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Fall is Here

September 20, 2019

Jaymie Bryan by Jaymie Bryan, posted in Uncategorized

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

February 27, 2019

Avatar by Erika Davies, posted in Uncategorized

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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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

February 20, 2019

Avatar by Erika Davies, posted in Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment), Addiction Research & Theories, Family Addiction Help, Geoff Thompson, Life After Treatment / Recovery, Relapse

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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Fall is Here

September 20, 2019

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

Read More

Willpower is the Wrong Word

February 27, 2019

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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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

February 20, 2019

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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On the Road Again to Support Addiction Recovery in Calgary and Edmonton

February 15, 2019

Visiting Sunshine Coast Health Center Alumni 7 Years Post-Recovery! I’m back in the throes of adventures with our alumni and it’s pretty exciting stuff! I was back on the road (literally), driving from Powell River

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How Addiction Affects Families

February 13, 2019

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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Exhale, Breathe, Recover: Recovery from Addictions in Vancouver

February 11, 2019

I was on my way back from Alberta and knew that the “Men Being Honest” meeting was happening. I also knew that the gracious host of these meetings over the last 6 years was doing

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John’s 4 Year Soberversary

February 8, 2019

Courageous is just one of the words I use to describe John and his recovery. I’ll also use determined, motivated, goal-driven, and compassionate. I applaud his ability to really know himself and what he needs.

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Grief & Stigma – When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

February 6, 2019

Grief I lost two friends to drugs and alcohol recently. One of them I’d known since high school. We weren’t close anymore, but my memories of him are fond. He was a good kid, and

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Calgary Alumni & Starbucks

January 24, 2019

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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SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

January 4, 2019

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,

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