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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) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery

Exhale, Breathe, Recover: Recovery from Addictions in Vancouver

I was on my way back from Alberta and knew that the “Men Being Honest” meeting was happening. I also knew that the gracious host of these meetings over the last 6 years was doing

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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) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number

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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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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

The Best of New West and The Boathouse

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC | Uncategorized

Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Client & Alumni Submissions | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submissions – A Client, a Calgarian, and a View on Addiction – Part 2

I encourage you all to ponder your view on addiction. Some of the most amazing, talented, thoughtful people that I have ever met are people that came into my life here. We are not lazy,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

Confessions at the Dinner Table

The alumni dinners are quite often light, breaking bread with one another, and casually intimate. This was by far one of the most vulnerable, honest and candid check-ins at our table. In the almost four

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Life at SCHC

First Time Back – Kelowna Tribute

So, I’m boarding a plane at the YYZ and I’m now really thinking about the absence of a truly amazing man and alumni. I attended his funeral this April and this is the first Kelowna

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Pieces Written by our Clients

Alumni Submission: A Client, a Calgarian, and a New Man

Back to Calgary with a healthier mind, healthier heart, healthier body and I’m excited to take on the world again! People have been asking me what is the most valuable thing I learned while 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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