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About Jordan, Casey

Client Care Manager

Casey oversees all marketing for Sunshine Coast Health Center. She explores new ways to reach and engage with people online, coordinates content marketing, and develops ways to help SCHC maintain a visible and helpful online presence. Casey recently completed a Masters’ Degree in Professional Communication.

Addiction Treatment Help

Charitable Programs

There is a special category of private treatment. It’s called charitable. This means there are fees, but they are not like the higher fees associated with private treatment. The fees are usually no more than

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Life at SCHC

Connecting Over Music in Addiction Treatment

Soothing the Soul As many of our clients feel the fog lift and remember what they use to love to do – it never ceases to amaze me when I’m sitting in my office and

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories

Recovery from Addiction & Measuring Success

“Successful” recovery from drugs or alcohol should not be indicated solely by the number of days sober. It should be marked by quality of life indicators such as goals and accomplishments and mental, emotional, and

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Addiction Treatment Help

The Success Rates of a Drug Rehab & Alcohol Treatment

In mainstream addiction treatment throughout Canada, a popular idea is that it is pass/fail. Either a person successfully completes treatment and abstains from substances/alcohol or they return to using, having not learned anything at all (which

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Addiction Research & Theories

Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol as a Choice? Of Models and Non 12-Step Methodologies

Choice is Still the Popular Understanding Addiction to drugs and alcohol, in the past, has been referred to as a choice and, hence, a lack of willpower. As most have come to see (unfortunately, not

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Our Staff

Meet our Staff: Keith Martin

Can you tell us what you do at SCHC? Of course! My name is Keith Martin and I’ve been a support staff member here, at SCHC, for just over a year and a half. Examples

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Addiction and Society | Harm Reduction | In the News

Fentanyl FAQ

Rising Use We’ve been watching Fentanyl closely over the last 5 years and the effects of its use and easy accessibility are only increasing. This spike in Fentanyl use is part of a large evolution

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help

5 Ways of Making Sense of Adversity After Addiction

One question we commonly ask families and partners impacted by addiction as well as clients who have been in recovery for a long time is, “if you had the chance to change your life all over

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Drug & Alcohol Education | Drug Prevention | Public Policy

Banning Substances Won’t Curb Addiction

A combination of historical and cultural factors has brought us to the position that American and Canadian societies are in today regarding addiction, education, and healthcare. Influences from dominant religious groups (such as Protestantism) and

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Addiction Treatment Help | Non 12 Step

The Benefits of Individualized Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Dependency in Canada

In the beginning, addiction treatment looked similar to prison or a mental health facility (although probably called a psych ward). In fact, in many cases treatment was often used as an alternate route to jail

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Stigmatization

The Bigger Struggle with Saying Powerless, Addict, and Alcoholic

Correct and appropriate terms have always been an issue. What is politically correct? What is ethical and compassionate? What avoids shame and guilt? Multiple Professionals in the Addiction Industry With the addiction industry in Canada

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Relationships

Relationships in Addiction Recovery

Those suffering from addictions generally put a lot of focus on relationships. Charles Bukowski, the alcoholic author of Barfly, once said, “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should

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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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