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Taking Stock: Two Years of the Alumni Online Program

March 22, 2010

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center One of the beneficial things to do in recovery is occasionally to pause and reflect on how your life is going. Many in
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Addiction & Recovery: The “I Am” Experience

April 1, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Wayne Dyer’s movie “Ambition to Meaning” as it relates to depth psychology and the realization that you are an important, worthwhile, living, breathing human being.

Barriers to Recovery

January 28, 2009

In this article, Geoff Thompson explores the four main barriers to recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction: fear, guilt, anger, and apathy.

Generativity and its Relevance for People with Addictions

By Claire Cummings, Counsellor – Sunshine Coast Health Center Erik Erikson first coined the term generativity  and defined it as a quality that tends to appear in mid-life.  It is a time when we begin
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Addiction Recovery: Continue to Grow

January 21, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how important it is to continue to grow, explore and develop as a human being to avoid becoming “stuck in a rut.”

Addiction Recovery: Maintaining Your Beliefs

January 9, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the importance of maintaining your personal belief system rather than surrendering to group mentality just to fit in.

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Yes, it's a great place. I enjoy it. While you're sober living, you have the opportunity to attend some of the big groups and, if you wanted, go out on the outing with the other guys. You still have a nice support group around here, which is great. The staff is amazing: always wanting to help. It's a good way to start your sobriety. Those first six months are the most important so having that extra time whether it be a month or two months is very beneficial.

- James

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