stronger each passing year.  I’m a whole person and I’m so grateful that we are giving our children a life of peace and happiness and not of addiction, like my husband and I grew up in. I just noticed your Serenity Vista Facebook Page and wanted to say “Hi”, and thanks! I am so glad I was able to start my…

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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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