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
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,
One of the benefits of residential treatment is the many opportunities that clinical staff have to get acquainted with clients. Having a laugh over lunch, chatting during breaks, and working through issues in structured group and
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Last week, Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack following confirmation that police had obtained a video proving the allegation. A few days later, Mr. Ford hoped to minimize the consequences of using an
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how internalizing a label such as depression or bi-polar disorder can negatively affect an individual.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, offers a review of the disease vs. anti-disease debate regarding addiction, discussing researchers who do not agree that addiction is a disease.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the ongoing debate on whether or not addiction is a disease. He refers to Dr. Vaillant’s argument that there are beneficial reasons for classifying addiction as a disease.
By Geoff Thompson Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Several of the alumni have been asking recently about the biology of addiction. One asked whether eating sugar was a sign that one was still in
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the different bio-psycho-social elements that may contribute to addiction.
Carl Jung, in describing the case study of a client who was fixated on him as a father figure, unintentionally describes the experience of someone with an addiction.