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Addiction & Recovery: Disease Debate

August 11, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, offers a review of the disease vs. anti-disease debate regarding addiction, discussing researchers who do not agree that addiction is a disease.

Addiction as a Disease … or Not

March 15, 2010

By Geoff Thompson Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Several of the alumni have been asking recently about the biology of addiction. One asked whether eating sugar was a sign that one was still in
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Addiction & Recovery: Self Determination

August 10, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, uses Drew Barrymore as a positive example of an individual who overcame the negative stigma of addiction.

Addiction Recovery: Stigma of Addiction

April 3, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the stigma of addiction and the impact this can have on your life and your recovery.

Addiction is in the Person, not the Drug

November 1, 2008

Geoff Thompson argues that addiction is primarily a result of the individual and not the drug. Geoff also argues that drugs such as crystal meth are not somehow instantly addictive as many in drug prevention circles tend to purport.

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It is the staff who make SCHC what it is. There are too many names and roles too mention, but everyone I dealt with from intake to discharge and aftercare are professional, caring, and knowledgeable. I am still in touch with the staff and my counsellor. Hats off to you all at SCHC for helping me realize my full potential!

- Randy

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