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
A key characteristic of alcohol and drugs is that they alter our states of consciousness. As obvious as this is, it is amazing that few people bother even talking about it. What we read and
The addiction treatment community has long since argued for and against the notion that individuals with addictions are ‘powerless’. Proponents tend to be traditional 12 Step treatment programs, physicians, and psychiatrists while those opposed tend to
Dreaming Under a Douglas Fir Amidst the unseasonably early heat of the weekend, my friends and I found refuge in the shade of a mature Douglas fir in a local elementary school’s playground. We were
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares Victor Frankl’s 3 steps to finding spirituality and meaning in life: Attitude, Experience & Creativity.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses one of the keys to spirituality being a sense of hope which goes hand in hand with the importance of hope in addiction recovery.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses spirituality as a benevolent force along with the belief that if you can tap into this force, your life will improve.
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the difficulty of defining what spirituality really is.
By Geoff Thompson Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Spirituality is a hot topic today. Bookstores are filled with works on ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Purpose-driven life’, Ekert Tolle’s and Wayne Dyer’s bestsellers, and so on. In this