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Fall is Here

Jaymie Bryan Jaymie Bryan

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

Avatar Erika Davies

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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3 Keys to Wellness in Recovery

by John Newport, Ph.D. I like to define wellness as a dynamic process of taking charge of our health and striving to attain optimal health and well-being at all levels of our lives.  I firmly

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Boredom in Addiction Recovery: Three Tips to Living Creatively

In his book, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, noted psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains “flow” and the author, Geoff Thompson, considers its implications for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Exploring Addiction

The Virtue of Selfishness for People with Addictions

Selfishness , paradoxically, can contribute to addiction but, in reco

Addiction Treatment Help

The Real Advantages of Paying for Residential Addiction Treatment

Just because you are paying for private addiction treatment doesn’t guarantee that you are getting treatment that is better than what you would receive in government-funded treatment. This article explores the real benefit of paying for addiction treatment.

Exploring Addiction

A Relapse is No Accident

Terence Gorski explains why alcohol or drug relapses aren’t slips, or accidents.

Exploring Addiction

A New Report Shows What Canadians Think About Addiction

CMA has published a report card on health care that surveyed approximately 1000 Canadians on their attitudes toward health care, particularly mental health care. The findings show Canadians are ambivalent about people with mental illness and addiction problems but also shows support for professional treatment for these same individuals.

Life at SCHC

Evoking Humility in Clients and the Use of Confrontation in Treatment: A Classic Example of When the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

Confrontation has often been used in traditional addiction treatment to evoke humility and motivation but it usually creates far more harm than good.

Life at SCHC

The Benefits of Ending the Power Struggle between Clients and Staff

The author argues that treatment centers that want to have a closer working relationship with clients need to first be willing to give up holding onto power and control.

Life at SCHC

How We Deal With Clients Who Relapse Multiple Times

This article discusses how Sunshine Coast Health Center has ‘grown up’ regarding clients who relapse.

Exploring Addiction

Crisis and Addiction Treatment: Danger and Opportunity All Rolled Into One

At Sunshine Coast Health Center, we follow up with clients after they complete addiction treatment and return home. Sometimes clients receive a call from Darren, Sunshine Coast Alumni Coordinator, while other times it’s an email

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Exploring Addiction

Famous Artists and Addiction

Some of the finest artists in the world are recovering addicts: Eric Clapton (blues guitarist), Steven Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith), Jean Cocteau (film director), Eugene O’ Neill (playwright), Drew Barrymore (actor), Stephen King (novelist), and

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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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