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SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction
Erika Davies 3 weeks ago

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research jour… Read More

Doing the Right Thing for First Responders and PTSD Treatment in BC
Melanie Alsager 1 month ago

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 leave work du… Read More

Thoughts on PTSD, First Responders and Treatment
Melanie Alsager 1 month ago

PTSD and First Responders – No, you don’t know what it’s like to be them I heard someone talking… Read More


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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Trauma Healing at Sunshine Coast Health Centre (Part 1): EMDR

November 5, 2018

Has Something Traumatic Occurred? If something traumatic happened, it probably has had a big impact on you. Let’s talk about what’s next. For the most part we usually all agree that trauma is often unavoidable.
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Figuring Out What to Do

August 24, 2018

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can
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Final Thoughts – Half a Year of Reflections

August 23, 2018

There are many reflections to think about. My biggest thought over the last six months is crushing the stigma attached to addiction and people suffering from substance use. I’m also quite struck at the number
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Pitfalls to Avoid – Part 2

August 22, 2018

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to life and recovery in particular. Some of these we talk about in our family program, which if you have not yet attended I highly recommend you
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The Best of New West and The Boathouse

August 21, 2018

I was lucky enough to meet up with an alumnus to Skytrain-it to New West. To have the company and catch-up was AWESOME! He is doing so good – words that are a total understatement.
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Alumni Submissions – A Calgarian, a Client and Breaking the Stigma – Part 3

August 20, 2018

The notion of “once an addict, always an addict” in our society is something that is killing people, preventing people from getting the help they need and robbing capable individuals of bright and productive futures.
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Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

August 16, 2018

As the skytrain got fuller and more awkward – it became a semi-social experiment. Do people just grab a seat without thought for others? As one woman got up and left right beside me I
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Days of Days – Kelowna Part 3

August 14, 2018

I jumped into the familiar truck and we drove to a park bench. On that park bench, we shared tears and grief. I sat with a now widow and it was meeting her where she
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I have benefitted greatly from my time at SCHC and met wonderful people whose help and advice has stayed with me since I was there (about six years ago now). The staff and my peers helped me gain a very important perspective on my alcohol use issues. The program made it all the more vital to me, and the environment was exactly what I needed – not just the physical environment, but the staff that were there to help me.

- John

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