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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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.
Selfishness , paradoxically, can contribute to addiction but, in reco
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.
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.
Confrontation has often been used in traditional addiction treatment to evoke humility and motivation but it usually creates far more harm than good.
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.
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This article discusses how Sunshine Coast Health Center has ‘grown up’ regarding clients who relapse.