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Category: Gambling

Gambling | Meaning and Purpose

The Link Between Intensity and Addiction

In an interview with Mark Wahlberg last year on the film, The Gambler, he claimed his character, Jim Bennett (the gambler) didn’t have a gambling problem/addiction because he’s in complete control of the events taking

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Abstinence | Addiction Treatment Help | Anxiety | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Gambling | Life at SCHC | Mental Health | Our Philosophy | Our Policy | Our Program | Process Addictions | Trauma | Treatment Philosophy

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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Gambling | Public Policy | Responsibility

Let’s Have Some Compassion for the Problem Gambler

“In gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.” ~ George Bernard Shaw I remember a time when gambling in Canada meant going to the track or sitting in some smoke-filled

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alcohol Policy | Gambling | Motivation | Our Philosophy | Relapse Prevention

Avoiding ‘Triggers’ Is a Doomed Relapse Prevention Strategy

Rising costs. Falling revenues. It seems that the one thing that governments around the world have in common is an inability to balance their books. Here in Canada, legislators seem determined to raise revenues through

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Gambling | Videos

Cross-Addiction: Switching to Gambling

Cathy Patterson Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares why it is important to not make life in recovery a boring, mundane life. It is important, however, to look at

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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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