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
Martin’s Story The other day I took a call from a mother (I will call her “Stacey”) whose 34-year-old son (“Martin”) was struggling with alcohol and living in her basement. Martin had a long history
“Not all superheroes wear capes” as the old saying goes. Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week (May 11-17, 2020) by honoring our incredible nursing team here at Sunshine Coast Health Centre. Even though they
Meet Sarah Image Source: Sarah S. Hooff Nutrition Consulting Sarah – a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Consultant, and a wonderful addition to the Sunshine Coast Health Centre/Georgia Straight Women’s Clinic team. Considering herself lucky
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,
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
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
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.
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.