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Willpower is the Wrong Word

February 27, 2019

What is Willpower? The definition of willpower is “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses”. At SCHC, we believe that we are the authors of our own lives. It’s just a matter of finding
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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

February 20, 2019

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure
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How Addiction Affects Families

February 13, 2019

Typical Family Reactions are Normal and Understandable To understand how addiction affects the family, it is helpful to first examine the relationship of your loved one in active addiction with the drug. According to the medical
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Grief & Stigma – When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

February 6, 2019

Grief I lost two friends to drugs and alcohol recently. One of them I’d known since high school. We weren’t close anymore, but my memories of him are fond. He was a good kid, and
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SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

January 4, 2019

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,
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What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Alcohol?

May 11, 2018

One of the most common questions people have when they are ready to seek help for their addictions is, “what happens to your body when you detox from alcohol?” To start off, let’s discuss the
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How can I help my Loved one who is Struggling with Addiction?

April 11, 2018

We are often contacted by people asking for information to help their loved ones who are struggling with addiction. Most of them are simply asking where they should start. Finding treatment can be a very
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I have done many kinds of personal development over the years and I would say that the weekend that I spent at the Sunshine Coast Health Center was the best (I could have saved myself a lot of money). It was just the boost I needed for this transitional period of my life. I have already started on my goals and I am so excited about the future. No matter what happens with myself and John I know life will be good. Keep doing what you do. There is nothing like helping people to learn to love themselves again!

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