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Addiction as a Response to a Lack of Meaning

March 5, 2014

Our big research project at SCHC found many interesting results. After analyzing all the data, we discovered study participants used drugs as a response to living a life that lacked personal meaning. This result supports
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Addiction Recovery: Slip vs. Relapse

October 10, 2013

“The critical juncture of potential drop-out is the client’s reactions to his or her first lapse” – Marlatt, 1994 Families of an individual with addictions are not only an important part of  treatment, but more
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Addiction & Recovery: Attitude

August 20, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how internalizing a label such as depression or bi-polar disorder can negatively affect an individual.

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.

A New Report Shows What Canadians Think About Addiction

August 19, 2008

CMA has published a report card on health care that surveyed approximately 1000 Canadians on their attitudes toward health care, particularly mental health care. The findings show Canadians are ambivalent about people with mental illness and addiction problems but also shows support for professional treatment for these same individuals.

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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.

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