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The Art of Making Room for New Year’s Resolutions (and Recovery): Simplify!

December 20, 2014

Daniel Jordan, General Manager of Sunshine Coast, tells how his experience over the Christmas holidays revealed the importance of simplifying when it comes to living a quality life. Simplifying has important implications for anyone with a new years resolution or committing to a life of sobriety.

Inside SCHC: Meet our Nutritionist, Kitty

June 14, 2013

Kitty works at Sunshine Coast Health Center as our nutritionist. She helps our clients learn about their eating habits, learn how addiction has impacted their health, and develop a nutritional plan (goals) for during and
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Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life

January 11, 2013

Part 1 My last entry was about meaning and purpose and how I discussed that with our clients in a workshop. I want to break meaning and purpose down a bit more into what I
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Don’t Let The Festivities Get the Best of You – Part 4

December 12, 2012

Mishandling Addiction If handled incorrectly, addressing someone’s addiction issues can lead to further estrangement. Remember: addiction doesn’t need to be a secret.  Take a minute to explore your expectations of the holiday season. People’s expectations
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Don’t Let The Festivities Get the Best of You – Part 3

December 7, 2012

Supporting Individuals in Recovery It’s natural to worry about a newly recovering individual relapsing over the holidays. Relapse prevention (or recovery support) must be balanced; take relapse seriously, but don’t smother the individual over the
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Addiction & Families: Anti-Depressants

August 21, 2010

Cathy Patetrson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about mood altering substances and why those in addiction recovery may still require anti-depressants.

Addiction & Families: Recovery Mistakes

August 20, 2010

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares what she has found to be the most common mistakes people make in early addiction recovery.

Addiction & Families: Play The Tape Forward

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses what is meant by “play the tape forward” in addiction recovery.

Addiction & Families: North Star

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the concept of having a sight line or “North Star” that moves you towards change.

Addiction & Families: Euphoric Recall

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about euphoric recall and what to do when a loved one only remembers the positive aspects of addiction.

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I would have never said that a year and a half could make such a difference. We went from crisis, near suicide, denial, stress, anxiety, pain, and suffering to joy, hope, pride, happiness, and health in such a short period of time. It’s still a long road ahead for my husband’s recovery, but we are prepared for it now. People are commenting on how lovely it is to see my children smile again. Doesn’t that just say it all. My children are smiling.

- Milly

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