Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a Top Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program in BC, Announces Success of 'Wasted' Documentary Showing

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a leading drug rehabilitation facility, serving patients in Powell River, British Columbia. The Centre is releasing details on its recent screening of “Wasted”, a documentary covering addiction issues in B.C.

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The documentary ‘Wasted’ covers what is acknowledged to be an important societal issue.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of the top drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, at, is proud to announce details of its recent showing of 'Wasted,' a documentary on addiction in British Columbia, Canada. Maureen Palmer and Mike Pond were on site for a screening of “Wasted”, a documentary from CBC’s “The Nature of Things” which covers addiction issues from both a local, British Columbia angle, and a very personal one.

“The documentary ‘Wasted’ covers what is acknowledged to be an important societal issue, the failure to cope with an expanding population of drug abusers,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “Government efforts fall short, and private drug rehabilitation services cannot cover the gap. Even among those who do receive some form of treatment, there is the additional problem of relapse, as Mike Pond’s experience brings home.”

Sunshine Coast Health Centre was fortunate to host Maureen Palmer and Mike Pond on site in August, as they toured B.C. to promote their jointly produced documentary “Wasted.” The program was screened for the Centre’s clients, including some of the unaired portions. Further, Ms. Palmer and Mr. Pond gave a small presentation after the screening. The clients judged the work to be inspirational, and experienced benefits from attending. The power of the work was seem to come from its expanding beyond the ‘theoretical’ benefits of addiction treatments, as it heightened the personal stakes involved in covering the relapse of one of the participants (Mike Pond) in his alcohol addiction.

The entire documentary can be viewed at CBC’s program site for the “The Nature of Things”:

(Note: video is accessible only to Canadian residents).

The documentary highlights that addiction treatment cannot be considered to function on the same model as generic medical treatments, e.g. a single course of antibiotics and the patient is all well again. Instead, the treatment must be tailored to the needs of the individual patient. If this approach is not employed, the the course of treatment may end in failure, either immediately (the patient returns directly to their drug habit) or later as the individual relapses.

It should be noted that the Centre produces a very popular guide to drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia at

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'.


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