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
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
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
“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
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
“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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.