Category: Responsibility

Family Addiction Help | Responsibility | Self Awareness

Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 1

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. I want to take this series to talk about eight of them as they relate to families and loves ones of

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Goals | Irvin Yalom | Responsibility

Goals in Recovery

One of our main themes at Sunshine Coast Health Centre is “You are the author of your life”. This idea came from famous psychiatrist, Irvin Yalom. According to Yalom, it is each person’s duty to

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Relapse Prevention | Responsibility

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: Aftercare Starts on Treatment Day 1

We get many inquiries from families and professionals about our aftercare program. To those unfamiliar with the term ‘aftercare‘, it means programming delivered to a client after they complete treatment and return to their home

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Exploring Addiction | Life at SCHC | Our Program | Our Staff | Responsibility

Confessions of a Drug Rehab Operator: Litter and the ‘Recovery Space’

Every Wednesday clinical staff and clients get together for ‘Community’, a one-hour meeting where staff and clients have the opportunity to discuss topics that concern both groups. Concerns include topics like meals, housekeeping, and house

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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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Gambling | Public Policy | Responsibility

Let’s Have Some Compassion for the Problem Gambler

“In gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.” ~ George Bernard Shaw I remember a time when gambling in Canada meant going to the track or sitting in some smoke-filled

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Movies on Addiction | Responsibility

What Addicts Can Learn from Barfly

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC                                                          

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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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