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Fall is Here

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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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Willpower is the Wrong Word

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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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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Family Addiction Help | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse

Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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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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Cocaine Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Due to this, there are many cocaine treatment programs in Canada to choose from. Learn more here about what cocaine is, why it

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Addiction Treatment Help

Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 3): Hypnotherapy

Has Something Traumatic Happened? Lingering mental anguish can easily be cited as the reason why we aren’t thriving in our day to day lives. Having to constantly battle an onslaught of negative and distressing mental

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12 Steps of AA | Abstinence | Addiction Research & Theories | Bill Wilson | Dr. Paul Wong | Meaning and Purpose | Non 12 Step | Paul Wong

Is AA For Me? What Other Treatment Options Are There?

Is AA for you? Different people respond to different drug rehab models, but in this blog we’ll do our best to help compare your options. What is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as AA, is

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Vancouver, BC: The Epicentre of the Opioid Crisis

Western Canada Bearing the Brunt of the Opioid Crisis It’s no secret that Vancouver, BC is the epicentre of the opioid crisis in Canada. The city seems to be the canary in the coal mine.

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Drug & Alcohol Education

Legal and Street Opioids: Why Are They so Addictive?

The opioid crisis in Canada has been in the news for two years now, but many are still fuzzy on what drugs are classed as opioids. A lot of Canadians may be prescribed an opioid

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Harm Reduction | Non 12 Step

Does Suboxone Help Opioid Users Get Sober?

Evidence-Based Treatment At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we are constantly striving to be industry leaders in Canadian drug rehab and alcohol treatment. A large part of that is being an evidence-based facility. This means we

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Addiction Research & Theories

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that has been proven effective for trauma therapy and anxiety. It originated in California when psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro went for a walk in the

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Treatment Philosophy

Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 2): Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Has Something Traumatic Occurred? If something traumatic happened, then it probably had a big impact on you. Let’s talk about what’s next. At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we want to help you find your path

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Treatment Philosophy

Emotionally Focused Therapy and Tapping

There are many approaches to psychological therapy and it can be hard to know what method will be most beneficial for you. In the coming months, we will be covering different therapy techniques, outlining their

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Our Program

PTSD & Trauma Healing: EMDR – Part 1

Have You Experienced a Traumatic Event? If something traumatic happened, it probably has had a big impact on you and is possibly resulting in some post-traumatic stress. Let’s talk about what’s next. For the most

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Self Awareness

Figuring Out What to Do

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can

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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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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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