Category: Bill Wilson


12 Steps of AA | Abstinence | Addiction Research & Theories | Bill Wilson | Dr. Paul Wong | Meaning and Purpose | Non 12 Step | Paul Wong

Is AA For Me? What Other Treatment Options Are There?

Is AA for you? Different people respond to different drug rehab models, but in this blog we’ll do our best to help compare your options. What is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as AA, is

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Research & Theories | Bill Wilson | Movies on Addiction | Stigmatization

I’m Out of Control and Defective: Dominant Narratives of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

It’s very interesting that most research in the addiction field—at least, research in the US and Canada, — ends up with the same conclusion. Here’s the conclusion… The drug takes over the person, leaving them

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Abstinence | Bill Wilson | Meaning and Purpose | Our Philosophy | Victor Frankl

Transformed Man and the Appeal of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more. . . . He became as good a friend . . . and as good a person, as the good old city

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alcohol | Bill Wilson | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Treatment Philosophy

How Sunshine Coast Health Center Interprets the 12 Steps of AA

Bill Wilson, the legendary co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, would find the program at Sunshine Coast Health Center (“Sunshine Coast”) very much to his liking. Sunshine Coast interprets addiction and recovery in the same spirit as Wilson did, the

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Bill Wilson | Geoff Thompson | Irvin Yalom | Videos

Do the Next Right Thing – Taking Action in Recovery (4 of 4)

“I TOOK A LONG, DEEP BREATH AND WONDERED AS USUAL, WHERE TO START. YOU START WHERE YOU ARE, IS THE SECRET OF LIFE. YOU DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING YOU CAN SEE. THEN THE NEXT.”

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12 Steps of AA | Bill Wilson

Just Go To Meetings: Is It Enough?

Program Director, Geoff Thompson, discusses the commonly held belief that just going to meetings is enough for a fulfilling recovery. Geoff argues, however, that the real power in meetings is to get involved, get connected

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Bill Wilson | Victor Frankl

Alumni Testimonials: What We Can Learn From Their Struggles

When we ask clients what an addiction is, they provide any number of answers: “It’s a disease”; “It’s not a disease, I just made bad choices”; “It’s a bad habit”; “I was irresponsible”; and so

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Addiction Treatment Help | Bill Wilson | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Uncategorized | Victor Frankl

Addiction and the Concept of Time

Many psychotherapists and counsellors prefer not to work with those with addictions because of frequent lateness and no-shows of addicted clients. In this article, Geoff suggests that this tendency may not just be the narcissistic tendencies of addicts but also their distorted sense of time.

12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Bill Wilson | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Workplace Substance Abuse

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace: Finding Meaning and Purpose

Program Director, Geoff Thompson, discusses why it is so important to find work that is satisfying and gives a sense of achievement and how to do it even in uncertain times. Bill Wilson is profiled

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Bill Wilson | Drug Prevention | Geoff Thompson

Drug Prevention: What’s Good About Drugs?

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of addressing what some perceive as the “benefits” of drug use and finding these same benefits in sober recovery.

Bill Wilson | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Connecting with the Universe

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the need for some people to feel connected to something larger and the theory that this can lead some people to drug use.

Addiction Research & Theories | Bill Wilson | Geoff Thompson | Life at SCHC | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Alcoholics Anonymous & Disease

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the disease model and the controversial theory of addiction as a disease with a biological basis.


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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