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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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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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Family Addiction Help

Slips Versus Relapses: Chartering The Forbidden Territory

In this article Cathy Patterson-Sterling highlights the importance of establishing boundaries when a loved one slips and how boundaries can often prevent the slide from slip to relapse.

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Help for Families: Staying Energized and Positive

By Cathy Patterson-Sterling, MA, RCC Now that we are, officially, in fall, we say good-bye to the long, hot evenings outside by the barbecue and and say hello to the short, rainy days of fall. One of our

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Books on Addiction | Exploring Addiction

An Ode to Old Books

Has a poem written by a lover of used books and some reference books for those looking for psychology, spirituality, and self-help classics.

Exploring Addiction

Exploring the Potential of Exercise as a Treatment to Addiction

A kinesiologist highlights the benefits of exercise for those who are struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Life at SCHC | Our Staff | Videos

What Happens to Clients After Detox?

In this video, Program Director Geoff Thompson describes what happens to clients in the weeks following their discharge from medical detox at Sunshine Coast Health Center. Clients in early addiction treatment can offen feel nervous

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Addiction Treatment Help | Life at SCHC

Expanding the Definition of Gender-Specific Treatment to Include Men

By Daniel Jordan I received an email the other day from a women’s-only drug treatment center in the United States. As I read the article entitled, “Women Find Success at Female-Only Addiction Treatment Programs,” it

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Books on Addiction | Exploring Addiction

Addiction and the Brain: What I Learned from Carlton Erickson

Highlights of a 3-hour presentation by noted researcher Dr. Carlton Erickson, Ph.D., talks about the neuroscience of addiction.

Life at SCHC

Minding the “Bubble”: Balancing Structure with Empowerment in Residential Treatment

Structure in a residential treatment setting has its pros and cons. While any well run organization thrives on structure, the need to control clients and their behaviour may be going too far. A balance between structure and empowering clients is a constant balancing act at Sunshine Coast Health Center.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment)

When In Recovery, Follow Your Bliss!

Geoff Thompson talks about the importance of following your bliss in recovery and introduces the reader to Joseph Campbell, the noted mythology expert.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment)

Action as the Key to Addiction Recovery

Geoff Thompson, Program Director of Sunshine Coast Health Center, explains why it is so important for clients of residential treatment to take action after they have returned to their home community.

Family Addiction Help

Developing Resiliency when a Family Member is Struggling with Addiction

Cathy Patterson-Sterling explains to families how the struggles of having a family member with an addiction makes one stronger, or more resilient. This is a strength that can be applied to others aspects of life.

Workplace Substance Abuse

New BC Drug Testing & Treatment Program Policy is a Step in the Right Direction

The Construction Labour Relations Association of BC (CLRA BC) and the Bargaining Council of BC Building Trades Unions are to be commended for recognizing the importance of having a safe, healthy, substance-free work place. After

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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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