English Speaking Addiction Treatment for Expats

Drug Rehab Panama for english speaking addiction treatment for expats

English Speaking Addiction Treatment For Expats in Latin America Trying to find private, self-pay, excellent English speaking addiction treatment fpr alcohol & drug rehab in North America right now can be really difficult. The United States is undergoing massive changes in the rehab ‘scene’. If you live outside of Canada or the United States of America (USA), you may not be aware of what is being called an ‘opioid epidemic’. An incredible influx of heroin, and two synthetic heroin-like drugs, fentanyl and carfentanil (or carfentanyl) are flooding the streets of cities and towns across America. Opioid Epidemic filling US and Canadian Rehabs Morgues are overflowing, babies are born addicted. OD’s are so commonplace that teachers, librarians and shop keepers are learning how to administer an injection of naloxone (Narcan). Narcan is a short term immediate antidote to an opioid overdose. It…

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North Americans Seeking Rehab Abroad with Get Away Feel of a Vacation

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

Canadians & Americans Seeking Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Abroad with the Feel of a Vacation Get-away What’s the best option for drug rehab that works for me? Many Americans and Canadians are choosing to leave the United States in order to get the alcohol & drug rehab they need. There are many good reasons to do this, like a better price, higher quality, escaping the influence of temptation, or even just wanting to get away for travel. If you are looking for the drug rehab that you need in order to overcome your addiction, have you considered going abroad for your alcoholism or drug addiction rehab? By leaving Canada or the United States of America (USA), your dollar can stretch a lot farther, and you can travel to beautiful vacation destinations! Click here to learn more about why Panama…

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Sobriety with Complete Life Transformation

Sobriety and Life Transformation Pretty much everyone knows what ‘alcohol treatment’ or ‘drug rehab’ addiction treatment means, and what the process is all about. Briefly: a person finally breaks through their denial, realizes that their life is out of control, seeks and accepts help, and goes through change in thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Addiction treatment is a life changing proposition. If the alcoholic or addict is prepared to go to any length to get and stay sober, the results are nothing less than miraculous. Not only freedom from the chains of addiction – BUT – a whole new life of infinite possibilities and an understanding of what peace of mind really means. The change is much deeper than just stopping drinking or using drugs. It’s truly about life transformation. Unlike traditional institutional rehabs, we work passionately and intensely with each individual…

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New Year’s Resolution: Fail

The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions If you are reading this that means you made it through the holidays. Congratulations! — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are finally over and you can get back to your normal life. But, oh, those nagging New  Year’s resolutions! If you are like most people though, you don’t exactly want to go back to the same old same old. You want to start off this year by living better, healthier, fuller, so you made a New Year’s resolution or two. At least that’s the way it started out. Now that we are several days into this brand new year, reality has set in and those resolutions are slowly fading away. You should not feel bad about that though. It’s quite normal. In fact, only 8% of Americans say they follow through with their New Year’s…

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Reflections From Our Intern – Long Term Treatment is Best

Canine Dog Therapy at Serenity Vista Alcohol Treatment Rehab

Reflections on Serenity Vista Addiction Recovery Retreat Introducing  Jim W., Serenity Vista’s newest intern. Jim joins us from Virginia, USA, accompanied by his beautiful blue merle Australian Shepherd Dog, Dundee.  Ceiba, our resident Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog, is thrilled to have a colleague and friend to help with the duties of canine therapy.  Both dogs are an important part of the recovery program. They teach us mindfulness, playfulness, and demonstrate Rule # 62 (Don’t take yourself too damn seriously) consistently through the day. We are happy to have Jim & Dundee at Serenity Vista here in Boquete, Panama. We have much to learn from each other. Long Term Treatment for Addiction is Best Jim writes: My original intent in coming to Serenity Vista was to complete the 500 hours of on the job training needed to complete my certification as a…

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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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Is Addiction Relapse a Failure?

Your cross to bear

Is Addiction Relapse a Failure? Addiction relapse. It’s an unfortunate occurrence during the lives of many alcoholics & addicts in and out of rehabilitation. If you are an addict, then you may have faced numerous relapses yourself. You say you are going to get sober, clean yourself up and perhaps, ‘kick the habit’. Then, sometimes only a few days later, you have given in, got drunk, got high. Then when the booze and drugs wear off you experience the ultimate low. It’s a crushing defeat isn’t it? The Real Problem with Addiction Relapse When an alcoholic or drug addict faces relapse, it may feel like you have let everyone down, that you have failed so enormously that you can’t possibly find your way back. The truth is, when you relapse, you do fail, and you do let everyone down. But ask yourself what…

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