Sunshine Coast Announces One Year Anniversary for Onsite SMART Recovery Meetings at its Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment in British Columbia Achieve

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SMART recovery meetings mark their one-year anniversary, are very popular, and are planned to expand. Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a leading drug rehabilitation facility, serving patients in Powell River, British Columbia.

Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center

Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center

We are very proud to be celebrating the first year of SMART meetings on-site this August!

Sunshine Coast Health Centre (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/), one of the top drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, is proud to announce that their SMART recovery meetings have just marked the one-year anniversary. SMART recovery stands for "Self-Management and Recovery Training" and is one of the most popular non-12 step methodologies for addiction recovery support services in Canada. Given this positive response, the Centre is planning to expand the service in 2016-2017, with an additional session potentially being open to all residents of Powell River.

“We are very proud to be celebrating the first year of SMART meetings on-site this August! It's been a wonderful year of growth, learning, and teaching,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “Our clients constantly comment that they appreciate the SMART methodology and its science-based literature and teachings. Some are even interested in becoming SMART facilitators themselves once they get home. It is one of the highest attended group sessions on-site.”

SMART Meetings Explained: an Innovative Methodology for Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment

While the most commonly known methodology for drug rehab and alcohol treatment is the "12 Step" methodology, Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses alternative methodologies that are non-12 step and based on the "Logos" therapy popularized by Viktor Frankl. (To learn more about the Centre's philosophy, visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/about-us/). For many clients, this type of methodology works better as a road to recovery. The SMART recovery methodology also is a non-12 step methodology, based on four points: 1) building and maintaining motivation, 2) coping with urges, 3) managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and 4) living a balanced life.

Celebrating its one year anniversary, Sunshine Coast Health Centre currently hosts SMART Meetings every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. The space available is the perfect set-up for the open and circular meeting. There are plump maroon couches and a view of the ocean and Texada Island. It creates an open and safe environment for sharing, talking, crosstalk, and feedback in a very inspirational setting. The philosophy of Sunshine Coast Health Centre is to treat the whole person, focusing on a non-12 step methodology that embraces patient trust and empowerment.

Facilitators and Future Plans

The Centre's main facilitator, Courtney, has been doing these meetings for the last six months. She loves it, and is accompanied in the SMART program by four more staff with the training, who can step in and run the meetings as needed. Furthermore, because of available staff support, the Centre is considering starting another regular SMART meeting session in 2016-2017 that would accommodate public members of the Powell River community who might benefit.

It should also be noted that the Centre produces a very popular guide to drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/drug_rehab_location/british-columbia-rehab/.

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 methodology of Viktor Frankl, namely 'Meaning ­Centered Therapy'.

Website. http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca

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