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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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