Category: Movies on Addiction


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4 Ways to Find a Sense of Belonging in Addiction Recovery

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Center, recommends four ways to find a sense of belonging for those in recovery from addictions.

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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 Approaches to Addiction Treatment

This blog is a shortened version of, program Director, Geoff’s original blog from meaning.ca What comes to mind when you hear addiction treatment or, more commonly, drug rehab? Does it involve someone’s life unravelling who

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Courage and Addiction: Facing Our Fears

In the movie Barfly based on the Charles Bukowski novel, the main character, Henry Chinaski, says that it is often difficult to be true to yourself. One of the things that Chinaski says is needed is

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Movies on Addiction | Shame and Guilt | Stigmatization

Flying High: An Analysis of the Film “Flight” – Part 3

Combine these themes into one broader concept and there is a more curious idea present. Why does one’s addiction or negatively viewed behaviour trump positive actions performed by that individual? While Whip’s frustration with the

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Meaning and Purpose | Motivation | Movies on Addiction | Relapse

Flying High: An Analysis of the Film “Flight” – Part 2

The second theme noticed in Flight is “continuous lying about one’s addiction”, one that is tightly intertwined with our first theme. Whip spends a lot of time tracking down crew members involved in the crash

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Flying High: An Analysis of the Film “Flight” – Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I saw the new movie “Flight” in theatres. As the social media coordinator for SCHC, I’m always looking for topics to talk about. Heads up: The following information may be

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Movies on Addiction | Responsibility

What Addicts Can Learn from Barfly

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC                                                          

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Addiction & Recovery: Meaning from Suffering

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about Victor Frankl’s theory that to be happy in life you have to figure out that suffering is a meaningful experience.

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Addiction & Recovery: What We Can Learn from Hollywood

Geoff Thompson recommends four Hollywood movies that do a good job of portraying addiction and the struggle to find meaning and purpose that is often at the heart of addiction.


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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