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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Our Philosophy

SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,

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Treatment Philosophy

Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 2): Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Has Something Traumatic Occurred? If something traumatic happened, then it probably had a big impact on you. Let’s talk about what’s next. At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we want to help you find your path

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Treatment Philosophy

Emotionally Focused Therapy and Tapping

There are many approaches to psychological therapy and it can be hard to know what method will be most beneficial for you. In the coming months, we will be covering different therapy techniques, outlining their

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Our Program

PTSD & Trauma Healing: EMDR – Part 1

Have You Experienced a Traumatic Event? If something traumatic happened, it probably has had a big impact on you and is possibly resulting in some post-traumatic stress. Let’s talk about what’s next. For the most

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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) | 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) | Life at SCHC

Be Kind by Any Means Possible

So, I like to keep it easy and organic. It’s my morning to leave Toronto and head to ‘The Rock’ Halifax. I’m taking the UP train to YYZ. I know it runs every 15 minutes

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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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