VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), considered one of the best non-12-step drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, is excited to announce a series of new posts comparing the Canadian response to COVID-19 to the response to the opioid crisis. The posts are "food for thought" for citizens and decision-makers in Canada as they work together to outline logical strategies for better public health across Canada.
"COVID-19 is a serious issue and we support any and all evidence-based efforts to mitigate this terrible pandemic," explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. "In our blog posts, we overview and compare the response to COVID-19 to the response to the ongoing opioid crisis. Both deserve a thoughtful, science-based response from our public authorities and stakeholders."
Interested persons can read the posts as follows. First, there's "A Tale of Two Public Health Emergencies: A Comparison of the Opioid Overdose Crisis and COVID-19 Pandemic" by Daniel Jordan at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/blog/a-tale-of-two-public-health-emergencies-a-comparison-of-the-opioid-overdose-crisis-and-covid-19-pandemic/. That post digs into the two crises and compares the impact and response. A second post is "COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Address the Pandemic of Loneliness" by Daniel Jordan as well at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/blog/covid-19-is-an-opportunity-to-address-the-pandemic-of-loneliness/. That post explains how an "epidemic of loneliness" afflicts many Canadians and, unfortunately, many turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of "self-medication." In both cases, Canadian society would be well-served by focusing on the long-term problems of drugs, alcohol, PTSD, and trauma, even as it prioritizes efforts to mitigate COVID-19.
Finally, persons who want to dig deeper into these issues can read the Centre's lively blog at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/blog/. And women who suffer from these issues can visit the Centre's sister website at https://georgiastraitwomensclinic.ca/, which offers best-in-class therapy options for Canadian women.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
Sunshine Coast Health Centre (http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca) is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on March 15, 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."
Source: Sunshine Coast Health Centre