Category: Courage

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Courage

Fear of Rejection: Similarities Between Fear of Aging and Addiction Recovery

 In Sweet Nothings, Allen Abel, author and on-air host for CBC, reveals the struggle that we in the West have with aging. Able says this “conspiracy of shunning and surrender” reflects a fear of aging

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Addiction and Society | Courage | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Motivation

Terry Time

This year marked the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. As many of you may know, Terry Fox was a man who had one of his legs amputated after a bout with cancer who then

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Courage | Life at SCHC | Relationships

How ’bout a Beard?

Beards and facial hair seem to be somewhat of a wright of passage around SCHC. I have seen all types – big burly black beards, thin and wispy failed attempt beards, long 1970’s disco chops,

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Courage | Meaning and Purpose | Our Staff

My Life Through Addiction

Addiction hurts – I get it. I’ve been on both sides of the track. Both of my biological parents suffer from addiction. I was a tormented daughter, but addiction ended up finding me too and

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Courage | Exploring Addiction | Values

Addictions and Negative Social Influence #2: Obedience

In the 1st part of this series, we covered a potentially negative social influence known as conformity, or when an individual matches the attitudes, beliefs or behaviours of a group. Yes, we all conform to

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Courage | Self-Definition

Addictions and Negative Social Influence #1: Conformity

At Sunshine Coast Health Center, we encourage clients to connect with their peer group and staff. So far so good. Most treatment centres give similar advice. However, we also tell clients to think for themselves.

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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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