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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 Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Self Awareness

Figuring Out What to Do

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery

It’s Okay to be Imperfect

Those in early recovery from substance use disorders usually don’t like the person they see in the mirror. They often wonder if they’re strong enough to resist a severe craving. They’re often unsure if they

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Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Victor Frankl

Practical Exercises to Help Live a Meaningful Life

The great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was convinced that addiction is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. One reason for this empty life is that the person is not true to himself

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Geoff Thompson | Our Program

Addiction and the Media

Too many people are talking about addictions these days. It’s almost impossible to read a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch a television newscast, or scan the internet without finding yet another article or segment

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Disease Model of Addiction | Geoff Thompson

Strengths and Limitations of the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Of all the theories of addiction that researchers have proposed, the biomedical model of addiction seems to get the most attention. This model says that addiction is a brain disease. Its defining feature is that

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Research & Theories | Geoff Thompson

Contributions from William L. White on Addictions

William L. White & Addiction Therapy William L. White is an addiction therapist and researcher. After spending time as an outreach worker and counsellor in the 1970s, he was upset with the limited treatments available

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Geoff Thompson | Movies on Addiction

4 Ways to Find a Sense of Belonging in Addiction Recovery

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Center, recommends four ways to find a sense of belonging for those in recovery from addictions.

Addiction Research & Theories | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose

Comparing Drug Rehab Success Rates

I had a talk with our Program Director, Geoff Thompson, today. We were discussing the claims made by other addiction treatment facilities. I thought a lot of people interested in addictions, treatment, prevention, and education

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Our Philosophy | Transformation

Our Middle Path to Meaning and Purpose

At Sunshine Coast Health Center, our theory of addiction is that it is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. In other words, we believe that if clients have meaning and purpose in

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Relapse Prevention

Attitude as Perseverance in Addiction Recovery

When most people think of “attitude,” they often think of two things. First, a positive attitude—the glass is half full, not half empty sort of thing. Secondly, positive affirmations—look into the mirror and tell yourself,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Self Awareness | Suffering

The Trick is not to Eliminate Suffering, but to rise Above it

One of Viktor Frankl’s key ideas was that a person could be optimistic about his or her life in spite of suffering. Frankl was a brilliant psychiatrist who said that the most fundamental motivation for

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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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