Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC) is a leading drug and alcohol treatment program in British Columbia, Canada. The Centre is proud to announce an informative article on addiction by Dr. Geoff Thompson.
Press Release – updated: Oct 27, 2017 10:00 PDT
VANCOUVER, Canada, October 27, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – Sunshine Coast Health Centre (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca), long deemed one of the top drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, is excited to announce that the Centre’s Dr. Geoff Thompson has published an important article entitled, “Who am I? The Question Addicts Don’t Ask” in Zest 2017, Powell River Living‘s annual health and wellness magazine (Page 21 of the digital version). The publication reaches the Powell River community and is an important part of community outreach by SCHC.
“Geoff is one of those rare individuals who can speak to both a professional and a lay audience,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re proud of this article as a sign of Geoff’s communicative abilities and outreach to a broader community concerned about addiction.”
To read the article online, visit https://goo.gl/7ZMYnQ and go to page 21. Those in the media, including journalists and bloggers, seeking an expert on addiction and addiction recovery are encouraged to reach out to Geoff for interview opportunities. The unique “Non-12-Step” methodology used by SCHC brings a different perspective to addiction and substance abuse than that commonly found in the media.
Geoff is one of those rare individuals who can speak to both a professional and a lay audience.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTICLE, “WHO AM I? THE QUESTION ADDICTS DON’T ASK”
SHCH uses a methodology to understand addiction based on the pioneering work of Viktor Frankl, who wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning” out of his experience in the Holocaust of World War II. The methodology has become an alternative to the popular faith-based methodology common to Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous and gives persons a valuable alternative in their struggle to overcome addiction.
The recent article by Dr. Thompson brings this perspective to a layperson by explaining that persons with addictions often have difficulty with introspection and goal-setting, avoiding these deeper struggles of meaning in favor of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. By working to uncover their own sense of purpose and meaning, addiction can be defeated. As an interesting example, Dr. Thompson explains how the day of Sunday can be a challenge for those who avoid introspection. That said, interested persons are urged to read the article in full, or visit the website’s page on its Non 12 Step Methodology at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/about-us. Persons seeking immediate assistance for themselves or a loved one can reach out for a private consultation. Those seeking detox services should visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/drug-detox or the sister website at http://canadadrugrehab.ca.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a 36 bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March, 2014. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self-definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely ‘Meaning Centered Therapy’.
Source: Sunshine Coast Health Centre
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