VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 4, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of the top drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia serving people from throughout the Province from Powell River to Vancouver to Victoria, is proud to announce an in-depth post to its blog on perspectives on addiction treatment. With the rise in concern throughout Canada on addiction, the new post is a straightforward explanation of differing theories on addiction.
“The framework through which addiction is perceived is critical,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “Persons suffering from dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other issues will find this an informative overview to differing perspectives on addiction.”
Persons interested in reading the post on addiction can visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/2019/01/schc-interpretation-addiction. The post overviews perspectives and methodologies for the treatment of addiction, with the two most common issues being an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Persons who are suffering from addiction and/or their loved ones will also benefit from learning more about the Centre's non-12 Step methodology at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/non-12-step, where they can also request a confidential, private consultation on treatment options.
ADDICTION AND A METHODOLOGY OF MEANING
Here is the background on this release. The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction and over 100 recognized therapies. While many theories have been circulated, a consensus has emerged that persons prone to addiction may be "easily bored," and yet another key variable is the presence (or lack) of meaning in their lives. People who have a strong sense of meaning in their lived experience tend to be less prone to addiction; people who tend to describe their lives as weak on meaning tend to be more prone to addiction, and thereby dependency on drugs or alcohol.
The post explains the perspective on meaning in greater detail. Essentially, this component says that a person in active addiction (or vulnerable to addiction) feels that life is meaningless, monotonous, and boring. Intoxication is a response to such a dull life, in which the person finds little significance. This idea was first proposed by the great psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, and is the basis for SCHC’s definition of addiction. While acknowledging the neurobiological, psychological, and social components, SCHC pays special attention to the idea that addiction is a response to a life that lacks personal meaning.
Persons seeking to learn more are encouraged to read the post in its entirety. Those suffering from addiction (or their loved ones) are encouraged to reach out for a consultation. It should be noted that while Sunshine Coast draws clients from all over Canada, its client base is particularly strong from British Columbia and its primary cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and other population centers in the Province.
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 the 15 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."
Source: Sunshine Coast Health Centre