Category: Addiction Treatment Help


Alcohol | Alcohol Policy | COVID-19 | In the News

You Can Thank Heavy Drinkers for Liquor Stores Staying Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All Provincial Governments in Canada Have Designated Liquor Stores as Essential Services To close or not to close? Provincial governments across Canada have been faced with the difficult task of deeming some services as essential

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Addiction Treatment Help | Alcohol

The Pain Caused By The Stigma Surrounding ‘High-Functioning’ Addiction

Nowadays, it seems like appearance is everything in current society. The rise of social media use continues to create dangerous perceptions of what happiness and success are suppose to look like. But the truth is,

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Addiction Treatment Help

Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 3): Hypnotherapy

Has Something Traumatic Happened? Lingering mental anguish can easily be cited as the reason why we aren’t thriving in our day to day lives. Having to constantly battle an onslaught of negative and distressing mental

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Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Process Addictions | Videos

Family Intervention: Getting Help for a Loved One Who Won’t Stop Using Drugs or Alcohol

At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we often get calls from family members who are looking for help for a loved one. The only problem is the loved one often doesn’t want to get help, so

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Addiction Tests | Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Process Addictions

The 3 Cs of Addiction Test: Are You Addicted?

Sunshine Coast Health Center recommends a simple test called the ‘3 Cs of Addiction’ since it is quick and easy to administer.

Addiction Research & Theories | Addiction Treatment Help

Do Clients in Addiction Treatment Need to be Controlled?

Popular portrayals of people suffering from addictions show them as untrustworthy or incapable of making healthy decisions. They assume that anyone with an addiction is a liar or con artist. There’s even an old joke

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Charitable Programs

There is a special category of private treatment. It’s called charitable. This means there are fees, but they are not like the higher fees associated with private treatment. The fees are usually no more than

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Treatment Help | In the News

Where is the Oversight?

I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the private addiction treatment system in British Columbia recently. A number of national news stories, on a number of different subjects, have drawn the attention of Canadians

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Addiction Treatment Help

The Success Rates of a Drug Rehab & Alcohol Treatment

In mainstream addiction treatment throughout Canada, a popular idea is that it is pass/fail. Either a person successfully completes treatment and abstains from substances/alcohol or they return to using, having not learned anything at all (which

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Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Shame and Guilt

What to Do When A Loved One Wants to Quit Addiction Treatment

For the families we are privileged to meet, starting residential drug rehabilitation can be a roller coaster of emotions. Starting treatment is really about widespread change since, by the time we get involved, addiction has progressed to

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Geoff Thompson | Movies on Addiction

4 Ways to Find a Sense of Belonging in Addiction Recovery

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Center, recommends four ways to find a sense of belonging for those in recovery from addictions.

Addiction Treatment Help | Motivation

Addiction Operates at a Deep Level

We’ve talked before in the online program about weak effect of our current mainstream treatments on long-term recovery. When scientists say that we have effective therapies, they don’t mean that 75% of clients will never

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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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