CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of the top Centres in
"Addiction knows no geographic boundaries," explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. "However, this post brings the universal to the particular by focusing on the issue of stigma and the issues swirling about drug rehab and alcohol treatment in Calgary, Alberta."
Those interested in reading the blog post in its entirety can visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/2018/08/alumni-submissions-a-calgarian-a-client-and-breaking-the-stigma-part-3/. Those who are seeking Calgary-specific drug rehab and alcohol treatment information can visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/calgary-alcohol-treatment/ as well the information on Alberta drug rehab and alcohol treatment at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/drug_rehab_location/alberta-rehab/.
A CALGARIAN, A CLIENT, AND BREAKING THE STIGMA OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Here is background on this release. More than 10% of the Canadian population grapples with addiction, which equates to over 3.5 million domestically and well over 100,000 in the adopted hometown of the writer, that is, Calgary, Alberta. The author then responds to other posts on the blog and explains the he was very encouraged by the reaction from speaking out and being heard. The writer also points out that many of the stereotypes about drugs and alcohol are just that, stereotypes that distort reality. There are many different stereotypes that are brought to mind when thinking about people who are dealing with drug or alcohol misuse. The majority of these stereotypes make negative assumptions about lifestyles that include drugs and alcohol. People who abuse substances are typically deviants and don't engage in the society like the rest of the population. They embody different values to mainstream society: skirting the edges, sucking up taxpayer's hard-earned money, victims of bad upbringings, high school dropouts, prostitutes and pimps. The interested reader is urged to visit the post and check out a unique perspective from Calgary on the nature of stigma and addiction.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. 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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