Category: Alumni


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

Travel Eastbound & Downtown

Flight or write My travels to meet up with our alumni are always with great joy. As I write this on flight heading east towards Toronto I feel a real sense of accomplishment and hope.

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

Le Voyage Victoria

It was a beautiful drive along the coast to get to my alumni destination on Vancouver Island – the vibrantly beautiful Victoria, BC. Everything in full bloom, a bustle in the air, a warm breeze; it

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Alumni

Higher Hopes

Recovery, like life, should be treated not like a destination, but a journey. A journey with different paths, different directions, but the same desired outcome. A life freed from addiction. A life full of love

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life at SCHC | Our Program

The Power of our Alumni’s Stories

The trip home. Our alumnus, John, has come a long way. Eight months ago he stepped through SCHC’s doors. He was a different man then. He was tattered, beat up, and wore down on life.

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

Staying Sober Support Meetings

What a proud announcement I get to make! I have been working tirelessly with alumni in creating a safe and therapeutic meeting space that replicates that of SCHC. The idea is to have these support

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

Visiting our Alumni in Vancouver

As I walked onto WestJet Flight 3265 to leave Kelowna and it’s stifling hot day, I looked forward to the new memories that were ahead of me. Vancouver is a big city with a lot of our

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Alumni | Life at SCHC | Relapse Prevention | Relationships

Hello Kelowna!

It was time again for another trip to our province’s beautiful interior. So I set off on Pacific Coastal Airlines to get to Kelowna. As the plane started its descent, there was this stunning sunset

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Alumni | Life at SCHC | Nutrition | Our Staff

Cooking as Therapy

As you may have noticed, I speak of our clients as family members in many of my blogs; that Powell River and SCHC is their home away from home. I speak of the support, care, and concern

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni

Staying Sober in Calgary

The road was open, endless blue skies were in front of us and it was a surprising +15 degrees. On our journey to Calgary there was a lot of laughter and excitement and we were

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Alumni | Sober Sports

Sober Sports in Edmonton

It’s a brand new day in Edmonton. Up and atter first thing as it was Kye’s day with Sober Sports. The sun shone brightly and the endless blue skies made me miss home – just

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life at SCHC | Our Staff | Relapse Prevention

Staying Sober in Edmonton

As Kye and I took flight from the Comox airport to Edmonton (my hometown), I knew great things were about to happen. The premise of our trip was to accomplish two things: to launch an Edmonton

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Our Program

Me and You and the QE2

Off to Cowtown Nothing but cold pavement stretched out in front of us for as far as the eye could see. Receding brown snow hung on as the depths of winter were now in the

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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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