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The Promises are Available to All

The 12 Promises and The 12 Rewards

The Twelve Promises

Page 83 and 84 of the Big Book

1 We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
2 We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
3 We will comprehend the word serenity.
4 We will know peace.
5 No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
6 The feelings of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
7 We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
8 Self-seeking will slip away.
9 Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change.
10 Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us.
11 We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
12 We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

“Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us — sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.”

From the A. A. Big Book

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Not Just a Number, but a Welcome Guest

Not Just a Number, but a Welcome Guest

My testimonial or testimony in regards to Always Hope. Making the decision to seek help was, undoubtedly, one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. However, after talking to Jim and Roger, I was confident that Always Hope Treatment Centre was the perfect place for me to get the help I desperately needed. It truly was one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

Suffering with a cocaine addiction for the past four years was hell. Not only had I become estranged from my family and friends, but my finances and my career were in serious jeopardy. I had tried everything I could think of to beat my cocaine addiction. Nothing worked. My frustration only grew and my self-esteem and confidence only continued to dwindle. The world seemed to be closing in on me and I had no-where to turn. I really doubted that anyone could help me. It was one of the darkest times of my life.

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5 Lies All Addicts Tell Themselves

5 Lies All Addicts Tell Themselves

For the addict life is a game of survival. Lies help to keep the addict in active addiction. Every day is a struggle to avoid withdrawals and to hide the outward appearance of being addicted. Many substance abusers develop an arsenal of defence mechanisms designed to keep the addiction going and buffer themselves from reality. Whether you consider these lies, excuses or tainted justifications, they are all ways used to rationalize their addiction. The insanity (doing the same thing and expecting a different result) of the addiction brings the addict to the point which the biggest lies are to themselves.

5 lies addicts eventually tell themselves:

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Holiday Time: Addiction doesn’t take a holiday

Holiday Time: Addiction doesn’t take a holiday

Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, it doesn’t rest just because the holiday season is here. We at Always Hope addiction treatment facility realize this and are available to help before, during and after the holiday festivities.

Many people believe that the holiday season is an improper or inappropriate time to go to treatment. Excuses are made and addicts are enabled to continue their downward spiral during this festive time of year.

“It just wouldn’t be Christmas or New Years without….”

“It’s not so bad we will get through the holidays first.”

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1-829-932-0123 today for

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Addiction treatment and life after treatment

Treatment for addiction and the life afterwards 

Accepting you have an addiction and reaching out for help is difficult, and only the first step on your way to recovering. Going to an addiction treatment facility will help you gain the tools to abstain from mind altering substances. But if you don’t learn how to use these tools and apply them to your life you may never enjoy all the great things that life has to offer. Life will still have its challenges but with a clear mind and conscience, and the tools learnt in treatment you can deal with any curveball life throws your way. Life is and can be awesome and amazing.

Life is limitless when you aren’t living in the fog of addiction. The big book of AA lists the “promises” that are available to all if they follow the steps and guidance required to a healthy life. These aren’t extravagant promises and they may take time to realize them all in your own life. But they will come true if you take the basic steps to work towards them. Continue reading Addiction treatment and life after treatment

Addictions treatment, Resort environment

Addictions treatment in a resort environment

If you are looking for help to overcome your addiction a new option is available.  Always Hope is a new treatment facility located near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

We offer North American based addictions treatment in a resort environment set along the beautiful north coast of the Dominican Republic.We have a top Canadian counsellor who has based the program on the 12 steps but also helps teach you how to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life without the use of any mind altering substance.

If you need to get away from your toxic environment and want help to acquire the tools necessary to deal with your substance abuse issues we at Always Hope would love to help.  We have first class facilities (pool, private rooms, maid service, lush vegetation) and the climate can’t be beat. Admitting you need help is a huge obstacle to overcome, so why not make it feel like a mini vacation.

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Am I addicted

Am I addicted?

You’re addicted when you’re no longer in control of what u use. You can get mental and / or physical dependence. Psychological dependency is when you are getting a strong desire for the product and you can not feel comfortably without it.

Physical dependence is particularly apparent habituation and withdrawal symptoms. Habituation means that the body gets used to the drug and are increasingly required to achieve the desired effect.

Withdrawal symptoms are the physical reactions to reduce or discontinue use. Often these withdrawal symptoms are not pleasant at all. One of the reasons people start using drugs again.

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Addiction treatment in the Caribbean

Addiction treatment works best if you are not in your own environment.

We started an addiction treatment center in the heart of the Caribbean, in our own little paradise, the Dominican Republic.

Here is no distraction, a complete new life, away from everything you know or that might disturb you. We are located at the beautiful North Coast, in the surroundings of Puerto Plata. This location goes hand-in-hand with the programs we offer. The Dominican Republic has lots to offer in the form of activities on your road to recovery. There are many water sports such as surfing, there are amazing golf course’s and plenty of natural adrenaline rushes to be enjoyed. If you just want to sit by the pool, or at the beach in your free time we provide the time to relax and recuperate. We want the process of healing your mind, body and spirit to be as easy a journey as possible and so you will not be confined to the treatment facilities. If you want to enjoy all the great things life can offer join us at Always Hope where we can help you get the life back that you always dreamed of.

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