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Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and drugs don’t mix. While this warning will be on every prescription label we find that many of our clients ignore it and mix the two. This can be a deadly cocktail which begins innocently. Example: someone is accustomed to having a glass of wine in the evening then they have an accident that requires a
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Private Addiction

There are certain people who are on a downward spiral. They wear their alcoholism and addictions like badges of courage. Then there’s quiet alcoholics or addicts? The ones who stay below the radar? Imagine. They have to feed their addictions while maintaining an outward image that everything is normal. They have to be living a life
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Christian based and more

We’re often asked if Bayshore Retreat is a Christian based drug and alcohol treatment center. The answer is YES, and it’s more than that. Some treatment centers use this as their program with prayer or 12 step meetings as their idea of counseling. Bayshore Retreat’s non-12 step program is different. We believe that Spirituality is
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Marijuana – Good or Bad?

“What’s wrong with Marijuana? While there are some medicinal benefits for some people, let’s not forget that IT’S ILLEGAL at least in all but three states. It’s also dangerous – before we get into the health issues let’s consider the dangers of using and getting it. Today’s marijuana may be blended with other ingredients that can
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Work while in rehab

You’re a business person who can’t afford time away from work. Bring your lap top and cell phone. Problem solved. Clients at Bayshore Retreat love the fact that they can bring their lap top and cell phone and stay in touch with family and business while taking care of personal business. We believe it’s important that
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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drugs Are More Deadly Than Car Accidents, Guns, and Suicide. Imagine the number today, when in 2014 more than 100 people died each day in the U.S. because of prescription drugs. Painkiller addiction is a well-known celebrity health hazard,  with the likes of Winona Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mathew Perry, and dozens more attributing
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How to handle Holiday party drinking?

Holidays and celebrations can be the hardest times for recovering alcoholics. So how do you attend these functions of life without being a ‘spoil sport’ or out cast? This has to begin with your attitude of the being a recovering addict. Acceptance that there’s a problem when you drink, so you’re not going to do it. At
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What is the success rate?

What is the success rate of your program is a frequently asked question? It’s also a difficult one to answer honestly. Today was a classic example of how difficult it is to be honest about success. I spoke with a previous client whom I’ve spoken with several times during the past year since she was at
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Healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction

A healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction begins with the acceptance that there is a problem. One could argue that this supports AA’s first step, which reads, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.”  On the contrary, many people in recovery regularly attend 12-step meetings and admit that they
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