British Columbia Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Center, Sunshine Coast Announces Update to Popular Drugs of Abuse Guide

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Sunshine Coast Health Center is one of British Columbia's top-rated alcohol and drug rehab centers. As a public outreach, Sunshine Coast has updated its popular 'Drugs of Abuse' guide for the general public.

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While our primary focus is helping recovery from drugs and alcohol abuse, education is the first step.

Sunshine Coast Health Center, one of British Columbia's top-rated alcohol treatment and drug rehab centers at, is proud to announce a major update to its popular 'Drugs of Abuse' guide. The guide is used by schools and the general public as part of education on substance abuse in all its form.

"While our primary focus is helping recovery from drugs and alcohol abuse, education is the first step," explained Casey Jordan, Marketing Manager for the Center. "Our 'drugs of abuse' guide is one of the most popular downloads from our website, as it is accurate, free information for the general public about substance abuse, ranging from opiates to marijuana to alcohol and beyond."

Interested parties can view the guide in HTML format at and in Adobe PDF format at Any private or public institution is encouraged to link to the guide if it is found helpful in efforts to assist people seeking recovery. Persons struggling with abuse issues of drugs and/or alcohol are encouraged to reach out to Center staff as needed; it should be noted that the Center is a male-only recovery program using a non-12 step methodology.

Highlights of the Updated 'Drugs of Abuse' Guide, 2016

Among the subject areas updated in this new edition are as follows. First and foremost, the guide has improved navigation. This is because people often use it as a 'desk reference' to look up a drug or substance to learn about its effects, how it may be abused, and the myriad of street names for any particular substance as well as variations in look and form. Second, with the current increase in opiate abuse in Canada, the guide has new coverage for all Opioids, such as Fentanyl, and the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone and possible abuse issues. Third, information on all alcohol, drugs, and paraphernalia has been fact-checked and updated. In this way, the guide can remain as the 'go to' guide for Canadians seeking to educate themselves or their loved ones on substance abuse problems.

About Sunshine Coast Health Center

Sunshine Coast Health Center is a 36-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March, 2004. The center 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 center 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.


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