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05 Mar
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Taking The Self-Blame Out Of Recovery

Taking The Self-Blame Out Of Recovery Recovering from addiction comes with its own hoard of challenges, and self-blame is one menace many people encounter during their recovery journey. Falling into a pit of self-blame can place many hindrances in the recovery process. Empathy, compassion, and patience go a long way and can make all the

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28 Aug
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The Identity Crisis of Addiction

THE IDENTITY CRISIS OF ADDICTION Am I an actor acting in this game of life? We Can’t Go Home Again was an experimental feature film from the early 1970’s in which each of the characters played a fictional version of themselves.  This brilliant concept was later copied by the reality shows of the late 90’s

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05 Aug
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Understanding EMDR in Addiction

UNDERSTANDING EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) IN ADDICTION The following article explains the two main approaches done in Costa Rica Treatment Center by the EMDR therapist. Our high recovery percentage is thanks to the application not only of a 12 Step Program, but the implementation of psychotherapy for trauma related events in the addicted

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GOING HOME AFTER REHAB
27 May
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GOING HOME AFTER REHAB

GOING HOME AFTER REHAB Transitioning from drug and alcohol rehab to real life represents the single greatest challenge to everyone leaving rehab. If the thought of transitioning back to your real life doesn’t feel overwhelming yet, get ready, it will. To increase the possibility of a successful transition, Costa Rica Treatment Center asks clients to

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29 Apr
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Affordable Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs in Costa Rica

AFFORDABLE DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX PROGRAMS IN COSTA RICA While the best course of action for addiction treatment involves months or weeks of detoxification, therapy, and classes, not everyone can afford it. Generally, the longer a rehab program is, the higher its cost is expected to be. It requires a major investment of time and

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22 Apr
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The Difficult Reality of Battling Drug Addiction

THE DIFFICULT REALITY OF BATTLING DRUG ADDICTION Addiction does not discriminate. Every year, millions of people are affected by it around the world and hundreds of lives are lost. While most of us are aware of the downward spiral of drug and alcohol addiction, it is still increasing at an alarming rate. What makes it

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08 Apr
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Under $5000

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB FOR UNDER $5000 Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are expensive. This is what the majority thinks. Due to this preconceived notion, many addicts resist pursuing treatment and even those considering rehab are more concerned about its cost than the results it will yield for them. Understanding the Cost of Drug and

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20 Mar
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RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION: Anonymity in the Age of Social Media

RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION: ANONYMITY IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA “I have 30 days clean today and my recovery is more important than anything else to me.  My life is now mine for me to decide what I want to do with it.” “Just knocked back 16 years of sobriety.  Killing it.  Loving my life. 

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13 Mar
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How to Find Free Drug Rehabilitation Programs: 9 Tips You Should Follow

HOW TO FIND FREE DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAMS: 9 TIPS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW Riding the drug addiction train is a dangerous game. You never know when it will crash and injure you or worse, end your life. Finding a reliable treatment center is the key when you’re trying to get off that train. It is the

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self-love
18 Dec
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Recovery from Addiction & Learning to be Okay

RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION & LEARNING TO BE OKAY Many years ago, I had the privilege of working with a remarkable young lady at a drug and alcohol rehab center.  For all intents and purposes, she was a broken human being.  Multiple failed suicide attempts, insane abuses and years of hardcore drug addiction had destroyed her