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

February 15, 2019

Jaymie Bryan by Jaymie Bryan, posted in Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment), Alumni

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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Thoughts on PTSD, First Responders and Treatment

December 10, 2018

PTSD and First Responders – No, you don’t know what it’s like to be them I heard someone talking about how trendy PTSD is now throughout Canada. She said it was the latest mental health

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Cocaine Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre

December 6, 2018

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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Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 3): Hypnotherapy

December 3, 2018

Has Something Traumatic Happened? Lingering mental anguish can easily be cited as the reason why we aren’t thriving in our day to day lives. Having to constantly battle an onslaught of negative and distressing mental

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Is AA For Me? What Other Treatment Options Are There?

November 29, 2018

Is AA for you? Different people respond to different drug rehab models, but in this blog we’ll do our best to help compare your options. What is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as AA, is

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Vancouver, BC: The Epicentre of the Opioid Crisis

November 27, 2018

Western Canada Bearing the Brunt of the Opioid Crisis It’s no secret that Vancouver, BC is the epicentre of the opioid crisis in Canada. The city seems to be the canary in the coal mine.

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Legal and Street Opioids: Why Are They so Addictive?

November 22, 2018

The opioid crisis in Canada has been in the news for two years now, but many are still fuzzy on what drugs are classed as opioids. A lot of Canadians may be prescribed an opioid

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Does Suboxone Help Opioid Users Get Sober?

November 19, 2018

Evidence-Based Treatment At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we are constantly striving to be industry leaders in Canadian drug rehab and alcohol treatment. A large part of that is being an evidence-based facility. This means we

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

November 15, 2018

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that has been proven effective for trauma therapy and anxiety. It originated in California when psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro went for a walk in the

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Trauma Treatment at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 2): Somatic Experiencing Therapy

November 13, 2018

Has Something Traumatic Occurred? If something traumatic happened, then it probably had a big impact on you. Let’s talk about what’s next. At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, we want to help you find your path

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Emotionally Focused Therapy and Tapping

November 7, 2018

There are many approaches to psychological therapy and it can be hard to know what method will be most beneficial for you. In the coming months, we will be covering different therapy techniques, outlining their

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