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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I think one measure of a good addiction treatment program is its ability to address the unique needs of individual clients. Over the years, our program has evolved to handle just about any situation. There
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about mood-altering substances and why those in recovery may still require anti-depressants.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how internalizing a label such as depression or bi-polar disorder can negatively affect an individual.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses addiction and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.
By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Lots of men who have participated at Sunshine Coast Health Center struggle with things beyond addiction. Some typical challenges are depression, anxiety and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress
Modern war and major disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina have highlighted the horrendous effects of psychological trauma. Here are some rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): 23 percent in regions in Israel that