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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Family Addiction Help | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse

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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Addiction and Society | Exploring Addiction | Relapse Prevention

Addiction, Recovery, and the Dark Side

Those with addictions are famous for living in the dark side of life. For thousands of years, artists and thinkers have described the lives of the intoxicated as unhealthy, achieving nothing, an affront to good

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Boundaries | Family Addiction Help | Parenting | Relapse Prevention | Relationships

Encouraging Authorship After Your Loved One Returns Home

We know that having authorship over one’s life is the only way to attain meaning and purpose in one’s life. We also know that the best way to stave off addiction is by leading a

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse

Relapse

As I sit here and write this blog… I come from a pretty low place. I am in the detox unit at Sunshine Coast Health Centre in beautiful BC and thankfully the worst of the

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Relapse | Relapse Prevention

Facts About Relapse

Facts About Relapse For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R word is a very scary word. If you have been to our Family Program weekend, you are probably much less scared

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Relapse | Relapse Prevention

Why do Clients Relapse After Treatment?

It’s curious that clients relapse after completing an addiction treatment program.   At the end of treatment, they’ve eaten healthy and nutritious food, caught up on sleep, seen the physician for physical ailments, and exercised.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Leading Experts | Relapse Prevention

Happiness in Recovery: More than Just Being Abstinent

Many of our online alumni support programs focus on “positive change.” By practicing these new ideas, clients learn to apply some of the leading-edge approaches in psychology developed by researchers who have recognized that being “disease-free”

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Relapse | Shame and Guilt

Relapse as Part of a Heroic Journey

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~T. S. Eliot (Little Gidding, from Four

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Relapse | Shame and Guilt

Changing the ‘Flat Earth’ Concept of Relapse

It takes a lot of courage to admit when we’re beat and need help. This is especially true for those struggling with addiction. After all, people with addictions don’t usually get much sympathy from the

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Alumni | Life at SCHC | Relapse

Dinner and Dinner Talk

The Walk I made it through the rain and windy weather to our alumni dinner. Although, my shoes didn’t fair so well. The Earl’s we eat at is located in the Bay Center and, having

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Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse Prevention | Relationships

Authorship and Shared Goals Needed in Relationships in Addiction and Recovery

The concept of a “shared-ends view” – a love where each partner shares in the other’s goals – can help adults whose relationships have been impacted by addiction. This concept suggests that the standard relationship

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Alumni | Life at SCHC | Relapse Prevention

Off the Beaten Path: Relapse Support in Vancouver, BC

Walks for Days I’m off, on foot, from my downtown hotel to a coffee and check-in with an ex-client. Vancouver’s city centre is beautiful. High rises, fast city steps, traffic lights and traffic. It’s rush

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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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