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Category: Process Addictions


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.

Defining Addiction | Process Addictions | Treatment Philosophy

Redefining Addiction: Expanding Treatment to Include ‘Process Addictions’

One of the benefits of residential treatment is the many opportunities that clinical staff have to get acquainted with clients. Having a laugh over lunch, chatting during breaks, and working through issues in structured group and

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Addiction Research & Theories | Process Addictions | Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction Isn’t Real According to Brain Researchers

A Study out of UCLA suggests that brain images of sex addicts exposed to pornography appear differently than drug addicts exposed to drug photos. Based on this, researchers are questioning whether sex addiction is even

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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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Meaning and Purpose | Process Addictions

High Consumer Debt Can Parallel Addiction

The idea of debt addiction is kind of funny, right? How could someone enjoy getting into debt or having no money all the time. Consumer debt is a continually growing problem in Canada and North

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Process Addictions

DSM-V Changes Won’t Mean More Addiction Treatment Admissions

At Sunshine Coast, we have been closely following the proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the updated version, known as DSM-5, is controversial for a number

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Our Philosophy | Process Addictions | Technology

You Can’t Always Trust Your Instincts: Supernormal Stimuli and Addiction

What do stuffed toys, television and cheeseburgers have in common? They are all examples of supernormal stimuli. The term “supernormal stimuli” was first coined in the 1930’s by animal behaviour expert Niko Tinbergen who found

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

Ambivalence is Fertile Ground for the Growing Popularity of Online Gaming

Motive is an important consideration when it comes to addiction. This article is a continuation from the posting on the 3 Cs of Addiction Test.

Exploring Addiction | Process Addictions

Electronic Gaming- The High Tech Addiction

By Cathy Patterson-Sterling – MA, RCC There is a fairly new addiction to our society called electronic gaming. This addiction has a lot of similarities to alcohol as well as chemical addictions such as crack cocaine

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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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