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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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Alcohol | Alcohol Policy | COVID-19 | In the News

You Can Thank Heavy Drinkers for Liquor Stores Staying Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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All Provincial Governments in Canada Have Designated Liquor Stores as Essential Services To close or not to close? Provincial governments across Canada have been faced with the difficult task of deeming some services as essential

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Addiction Treatment Help | Alcohol

The Pain Caused By The Stigma Surrounding ‘High-Functioning’ Addiction

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Nowadays, it seems like appearance is everything in current society. The rise of social media use continues to create dangerous perceptions of what happiness and success are suppose to look like. But the truth is,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Family Addiction Help

The Heart of our Family Support Services

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Meet Carissa Carissa Muth has worked with Sunshine Coast Health Centre in a number of capacities over the years ranging from Primary Counsellor to her more recent title of Family Support Liason. She has worked

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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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Exploring Addiction

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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Books on Addiction | Exploring Addiction

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.

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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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