Category: Our Philosophy


Our Philosophy | Our Program

Why Maturity is a Basic Admission Requirement at Sunshine Coast

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

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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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12 Steps of AA | Exploring Addiction | Spirituality | Treatment Philosophy

How Powerlessness Became Synonomous with Addiction

The addiction treatment community has long since argued for and against the notion that individuals with addictions are ‘powerless’. Proponents tend to be traditional 12 Step treatment programs, physicians, and psychiatrists while those opposed tend to

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Defining Addiction | Process Addictions | Treatment Philosophy

Redefining Addiction: Expanding Treatment to Include ‘Process Addictions’

One of the benefits of residential treatment is the many opportunities that clinical staff have to get acquainted with clients. Having a laugh over lunch, chatting during breaks, and working through issues in structured group and

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Our Policy | Treatment Philosophy

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: Clients and Rules

At Sunshine Coast Health Center, we realize that ensuring clients feel safe in a nurturing environment is important; it’s part of providing client with a positive treatment experience. However, we realized a long time ago that

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Abstinence | Bill Wilson | Meaning and Purpose | Our Philosophy | Victor Frankl

Transformed Man and the Appeal of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more. . . . He became as good a friend . . . and as good a person, as the good old city

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Our Policy | Treatment Philosophy

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: What You Do When Someone Has Sex in Treatment?

This was a question recently asked by someone who works in the field as an addiction counsellor: “Hello Dan, does your company have guidelines on fraternization and sexual conduct? If so, please let me know

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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 Treatment Help | Life at SCHC | Our Philosophy

Which Drug Rehabs Have the Best Quality Practices?

Every three years, SCHC takes part in a rigorous process of surveying, feedback, and quality improvement in order to maintain its accredited healthcare status. Accreditations and licensing can get confusing for people who are looking

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12 Steps of AA | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Treatment Philosophy

So What if You Don’t Believe in a Higher Power?

One of the key features of Sunshine Coast Health Center drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs is beginning the process of living a personally meaningful life, which includes finding a way to overcome those nagging

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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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