Category: Our Policy


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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Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Life at SCHC | Our Philosophy | Our Policy | Our Program

It’s Perfectly Okay for Rob Ford to Make Work Calls While in Rehab

In a recent article in the Victoria Times-Columnist, Making work calls in rehab a ‘no-no,’ experts were quoted saying that Toronto mayor Rob Ford is “seriously compromising his chances of recovery” by being allowed to make

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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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Client Confidentiality | Life at SCHC | Our Policy | Transparency

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: Transparency vs. Confidentiality

Judging by the calls we receive at Sunshine Coast Health Center, many people exploring various addiction treatment options are hoping there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to looking for residential addiction treatment. At

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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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Our Philosophy | Our Policy | Technology

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: Screen Technology Policy

Staff at Sunshine Coast Health Center tries to keep discussion on client policies to a minimum. Still, client policy is important enough that staff and clients have weekly meetings to discuss ‘house rules’ such as smoking,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Policy

Why We Don’t Ban Smoking in our Addiction Treatment Program

While great strides have been made in reducing the percentage of Canadians that smoke, it appears that the same can’t be true about those with mental health or addiction issues. A recent study * from the

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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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