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Willpower is the Wrong Word
Erika Davies 4 weeks ago

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 o… Read More

Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change
Erika Davies 1 month ago

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scar… Read More

 
On the Road Again to Support Addiction Recovery in Calgary and Edmonton
Jaymie Bryan 1 month ago

Visiting Sunshine Coast Health Center Alumni 7 Years Post-Recovery! I’m back in the throes of adv… 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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Doing the Right Thing for First Responders and PTSD Treatment in BC

December 12, 2018

PTSD in BC’s First Responders – Let’s do the Right Thing and Look After Them I think most Canadians would be surprised by the care a suffering firefighter receives when he or she has to
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