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
As part of national health policies that address substance use and addiction at all levels, school drug prevention programs are components visible in almost every school district in Canada. Whether in Toronto or Vancouver, Calgary
Treatment information for drug, alcohol, and process addiction is now available in vast amounts online. We’ve come along way from addiction being the giant elephant in our society’s room to offering resources and support for
With the weather heating up, it’s a sign that people across Canada can start emerging from their winter hibernation and begin engaging in some of their favourite past-times – camping, swimming, beach lounging, hiking, gardening,
New research is providing further support for scrapping the ineffective Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) prevention program. In the study, led by clinical psychologist Patricia Conrod, teacher-led interventions with teenage problem drinkers were found to be significantly more effective
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares what she has found to be the most common mistakes people make in early addiction recovery.
By Geoff Thompson, MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center We can learn a lot about addiction and recovery from our current fare of drug prevention programs. Here are some statistics: According to a
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares why it is so important to have a strong after-care plan and support network after addiction treatment.
By Cathy Patterson-Sterling, MA, RCC Director of Family Services, Sunshine Coast Health Center The “make sure you look both ways before you cross the street” safety talk, the “Birds and Bees” and “where do babies