Do you feel like an outsider at home, with friends, at work? Sunshine Coast recognizes the importance of reconnecting with others in the recovery process.
Are you afraid of going to treatment? At Sunshine Coast, we know that getting help is not an easy decision to make. That is why we're committed to giving you a sense of control every step of the way.
Has life become meaningless, monotonous, and boring? Sunshine Coast defines addiction as a response to a life that lacks meaning and purpose. Your stay with us is designed to uncover your passion for living again.
Recovering from addiction is more than just being clean and sober. In fact, it's more than merely healing from the past; we're also committed to your personal growth and helping you pursue the dreams you've set aside.
At Sunshine Coast, we find that many of our clients turn to addiction in response to a feeling of separateness, or disconnection from others. This seems to hold true regardless of age, income, or drug of choice. As a result, Sunshine Coast has intentionally designed a program where connection with others is emphasized.
For example, clients benefit from the intimacy of an all-male peer group. Daily recreation and social events further reinforce the importance of friendship. Family, too, is emphasized at Sunshine Coast with free Family & Couples Program and Online Support. Finally, staff at Sunshine Coast are valued as much (if not more) for their ability to relate to clients than their job skills. Our personal commitment to clients doesn't stop when they leave treatment: two full-time Client Care Managers and a full-time Social Media Coordinator help clients stay connected.
Throughout their stay with us, clients are encouraged to take control of their treatment plan. Clients have shown us that when we involve them in designing their treatment plan, they have a greater sense of ownership, not only in their plan, but in their long-term recovery. As a result, no two treatment plans at Sunshine Coast are the same because we recognize that no two clients are the same. Fortunately, staffing and programming are sufficiently flexible to allow clients multiple paths to recovery.
Philosophically, our approach at Sunshine Coast emphasizes the capacities of clients to take control of their lives, regardless of circumstances or personal and social limitations. Clients learn that control is possible when they, as human beings, take existential responsibility for their situation, their suffering, and their destiny. This is wholly different than moral responsibility, or blame, which only leads to a sense of guilt for past wrongdoings and a reinforced sense of hopelessness. In other words, our version of responsibility means that clients are the author of their lives, able to "rewrite" their story and go forward with a sense of possibility for the future.
It is important to recognize that most treatment centres resist the idea of giving clients control over their treatment. Sunshine Coast is decidedly non-12 Step in this respect, preferring that clients be free to solve their own problems rather than be directed by a counsellor acting as "expert authority figure." Ultimately, Sunshine Coast assumes that that clients are the best experts on themselves and, given the right conditions, can realize their potential.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
At Sunshine Coast, we recognize that clients must first have a reason to stop using drugs or alcohol. Without a reason, clients are likely to simply go through the motions, struggle with boredom and, eventually, relapse. Furthermore, Sunshine Coast recognizes that reasons that focus on fear are only effective in the short-term.
Instead, our meaning-centered approach focuses on long-term aspirations such as intimate relatedness with friends and family and a fulfilling career. In other words, clients at Sunshine Coast explore recovery from the perspective of a life of possibility over avoidance. Once a client finds his purpose, we have noticed that the motivation to go to meetings, eat healthy and exercise regularly comes naturally.
Sunshine Coast has designed a program that helps clients manage their lives more effectively. Like other programs, clients at Sunshine Coast learn to deal with immediate concerns (for example, alcohol cravings), environmental issues (for example, dealing with drug-using friends), and personal issues (anger, depression, and anxiety). Furthermore, our therapy provides avoidance strategies, such as techniques for decreasing anger or anxiety.
We believe, however, that effective treatment is not just about coping, or even just healing, but also about growth. The staff at Sunshine Coast know that successful recovery is more than just a life free of problems. Instead, our program is designed to help clients overcome personal barriers that are keeping them from realizing their full potential.
We offer on-site alcohol withdrawal and drug detox so that clients don't need to withdraw on their own. Drugs that we treat include crack cocaine and painkillers such as Oxycontin. Whether it’s for drug or alcohol detoxification, all clients start their treatment in our medical unit, which is staffed with nurses, a physician, and psychiatrist.
Sunshine Coast believes that involving the family in the recovery process is critical. That is why we offer complimentary participation in the regularly scheduled family & couples program. In addition, clinical staff provides ongoing support for family members while their loved one is in treatment - even after they return home.
In our experience, we find that loved ones who participate in these programs have a significant advantage over others who choose not to participate. By changing the family dynamic at home, all family members have a higher likelihood of healing and growth after clients return home from treatment.
For more information visit the Family & Couples Programs & Services page.
We understand the destructive nature of drug addiction. Our drug rehab program uses a non-12-step methodology of empowerment, customizing the program to the needs of you, the client, and your family. We partner with you in your recovery from drugs from an initial free consultation to enrollment in our drug rehab program to detox to ongoing support after you return home.
Sunshine Coast Health Center also offers mental health services in addition to addiction rehab. All clients are provided with initial medical and psychiatric assessments as well as ongoing access to medical and mental health services (psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, and masters level counselors) during their stay.
Getting fit and being active is a great way to start recovery. Sunshine Coast is committed to having clients adopt a healthy lifestyle - a key component to success. Sunshine Coast provides clients with access to onsite fitness and recreation services, as well as scheduled outings to local leisure areas. By working with our kinesiologist, clients can begin to develop the skills necessary to make health and wellness part of their lifestyle after they return home.
Sunshine Coast Health Center is not just for addiction treatment: we also treat mental health issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Call us toll-free 1(866) 487-9010 and ask us about our trauma program.
We are one of Canada's top alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation centres. Located in Powell River, British Columbia, we are a men-only, non-twelve-step rehab program serving Vancouver, Victoria, and all of British Columbia. Clients seeking quality residential rehab and detox also come from Edmonton or Calgary in Alberta as well as cities like Toronto.
At Sunshine Coast Health Center, we welcome the opportunity to be different than other residential drug rehabilitation programs in Canada. Some of the innovations we have adopted since our opening in 2004 include:
1. A Non-Traditional Treatment Model - utilizes an approach that integrates non-12 Step, research-based practices, including medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and positive existential psychotherapy. We are an abstinence-based program that is not based on the disease model of addiction.Learn More