Category: Treatment Philosophy


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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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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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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Addiction Research & Theories | Meaning and Purpose | Paul Wong | Treatment Philosophy | Victor Frankl

Lessons for Recovery from Meaning Therapists

In this blog article, we’ll examine some ways that psychologists — who specialize in meaning therapy — have treated those suffering from addictions. At SCHC, much of the therapy is based on the work of

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alcohol | Bill Wilson | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Treatment Philosophy

How Sunshine Coast Health Center Interprets the 12 Steps of AA

Bill Wilson, the legendary co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, would find the program at Sunshine Coast Health Center (“Sunshine Coast”) very much to his liking. Sunshine Coast interprets addiction and recovery in the same spirit as Wilson did, the

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Our Program | Relapse | Treatment Philosophy

Teaching Both Abstinence and Safe Drug Use in Addiction Treatment

As you may have heard, Phillip Seymour Hoffman died this past weekend on February 2nd 2014. You’ve probably read much on our society’s lack of knowledge and continued lack of support surrounding addiction, treatment, relapse,

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Disease Model of Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | In the News | Our Policy | Our Program | Responsibility | Shame and Guilt | Stigmatization | Treatment Philosophy

Most Addicts Believe Rob Ford is Responsible for His Actions

Last week, Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack following confirmation that police had obtained a video proving the allegation. A few days later, Mr. Ford hoped to minimize the consequences of using an

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Abstinence | Addiction Treatment Help | Anxiety | Co-Occurring Disorders | Exploring Addiction | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Gambling | Life at SCHC | Mental Health | Our Philosophy | Our Policy | Our Program | Process Addictions | Trauma | Treatment Philosophy

Good Addiction Treatment is About Giving Clients Options

I think one measure of a good addiction treatment program is its ability to address the unique needs of individual clients. Over the years, our program has evolved to handle just about any situation. There

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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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