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Meaning and Purpose | Our Program | Work

Examples of Meaning from SCHC Alumni

Finding meaning and purpose in life is one of those adventures that is difficult for most people. For those suffering from addictions, finding what to do to feel more fulfilled seems particularly daunting. Contented people

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Boredom | Exploring Addiction | Meaning and Purpose | Work | Workplace Substance Abuse

How Fulfilling Careers Make a Difference in Addiction Recovery

While clients are with us, we try to help them find a realistic and satisfying career choice (if they don’t already have one). Many of our clients are currently unemployed or are in occupations that, for whatever

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Our Program | Workplace Substance Abuse

Taking Steps towards Recovery from Alcohol or Drugs While Balancing Your Career

Going to drug rehab or alcohol treatment can have so many emotions attached to it. Shame, guilt, denial, fear, and many other emotions may prevent and delay us from accessing support in the first moments

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Self-Care | Work

Our Clients Learn to Balance Life and Career

Work Won’t Always Just Stop One thing we understand at SCHC is that life does not stop once you are in treatment. We know life does not just stop when you receive addiction treatment. For many

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Victor Frankl | Work

4 Ways for Engaging in Meaningful Work in Addiction Recovery

Many of the clients at SCHC say they work only because it gives them a paycheque. They didn’t like the job, but they had kids to put through school and a mortgage to pay. Others

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Addiction and Society | Stigmatization | Workplace Substance Abuse

Addiction Stigmas and Workplace Productivity

Stigmas don’t Reflect Evolution of Addiction Junkies, prostitutes, dilapidated homes, scattered needles – these are all images often associated with addiction. As stigmas associated with addiction change and morality and emotions become less involved in

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Workplace Substance Abuse

Drug Testing Addiction Treatment Center Employees in Canada

We’ve recently received a lot of questions about our employee drug testing policy. What better way to address this question than with a blog! You may think an addiction treatment facility has special privileges on

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Meaning and Purpose | Relationships | Self Awareness | Work

Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life

Part 1 My last entry was about meaning and purpose and how I discussed that with our clients in a workshop. I want to break meaning and purpose down a bit more into what I

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Geoff Thompson | Identity Issues | Meaning and Purpose | Uncategorized | Work | Workplace Substance Abuse

Choose Careers Worth More Than Just Dollars

A meaningful career is an important factor in individual addiction and recovery. At Sunshine Coast Health Center we hear many clients say they “love” their job – at least, they think they do. We’ve compiled

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Paul Wong | Victor Frankl | Videos | Work

Addiction and Recovery: Meaningful Work

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, concludes his four part series on the link between meaningful work, happiness and recovery. One of the things that Geoff has noticed with clients is

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Work

Addiction and Recovery – Pursuing Your Dreams

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about overcoming fear to pursue your dream job or life’s ambition. Famed mythologist Joseph Campbell is discussed in regards to his classic phrase, “Follow

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Videos | Work | Workplace Substance Abuse

Addiction and Recovery: Work-Life Balance

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the importance of finding balance when it comes to work – making your job a part of your life, but not your identity. Geoff discusses

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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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