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Addiction & Families: Play The Tape Forward

August 20, 2010

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.

Addiction & Families: Bargaining with your Addiction

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about a grieving period in early recovery and why it can be dangerous to bargain with your addiction.

Addiction & Families: Gift of Adulthood

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses her new pamphlet “Giving Your Adult Child the Gift of Adulthood.”

Addiction & Families: More Than One Addiction

August 18, 2010

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why it is common to have more than one addiction.

Addiction & Families: Taking Responsibility

August 13, 2010

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how to handle adult children that wait for you to fix everything for them, rather than taking responsibility.

Addiction & Families: Recovery Support Team

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why it is so important to have a recovery support team in place rather than relying on just one person.

Addiction & Families: High Risk

August 11, 2010

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why an understanding of managing high risk situations is important in recovery.

Addiction & Families: Recovery Lifestyle

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the full scope of recovery as a “recovery lifestyle.”

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