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Category: Addiction and Society


Addiction and Society | Death and Dying | Family Addiction Help | Stigmatization

Grief & Stigma – When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

Grief I lost two friends to drugs and alcohol recently. One of them I’d known since high school. We weren’t close anymore, but my memories of him are fond. He was a good kid, and

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Our Philosophy

SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,

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In the News

Vancouver, BC: The Epicentre of the Opioid Crisis

Western Canada Bearing the Brunt of the Opioid Crisis It’s no secret that Vancouver, BC is the epicentre of the opioid crisis in Canada. The city seems to be the canary in the coal mine.

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Drug & Alcohol Education

Legal and Street Opioids: Why Are They so Addictive?

The opioid crisis in Canada has been in the news for two years now, but many are still fuzzy on what drugs are classed as opioids. A lot of Canadians may be prescribed an opioid

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Drug & Alcohol Education | Uncategorized

What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Alcohol?

One of the most common questions people have when they are ready to seek help for their addictions is, “what happens to your body when you detox from alcohol?” To start off, let’s discuss the

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Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Process Addictions | Videos

Family Intervention: Getting Help for a Loved One Who Won’t Stop Using Drugs or Alcohol

At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we often get calls from family members who are looking for help for a loved one. The only problem is the loved one often doesn’t want to get help, so

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Addiction and Society

Wellness and Recovery

Wellness is common buzz word these days. Schools have “wellness centers”, employee assistance groups have “wellness programs”, and magazines and blogs regularly publish articles on the topic.

Addiction and Society

Worrying About Your Loved One In Addiction or Recovery

When you love someone who struggles with addiction, it is easy to get caught up in worrying about them. Where are they?

Addiction Tests | Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Process Addictions

The 3 Cs of Addiction Test: Are You Addicted?

Sunshine Coast Health Center recommends a simple test called the ‘3 Cs of Addiction’ since it is quick and easy to administer.

Addiction and Society | Exploring Addiction | Relapse Prevention

Addiction, Recovery, and the Dark Side

Those with addictions are famous for living in the dark side of life. For thousands of years, artists and thinkers have described the lives of the intoxicated as unhealthy, achieving nothing, an affront to good

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Exploring Addiction

Addiction & a Lack of Authorship

At SCHC, we assume that each adult is the author of his or her life. Even though we have limitations imposed on us, we’re still responsible to make decisions that dictate the quality of life

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment)

Addiction Talk

We’re talking far too much about addiction these days. How we talk about this thing called “addiction” has been radically transformed into something well beyond the simple fact of an individual using drugs. Addiction has

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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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