While we strongly recommend that clients consult with a trained health professional, we recognize that people often turn first to social media on their phones or connected devices.
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) December 05, 2018
Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of the top Centres in Canada for drug rehab and alcohol treatment, is proud to announce three key social media successes for Winter, 2018. Increasingly, the first efforts by clients and loved ones to discover the best drug rehab or alcohol treatment options for them occur on social media sites such as Facebook or on Internet review sites such as Google reviews. For this reason, the Centre is pleased to announce three successes across social media platforms.
“While we strongly recommend that clients consult with a trained health professional, we recognize that people often turn first to social media on their phones or connected devices,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “Accordingly, we are excited to announce three successes across a range of social media platforms.”
The first key area of success is the vibrancy of the the Centre's Facebook page, which now tops 21,000 "likes" on Facebook and enjoys over 49 reviews. Second, the Calgary location now enjoys eight reviews on Google and includes new questions using the Google Q&A feature. It can be viewed at https://goo.gl/FEvkoB. Third, the Centre has just announced a new, explanatory video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wL2hrPA2GT0, which is part of a YouTube-based outreach strategy. (It should also be noted that the Centre operates an outreach website at http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/ aimed at helping people find government and nonprofit resources across Canada).
THE ADVANTAGES OF A NEW INTERNET ERA VIS-A-VIS DRUG REHABILITATION AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT
Here is background on this release. Canada is in the midst of one of the worst drug epidemics in its history, specifically the opioid addiction crisis. Addiction - to drugs, to alcohol, to other substances - is a scourge not only upon society but upon the persons caught in the throes of addiction and their families. Fortunately, Canadian society is responding with both governmental and private drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs. Second, the rise of social media in particular and the Internet in general, is making it easier than ever for persons to take that first, often hesitant step, towards finding an addiction treatment program that might meet their unique needs and issues. Perhaps it is a Google search for "Calgary drug rehab Centres" or "Calgary alcohol treatment programs" that lands them on the Centre's Calgary information page at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/calgary-alcohol-treatment/. Or perhaps it is a Facebook post that they see in their news feed, or investigate on the Centre's Facebook Page. Or still a third option, perhaps they read the reviews from others on Google or Yelp about drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs that have worked for them. Finally, the fact that a website inquiry can lead to a confidential phone assessment means that, even without leaving the privacy of their home, they can take the first, often tentative step, towards finding treatment.
By announcing three successes across social media, Sunshine Coast is helping to boost awareness that the current era is not, entirely, one of despair when it comes to addiction.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
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'.