Canadian Non 12 Step Program, Sunshine Coast Announces Important Article on Drug and Alcohol Treatment by Geoff Thompson

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a unique, Non 12 Step program combating alcoholism and drug addiction in Canada. Program director, Geoff Thompson, Ph.D., has published an important new article in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Non-12 Step Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Program

Non-12 Step Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Program

The abuse of alcohol and drugs remains a major societal problem and not every strategy works for every individual.

Sunshine Coast Health Center, a Canadian non 12-step program offering drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment at http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca, is proud to announce that its program director, Geoff Thompson, has had an important article published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. The article is entitled, 'Meaning Therapy for Addictions: a Case Study."

"The abuse of alcohol and drugs remains a major societal problem and not every strategy works for every individual," explains Daniel Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. "We are very proud of Geoff's clinical work at the Center as well as the publication of his important article in a peer-reviewed journal."

To learn more about Geoff Thompson, please visit http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/staff/geoff-thompson-ph-d-ccc/. To learn more about Sunshine Coast's unique non 12 step methodology, please visit http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/about-us/.

Article Abstract

Dr. Thompson's article positions the search for meaning within the context of addiction. According to the online synopsis, "Evidence from existential–humanistic psychology suggests that addiction is a response to boredom, loneliness, meaninglessness, and other existential struggles. This research is a case study of an existential, meaning-centered therapy practiced at an addiction treatment facility. Meaning therapy assumes that addiction is a response to a life that lacks personal meaning. The solution, therefore, is to help the client live a fulfilling life. The research question asked if, and in what ways, meaning therapy influenced how participants made sense of their addiction and recovery. The study used a mixed-methods design." To read the article abstract in full and order a copy, please visit http://jhp.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/05/14/0022167815585913.abstract.

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, 2014. 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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