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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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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Boundaries | Family Addiction Help | Parenting | Relapse Prevention | Relationships

Encouraging Authorship After Your Loved One Returns Home

We know that having authorship over one’s life is the only way to attain meaning and purpose in one’s life. We also know that the best way to stave off addiction is by leading a

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Life at SCHC | Relationships

The Importance of Family, Friends, and Community

An Incredible Weekend Mother’s Day and my birthday happened to fall on the same day for me this year! It also happened to fall on the Sunday of the 1st Annual Tink Memorial Cup in

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Goals | Relationships

Recovery & Post Treatment Aftercare in BC

Blue skies, Mountains and Reflections After fog delayed me most of the morning in Powell River, I’m on my way to the Okanagan. There are clear blue skies in Vancouver and it’s beautiful. The Mountains

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Addiction and Society | Relationships

Creating Empathy for Addiction I: Competitiveness in Society

Every few weeks, we get a call from a family member who asks us to explain why their loved one cannot stop drinking or using drugs. These family members are often social drinkers or admit to

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Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse Prevention | Relationships

Authorship and Shared Goals Needed in Relationships in Addiction and Recovery

The concept of a “shared-ends view” – a love where each partner shares in the other’s goals – can help adults whose relationships have been impacted by addiction. This concept suggests that the standard relationship

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Relationships

Relationships in Addiction Recovery

Those suffering from addictions generally put a lot of focus on relationships. Charles Bukowski, the alcoholic author of Barfly, once said, “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should

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Life at SCHC | Relationships

Thankful at Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Feast We came together in the dining room with tummies rumbling and salivation in full force. Much anticipation had grown throughout the day and now, finally, it was time to begin our Thanksgiving feast. The

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Relationships

Supporting Addiction Recovery in Edmonton

Fall Delights As the sun beams crept through the curtains and kissed my cheeks awake, I knew the day was going to be amazing. I peaked out my window and to my delight it was

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Courage | Life at SCHC | Relationships

How ’bout a Beard?

Beards and facial hair seem to be somewhat of a wright of passage around SCHC. I have seen all types – big burly black beards, thin and wispy failed attempt beards, long 1970’s disco chops,

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Relationships

Our Need for Connectedness

At SCHC, our Meaning-Centered Therapy helps many of our clients establish purpose and meaning in their lives as a way to better encourage and ensure long term wellness and transcendence past addiction. Part of this

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Relationships

Addiction Recovery: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Small talk It’s 4:45 PM and I’m on route home via Pacific Coastal Air. From Powell River to Vancouver, BC and back again. One day of non-stop events. The flight is peaceful and breathtaking as we

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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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