Category: Relapse Prevention


Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse | Relapse Prevention

What to do During a Slip or Relapse

No matter how committed you are to your recovery, relapses or slips are realities that are best prepared for. As a part of recovery, relapse is often seen as an important stepping stone of the

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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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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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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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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse Prevention

From Toronto to Vancouver to Abbotsford, our Alumni Support Meetings are off With a Bang!

Breaky and Good-bye It was that time again, to pack my bags and make the journey back to west coast BC. Home – there’s no place like it. Toronto treated me kindly, but it was time

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Meaning and Purpose | Relapse Prevention | Suffering

Suffering is Not a Bad Thing

The answer to the question, “What is suffering?” is complicated. It is not necessarily about pain, for example. Some people have reported that pain can be rewarding, such as mothers describing childbirth or athletes preparing

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Addiction and Society | Prevention | Relapse Prevention

Will a Vaccine Work?

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

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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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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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