Alcohol

A Warning to Chronic Drinkers: Going “Cold Turkey” Can Kill You

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Chronic Drinkers and Harms Associated with Alcohol I was recently prompted to write this article after receiving a call from a chronic drinker, “Sean” (not his real name). Sean was scheduled for admission for his

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Our Philosophy | Our Program

Why Maturity is a Basic Admission Requirement at Sunshine Coast

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Martin’s Story The other day I took a call from a mother (I will call her “Stacey”) whose 34-year-old son (“Martin”) was struggling with alcohol and living in her basement. Martin had a long history

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse | Relapse Prevention

What to do During a Slip or Relapse

Avatar Dana Percy

No matter how committed you are to your recovery, relapses or slips are realities that are best prepared for. As a part of recovery, relapse is often seen as an important stepping stone of the

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Addiction Research & Theories | Stigmatization

Alcohol Use Disorder In Families: It’s Genetics, Not Destiny

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Sometimes, when you suffer from an alcohol use disorder, it’s not just one big thing that weighs you down.  It’s all of the little things that add up and make everyday life challenging.  It’s the

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Alcohol

A Warning to Chronic Drinkers: Going “Cold Turkey” Can Kill You

Chronic Drinkers and Harms Associated with Alcohol I was recently prompted to write this article after receiving a call from a chronic drinker, “Sean” (not his real name). Sean was scheduled for admission for his

Read More

Our Philosophy | Our Program

Why Maturity is a Basic Admission Requirement at Sunshine Coast

Martin’s Story The other day I took a call from a mother (I will call her “Stacey”) whose 34-year-old son (“Martin”) was struggling with alcohol and living in her basement. Martin had a long history

Read More

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse | Relapse Prevention

What to do During a Slip or Relapse

No matter how committed you are to your recovery, relapses or slips are realities that are best prepared for. As a part of recovery, relapse is often seen as an important stepping stone of the

Read More

Addiction Research & Theories | Stigmatization

Alcohol Use Disorder In Families: It’s Genetics, Not Destiny

Sometimes, when you suffer from an alcohol use disorder, it’s not just one big thing that weighs you down.  It’s all of the little things that add up and make everyday life challenging.  It’s the

Read More

COVID-19 | In the News

NHK’s Food Buffet Experiment and Changes We’ve Made in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

I was intrigued by a recent CNN feature that mentioned an experiment performed by NHK, a Japanese news station. The experiment wanted to see if buffets contributed to the spread of viruses on cruise ships.

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Alcohol | Alcohol Policy | COVID-19 | In the News

You Can Thank Heavy Drinkers for Liquor Stores Staying Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All Provincial Governments in Canada Have Designated Liquor Stores as Essential Services To close or not to close? Provincial governments across Canada have been faced with the difficult task of deeming some services as essential

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Addiction Treatment Help | Alcohol

The Pain Caused By The Stigma Surrounding ‘High-Functioning’ Addiction

Nowadays, it seems like appearance is everything in current society. The rise of social media use continues to create dangerous perceptions of what happiness and success are suppose to look like. But the truth is,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Family Addiction Help

The Heart of our Family Support Services

Meet Carissa Carissa Muth has worked with Sunshine Coast Health Centre in a number of capacities over the years ranging from Primary Counsellor to her more recent title of Family Support Liason. She has worked

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COVID-19 | Public Policy

COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Address the Pandemic of Loneliness

Sometimes Emotional Support is Not Enough Today I received a call from a woman (I will call her “Barb”) who said her husband “Steve” needed addiction treatment. Barb explained that Steve had checked into a

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Our Staff

Celebrating National Nursing Week at Sunshine Coast Health Centre

“Not all superheroes wear capes” as the old saying goes.  Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week (May 11-17, 2020) by honoring our incredible nursing team here at Sunshine Coast Health Centre. Even though they

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COVID-19 | Public Policy

A Tale of Two Public Health Emergencies: A Comparison of the Opioid Overdose Crisis and COVID-19 Pandemic

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic As someone who works in addiction treatment, I am saddened by our political leaders’ ongoing lack of urgency in response to the opioid overdose crisis. Canada’s other public health emergency,

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EMDR | Hypnotherapy | Our Program | Our Staff

Meet Quyn: Our EMDR and Hypnotherapy Wonder Woman

Meet Quyn I find Quyn’s door open, she is sitting at her desk working at her computer. Her office is quiet, relaxed, and I am greeted by her very friendly dog, Essie. Essie is Quyn’s

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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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