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Sunshine Coast Health Centre Announces New Virtual Family Sessions for Post-Treatment Care for Trauma, PTSD, and Addiction in British Columbia and Throughout Canada

July 28, 2021 –  Vancouver, BC

Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a top-rated drug rehab, alcohol treatment, and PTSD / trauma therapy program based in British Columbia Canada, is proud to announce new post-treatment support options for friends, family, and alumni. New virtual options are launching this summer and will continue into the fall, thus supporting alumni and their family, friends, and other loved ones in their post-treatment journey to full recovery.

“The road to recovery doesn’t end when a client leaves our facility,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re excited to announce new post-treatment virtual support not only for alumni but for their friends, family, and loved ones. The new virtual options will extend beyond the summer and into the fall.”

Persons who would like to learn more are encouraged to read the newly updated content on the website, such as https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/why-sunshine-coast-health-centre/. That page explains the value proposition of Sunshine Coast Health Centre including post-treatment options. Any person or loved one who wants to learn more should reach out to the Centre for a private, confidential consultation. Virtual family sessions are now being offered every other Friday with different coaches who already provide Alumni post-treatment care with the Centre. In September 2021, these functions will be taken over permanently by long-time staff member, Sara Klinkhamer. It is also being announced that, at the beginning of June, the Centre added a support staff, Courtney Dutchak, to help with the logistics and administration of supporting clients’ family members. In this way, the Centre is announcing its continuing commitment to the entire recovery journey: from initial consultation, to residential treatment in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, to post-treatment care.


Here is background on this release. Treatment for trauma, PTSD, and addiction needs to address many, multifaceted needs. First and foremost, treatment needs to address the needs of the whole person recognizing the client as a partner in treatment. Second, the Centre has medical staff on site and thus can deal with the physical and mental issues of detox. Third, at the Centre clients have a cornucopia of treatment options. Finally, after treatment and release, clients are sent back into society and these newly announced post-treatment options help bolster the client’s ability to retain the new skills they have learned and thus to recover from trauma, PTSD, and addiction. Persons who want to learn about the trauma / PTSD treatment options can visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/occupational-trauma-ptsd/. Women can note that the affiliated treatment facility for women at https://georgiastraitwomensclinic.ca/, which uses the same methodologies and techniques.


Sunshine Coast Health Centre (http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca) is a 47-bed* drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for men, with 9 separately-located private residences for women, that officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely ‘Meaning ­Centered Therapy’.

*Currently operating with 34 beds due to COVID-19

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