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

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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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COVID-19 | In the News

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

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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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Boundaries

The Importance of Boundaries

The Importance of Boundaries I have been exploring boundaries: my own, the ones I see and respect from my loved ones, and conversations around boundaries. What does it mean to someone else to place boundaries?

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Nutrition | Our Program | Our Staff

Say Hello to Our Nutritionist

Meet Sarah Image Source: Sarah S. Hooff Nutrition Consulting Sarah – a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Consultant, and a wonderful addition to the Sunshine Coast Health Centre/Georgia Straight Women’s Clinic team. Considering herself lucky

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happiness

Happier Together: International Day of Happiness

Happier Together – International Day of Happiness It was International Day of Happiness on March 20th and it seems like it came it went without much notice considering everything else going on in the world.

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Drug & Alcohol Education

The Truth About Alcohol Spending vs. Consumption

Have you ever stopped to add up what you spend on alcohol each week? Each month? How about in a year? For some, there are unique financial concerns and considerations when it comes to spending

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Coping Skills

How to Maintain Wellness in Addiction Recovery

Wellness, a bit of a hot topic. The concept of optimal living is a growing trend, with a lot to offer. Studies show that with a balance of wellness we tend to lead a better

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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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Willpower is the Wrong Word

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

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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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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How Addiction Affects Families

Typical Family Reactions are Normal and Understandable To understand how addiction affects the family, it is helpful to first examine the relationship of your loved one in active addiction with the drug. According to the medical

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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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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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