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Addiction & Famililes: Drinking

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about how to support your loved one’s recovery when family members continue to come to your home and engage in drinking.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Our Program | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Families: Post Treatment

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about why it is important not to “expert-manage” your loved one’s behavior after they have been through addiction treatment.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Our Program | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Families: Jealousy

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses your options for setting boundaries if a loved one is being unreasonably insecure or jealous.

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Addiction & Recovery: Act According to Your Values

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why it is important to identify what is meaningful to you and then act in a way that allows you to pursue those things you value, rather than acting against them.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Life at SCHC | Our Program | Treatment Philosophy

The Complexities of Residential Addiction Treatment (Part 2 of The Challenge of Writing a Clinical Brochure)

By Daniel Jordan General Manager Sunshine Coast Health Center In Part 1 of this article I highlighted the importance of designing a clinical brochure that is current, user-friendly, and comprehensive. Originally, I had planned to

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Our Program | Our Staff

Addiction & Recovery: Misconceptions of Addiction

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses what reputable sources have to say about addiction.

Exploring Addiction | Life at SCHC | Our Program | Our Staff | Treatment Philosophy

The Challenge of Writing a Clinical Brochure – Part 1

By Daniel Jordan General Manager Sunshine Coast Health Center If there has been one thing that has been a constant at Sunshine Coast Health Center, it’s change. Changes at our residential addiction treatment center tend

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Our Program | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Lessons from the 12 Steps

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses lessons that can be learned from the 12-step model of addiction recovery, and how these tie in with Wayne Dyer’s theory of internal orientation.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Exploring Addiction | Family Addiction Help | Our Program | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction in Families: Mood-Altering Substances

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre discusses why any mood altering substance should be avoided, especially in early addiction recovery, to avoid relying on these as a crutch.

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Addiction & Recovery: Developing An Internal Orientation

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Wayne Dyer’s theories on internal and external orientation along with ways to develop an internal orientation for a happier, more meaningful life.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Treatment Help | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Our Program | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction in Families: On Track

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services at Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses signs to look for in early addiction recovery that show whether someone is on track with their recovery or not.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Leading Experts | Our Program | Our Staff

Addiction Recovery: Internal Orientation

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Wayne Dyer’s new movie “From Ambition to Meaning” and how to live a happy, meaning-centered life.


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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