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Drug Rehab Program

drug rehabilitation program and centre in Powell River, British Columbia, up from Vancouver, BC

Our Drug Rehab Philosophy

Located in secluded Powell River, British Columbia, we at Sunshine Coast Health Centre believe that it is not simply enough to treat ‘addiction’. Instead, clients come to us for one of the best drug rehab programs in Canada, especially from major cities in BC such as Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby, to seek out a non 12 step program in a single-sex, male-only environment. Our secluded, waterfront location in Powell River, state-of-the-art facilities, and incredible staff mean that clients can focus on rehabilitation from their addiction to drugs and alcohol in a transformative environment.

For more information visit our About Us/Our Philosophy page.

An Overview of Residential Drug Rehabilitation Programs & Services at Sunshine Coast

Residential services refer to on-site clinical services provided to men and their families. These include medical and psychiatric assessment, medications (when appropriate), as well as psychological, complementary & alternative therapies.

Assessment is a critical tool for the clinical team at Sunshine Coast Health Centre. Assessment makes individualized care possible and helps us gauge whether a client is responding to treatment. Psychological (or ‘talk’) therapy serves as the foundation of our clinical program, not only because it is the form of therapy most supported by research but also because this is where clients and therapist focus on the therapeutic relationship. To facilitate the client-therapist relationship, we utilize addiction counselling methods that reflect the Rogerian* principles of unconditional, positive regard, empathy and genuineness. For more information refer to the assessment services section of this website.

Drug therapy covers the treatment of addiction from a biological or physical perspective. Since Sunshine Coast Health Centre treats addiction and mental health issues, our skilled medical team helps clients who may benefit from medications, without compromising their recovery from addictive substances. For more information refer to the drug therapy in the mind, body and spirit section.

Complementary and alternative therapies include many of the therapies that help round out the clinical program at Sunshine Coast Health Centre. For example, some complementary therapies have been found not only to help clients heal physically (i.e. fitness therapy) or emotionally (i.e. art expression) but also provide a positive lifestyle alternative after treatment. Many of the alternative therapies we offer (such as EMDR) approach a traumatic or distressing memory that may not always respond to talk or drug therapy. While empirical studies into these complementary and alternative may be considered preliminary, Sunshine Coast Health Centre will continue to provide them to clients until research suggests otherwise. For more information refer to the complementary & alternative therapies section in the mind, body and spirit section.

*Note: ‘Rogerian’ refers to the pioneering work of psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987).

For more information visit our Alcohol & Drug Rehab Programs & Services section.

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The Staff at our Drug Rehab Center is Second to None

We’re proud of the diverse team of professionals at our alcohol and drug rehab center. You can be assured that you or your loved one will receive caring, competent care rated as one of the best drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs for men in Canada and provided by a diverse team of drug addiction counsellors, therapists, medical professionals and mental health specialists. While drug rehab and alcohol treatment are our most common focus areas, we also treat clients for trauma, PTSD, and addiction to other substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.

Whether it’s the person answering the phone, the driver that greets you at the airport or the housekeeper that empties the trash, our support staff understands that mastering the details is the difference between an average and superb treatment experience to recover from addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances.

See the Meet our Staff section for more information.

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The Location of our Drug Rehab Center Enhances Your Recovery Experience

Located on the shores of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coastour 9-acre oceanfront campus is ideally situated to enhance your recovery experience from drugs, alcohol, or other substances. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of large urban centers such as Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton, Sunshine Coast Health Centre is nestled between the gentle shores of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Coastal Mountains. We’re convenient to the main cities of British Columbia, and clients who seeking drug rehabs in Vancouver or drug rehab programs in Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond or other urban centres in BC will find that we are a convenient flight away, but just far enough to reboot their health and life.

Just a 30 minute flight from Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal and a 15 minute drive south from Powell River, our drug rehab center is a private, safe place to begin your journey of recovery. We’re rated as one of the best drug rehab programs in British Columbia, and certainly one of the best male-only, non 12 step programs in all of Canada.

Please visit the Location of our Drug Rehab Center section for more information.

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Travel Information and Directions to our Drug Rehabilitation Campus

If you are traveling to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast by air or car, from Canada, the United States, or overseas, visit our Travel to Powell River section for maps, directions and information on our complimentary travel assistance.

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For Referring Professionals Considering our Drug Rehabilitation Program

If you are a physician, interventionist, human resource specialist, counsellor, or psychologist, Sunshine Coast understands that nothing less than your reputation is at stake when you refer a patient/client to our drug rehabilitation program. We are committed to working with you to ensure a hassle-free admission to treatment, ongoing communication during treatment, and prompt referral back to you when the client returns to his home community.

For more information refer to the For Referring Professionals section.

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The Important Role of Family and Loved Ones in Drug Rehabilitation

Building a network of people supporting a client’s efforts to remain clean and sober is critical to successful alcohol and drug rehabilitation. At Sunshine Coast, we know that sending men back to the same family dynamic can lead to continued problems of daily functioning as well as a greater likelihood of relapse. As family members and partners of our male clients, you are part of the solution. Our services, however, are not just designed to help your loved one. We are also here to assist you in your efforts to find your own peace.

To find out how you can get involved visit the Family & Couples Program section.

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