Category: Family Addiction Help


Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Family Addiction Help

The Heart of our Family Support Services

Meet Carissa Carissa Muth has worked with Sunshine Coast Health Centre in a number of capacities over the years ranging from Primary Counsellor to her more recent title of Family Support Liason. She has worked

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Boundaries

The Importance of Boundaries

The Importance of Boundaries I have been exploring boundaries: my own, the ones I see and respect from my loved ones, and conversations around boundaries. What does it mean to someone else to place boundaries?

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Family Addiction Help | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse

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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Addiction and Society | Death and Dying | Family Addiction Help | Stigmatization

Grief & Stigma – When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

Grief I lost two friends to drugs and alcohol recently. One of them I’d known since high school. We weren’t close anymore, but my memories of him are fond. He was a good kid, and

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Life After Treatment / Recovery

Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. Some of these we talk about in our family program, which if you have not yet attended I highly recommend you

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Family Addiction Help | Responsibility | Self Awareness

Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. I want to take this series to talk about eight of them as they relate to families and loves ones of

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help

Our Healing Journey

It is natural as humans to be in a perpetual striving for growth. Given this, I want to take this 6-part series to talk about tools that will help you in your healing journey. We

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Family Addiction Help

5 Self Care Tips for Families of Addiction

With the days getting shorter and darker and the amount of vitamin D we get from the sun decreasing, many of us are experiencing some symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Because of this, it

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Family Addiction Help | Uncategorized

How can I help my Loved one who is Struggling with Addiction?

We are often contacted by people asking for information to help their loved ones who are struggling with addiction. Most of them are simply asking where they should start. Finding treatment can be a very

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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 Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Forgiveness | Parenting | Relationships | Shame and Guilt

Healing and Moving Forward After Your Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

If you are reading this program, your loved one is possibly fresh home from his stay here at SCHC, and there is still much work to do to heal hurts and move forward from the

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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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