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Good Addiction Treatment is About Giving Clients Options

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

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Co-Occurring Disorders | Geoff Thompson

Addiction & Recovery: Faith

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of having faith in early recovery. Not necessarily religious faith, but the faith to give up control and believe that things will

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Co-Occurring Disorders | Family Addiction Help | Videos

Addiction and Families: Prescribed Medications in Recovery

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.

Addiction Research & Theories | Co-Occurring Disorders | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Attitude

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.

Addiction Research & Theories | Alcohol | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Mental Health Issues

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses addiction and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.

12 Steps of AA | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Resilience | Trauma | Victor Frankl

Addiction and Mental Health Issues

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

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Addiction Research & Theories | Addiction Treatment Help | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Trauma

Trauma and Addiction

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

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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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