I was recently speaking with a caller to our center. The caller said, I do not think I am an alcoholic/addict. My question to this gentleman was, what is an alcoholic/addict to you? His response was simple and probably more advanced than most. He said, “a person that alcohol or drug use causes more trouble than pleasure.”
I expressed to the gentleman that I thought his response was advanced. Typical responses include, the person is a loser, can not get a job, gets arrested due to alcohol/drug use related incidents, drinks/drugs everyday, is a thief, and on and on…
However, at The Last Resort Panama, our guests attend “Real Life Rehab” for several reasons:
1) Alcohol or drug use is causing more trouble than pleasure.
2) Alcohol or drug use is causing more trouble than pleasure, coupled with:
a. Family history of alcoholism or drug abuse.
b. Trauma history.
c. Recent incident such as arrest, family issue, spousal infidelity, medical challenge, employment challenge, no employment, anger issues, mental health challenge, friend, family, coworker, employer suggestion to get help, etc…
d. Mental health issues.
3) Some belief by the individual, possibly encouraged by a loved one, colleague, employer, and/or significant other that alcohol or drug use is hindering their productivity, life, happiness, success, etc…
4) Desire to be, do and have more in their life free of mind-altering substances.
5) An individual that has been substance free for an extended period of time however, believes it is necessary to implement “Real Life Rehab” techniques into their life and has been unsuccessful.
A guest at The Last Resort Panama, does not have to be an alcoholic/addict! A guest must have a desire to succeed in life, free of alcohol or any mind-altering substances. A guest attends the “Real Life Rehab” program to enhance their desire to live a sober, productive, prosperous life in all respects.
We believe that the use of alcohol or any mind-altering substance should be alleviated if:
A) An individual desires to be substance free.
B) An individual has issues such as;
c. Family history
d. Legal history where alcohol or drug use has played a part
e. Employment challenges due to the use of alcohol or any mind-altering substance
f. Educational challenges due to the use of alcohol or any mind-altering substance
g. Lack of motivation or is subject to depression therefore “I drink or use”
h. Lack of Esteem therefore “I drink or use”
i. Any issue that establishes a reason in the individuals mind to “Drink or use” other than the use of legal substances for social, religious, spiritual, medical or relaxation purposes.
If you think you may have a problem, we believe it is more than 99.9999% probable that you do, why take the chance of wasting another day of your life contemplating this? Labeling oneself an Alcoholic/addict is completely a personal decision. Defining alcoholic, disease concept, addict, addiction, or anything else you can think of is not a precursor to living a sober, productive, prosperous life in all respects.
At The Last Resort Panama, you will find the answers to finding and achieving joy in your life, you will be equipped with a game plan to live a sober, productive, prosperous life in all respects. You will know peace, serenity, and spiritual well being and reasonable happiness.