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
Bill Wilson, the legendary co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, would find the program at Sunshine Coast Health Center (“Sunshine Coast”) very much to his liking. Sunshine Coast interprets addiction and recovery in the same spirit as Wilson did, the
Spring is in the Air Spring is undoubtedly my favourite time of the year. The weather is warming up (at least out here on the West coast), there is a smorgasbord of sports and competitions
New research by University of British Columbia psychologist Jessica Tracy suggests that problem drinkers will unknowingly convey early signs of relapse to others through their body language. Interestingly, the key physical mannerism was found to
Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses addiction and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder.
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about how to support your loved one’s recovery when family members continue to come to your home and engage in drinking.
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses what you should be concerned about if your loved one feels they could handle drinking again after addiction treatment.
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares ways to discuss having alcohol in your home or at family gatherings when a loved one is in recovery, without singling them out or making them feel “abnormal.”
Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares ways to discuss your loved one’s bond with those who are still using drugs or alcohol.
Geoff Thompson recommends four Hollywood movies that do a good job of portraying addiction and the struggle to find meaning and purpose that is often at the heart of addiction.