Sunshine Coast Announces Update to Trauma Therapy and Trauma Treatment Program in British Columbia, Near Vancouver and Victoria

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC) is a leading treatment center located in Powell River, BC, for trauma. The Centre is announcing that trauma patients no longer need a "co-occurring" addiction to qualify for treatment.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a leading trauma and PTSD treatment center located in Powell River, BC.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre

We have learned that many clients have trauma issues but do not, necessarily, have co-occurring dependencies to drugs, alcohol or other substances.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), considered one of the best private PTSD and trauma treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, is pleased to announce an important change to their trauma treatment requirements. Clients are no longer required to have a "co-occurring" addiction, such as addiction to drugs and/or alcohol to be eligible for treatment.

"We have learned that many clients have trauma issues but do not, necessarily, have co-occurring dependencies to drugs, alcohol or other substances," explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. "Accordingly, we are allowing patients who have suffered trauma but who do not have an addiction to seek treatment at the Centre as well."

To learn more about the Trauma treatment program, visit While located physically in Powell River, British Columbia, Sunshine Coast Health Centre has support locations in both Vancouver and Victoria, making it easy for potential clients to have an initial consultation. Clients come from across Canada, including the big cities in Alberta of Edmonton and Calgary, as Sunshine Coast Health Centre acquires a reputation as one of the best trauma treatment programs in British Columbia and all of Canada.


Here is background on this release. Whereas previously, society was more ignorant about how trauma can impact the brain and psychology, now, more and more people - both lay people and professionals - are becoming aware of the negative aspects of trauma and its prevalence. PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) is perhaps the most commonly known manifestation of trauma issues, but many first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and hospital care personnel and others involved in helping people can become victims of trauma, themselves. Recently, more and more people have begun to search for trauma therapy and trauma treatment not only at the province level (e.g. British Columbia or Alberta) but also at the city level (e.g., Victoria or Vancouver). By opening up its own exclusive trauma treatment program, Sunshine Coast is addressing this growing need for better trauma therapies in Canada.

It should be noted that the methodology used in addiction treatment is based on Viktor Frankl's "philosophy of meaning" and is different from the more common "Twelve Step" methodology. To learn more about the Centre's treatment philosophy (not only for trauma but also for drug and alcohol dependency), visit Journalists, bloggers, and others interested in interview opportunities are urged to visit the website and reach out. Also of note is the Centre's directory of leading Canadian drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs at


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'.


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