Jaymie Bryan
About Jaymie Bryan

Client Care Manager

Since 2011, Jaymie has worked with clients at Sunshine Coast Health Center, creating an environment for clients that supports their needs. Jaymie has also battled and conquered substance abuse issues of her own and understands the dynamics of what it takes to be successful, healthy and happy. In 2011 she received an Addiction’s Careworker Diploma through McMaster University and continues to pursue her education in Counselling Psychology.

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Fall is Here

Fall is here. Summer is over. Kids are back in school. It’s time to get back on the road. Every summer always goes by so fast and every end of summer I am excited about

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni

On the Road Again to Support Addiction Recovery in Calgary and Edmonton

Visiting Sunshine Coast Health Center Alumni 7 Years Post-Recovery! I’m back in the throes of adventures with our alumni and it’s pretty exciting stuff! I was back on the road (literally), driving from Powell River

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery

Exhale, Breathe, Recover: Recovery from Addictions in Vancouver

I was on my way back from Alberta and knew that the “Men Being Honest” meeting was happening. I also knew that the gracious host of these meetings over the last 6 years was doing

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni

John’s 4 Year Soberversary

Courageous is just one of the words I use to describe John and his recovery. I’ll also use determined, motivated, goal-driven, and compassionate. I applaud his ability to really know himself and what he needs.

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Calgary Alumni & Starbucks

There is something to be said about Calgarians and their Starbucks coffee. It’s a total thing. Maybe it’s actually a thing everywhere, or perhaps it is that Starbucks has a store on every second city

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

The Best of New West and The Boathouse

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.

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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I

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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

Confessions at the Dinner Table

The alumni dinners are quite often light, breaking bread with one another, and casually intimate. This was by far one of the most vulnerable, honest and candid check-ins at our table. In the almost four

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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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