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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni

On the Road Again to Support Addiction Recovery in Calgary and Edmonton

Visiting Sunshine Coast Health Center Alumni 7 Years Post-Recovery! I’m back in the throes of adventures with our alumni and it’s pretty exciting stuff! I was back on the road (literally), driving from Powell River

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery

Exhale, Breathe, Recover: Recovery from Addictions in Vancouver

I was on my way back from Alberta and knew that the “Men Being Honest” meeting was happening. I also knew that the gracious host of these meetings over the last 6 years was doing

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni

John’s 4 Year Soberversary

Courageous is just one of the words I use to describe John and his recovery. I’ll also use determined, motivated, goal-driven, and compassionate. I applaud his ability to really know himself and what he needs.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

First Time Back – Kelowna Tribute

So, I’m boarding a plane at the YYZ and I’m now really thinking about the absence of a truly amazing man and alumni. I attended his funeral this April and this is the first Kelowna

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submission: A Client, a Calgarian, and a New Man

Back to Calgary with a healthier mind, healthier heart, healthier body and I’m excited to take on the world again! People have been asking me what is the most valuable thing I learned while at

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Alumni | Life at SCHC | Uncategorized

New Westminster Alumni Dinner

I heard them loud and clear. I was told that it was hard for some of our guys to push against traffic to get to the Downtown dinners – especially those that lived anywhere past

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files VII – Final Thoughts

It’s the end of a 6-month venture of traveling across this great country and I’m heading into the pause of summer, for traveling that is. Back up in September! There are quite often so many

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files VI – Firehall 8

In the middle of my Saskatoon trip, I got to hang out with the fellas at Firehall #8. I was asked to join them for lunch, a tour, a long day of visits, laughter, and

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files IV – Edmonton and the Battle of Alberta

A Quiet Meal The playoffs were on the night I had hosted the Edmonton dinner. I’m sure that’s enough said since Pittsburgh ended up winning the cup that night. I was cheering for the Predators

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files III – Rainy Days Dinner & Dancing in the Rain

He forewarned me about the soggy weather that was making it’s way to Calgary. I woke up to greyer skies than the ‘wet’ coast. It was actually the perfect day to get some extra work

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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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