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
I was intrigued by a recent CNN feature that mentioned an experiment performed by NHK, a Japanese news station. The experiment wanted to see if buffets contributed to the spread of viruses on cruise ships.
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
Sometimes Emotional Support is Not Enough Today I received a call from a woman (I will call her “Barb”) who said her husband “Steve” needed addiction treatment. Barb explained that Steve had checked into a
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic As someone who works in addiction treatment, I am saddened by our political leaders’ ongoing lack of urgency in response to the opioid overdose crisis. Canada’s other public health emergency,
I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the private addiction treatment system in British Columbia recently. A number of national news stories, on a number of different subjects, have drawn the attention of Canadians
When Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away this past Sunday at the age of 75, the addiction treatment industry lost a friend. Wayne spoke frequently on addiction. He spoke from the heart. His father, an alcoholic,
The news media serves an important role in society when they not only report, but also help explain current events. The suicide of actor Robin Williams is a case in point. Judging by the extensive
A recent story featured on CBS News cited research that finds middle-aged adults who consume a diet high in animal proteins are at risk for increased health problems and 4 times more likely to die
Recently, a CBC News article described a fairly unknown harm reduction method called a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP). While this article highlighted an initiative operating in Amsterdam, there are a few of these programs taking place
As a private addiction treatment provider, Sunshine Coast Health Center pays close attention to developments in the treatment industry. The merger of Hazelden and Betty Ford Center is a story that we’ve been following closely.