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Fall is Here

Fall is here. Summer is over. Kids are back in school. It’s time to get back on the road. Every summer always goes by so fast and every end of summer I am excited about

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Willpower is the Wrong Word

What is Willpower? The definition of willpower is “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses”. At SCHC, we believe that we are the authors of our own lives. It’s just a matter of finding

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How Addiction Affects Families

Typical Family Reactions are Normal and Understandable To understand how addiction affects the family, it is helpful to first examine the relationship of your loved one in active addiction with the drug. According to the medical

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Calgary Alumni & Starbucks

There is something to be said about Calgarians and their Starbucks coffee. It’s a total thing. Maybe it’s actually a thing everywhere, or perhaps it is that Starbucks has a store on every second city

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Cocaine Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Due to this, there are many cocaine treatment programs in Canada to choose from. Learn more here about what cocaine is, why it

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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I

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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she

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Reno’s, An Open House, Meet and Greet and Support Meeting

My Toronto travels usually include getting together with different alumni’s. I was trying to get to a client’s Reno, via train, bus and some walking, buuuuut, it probably would have turned into bedlam, so he

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Hanging with the Hooligans and Having Fun

After our very emotional,  thought-provoking, deep sharing, and vulnerable support meeting, four of us decided to go for some dinner. As we strolled down the street It felt like we were the good kind of

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New Westminster Alumni Dinner

I heard them loud and clear. I was told that it was hard for some of our guys to push against traffic to get to the Downtown dinners – especially those that lived anywhere past

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It’s sometimes about the Pizza

It’s a tradition now to make it to this Italian coffee and pizza place – Sciue when I am in Vancouver. They not only have the best coffee, the best pizza, but they have the

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What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Alcohol?

One of the most common questions people have when they are ready to seek help for their addictions is, “what happens to your body when you detox from alcohol?” To start off, let’s discuss 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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