Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC) officially opened in the spring of 2004. Family ownership, having spent the previous 25 years running residential mental health facilities, saw the need for more drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs and had the land, buildings, and experience in residential care to make it possible.
Patterning itself after the largest treatment centres in the United States, Betty Ford Center and Hazelden, SCHC initially opened as a 12-Step treatment centre. Over the next few years, however, we found that too many clients weren’t being treated with the kindness and respect they deserved. We also learned that 12-Step treatment was not backed by psychological or evidence-based research. As a result, in 2008, we overhauled SCHC’s program, replacing its 12-Step focus with a meaning-centered one.
Today, SCHC is a fully licensed and accredited treatment centre for mental health, addictions, and occupational trauma. We are also a Certified B Corp that prioritizes its clients, employees, families, and community over profits. Our non-12 step, evidence-based model is used to help clients throughout their time with us. While other programs focus on abstinence or reducing harm, we believe that the recovery process needs to move beyond mere healing. Instead, we use Meaning-centered therapy to help our clients experience personal transformation and full integration into society. Our therapists help clients become the authors of their own lives and gain awareness of who they are, how they fit into the world, as well as their strengths and limitations.
Clients at our facility come from a variety of professional backgrounds. From military and first responders to business owners and CEOs of technology companies, we provide an environment supportive of individuals who are unable to step away 100% from work while they attend addiction treatment.
Sunshine Coast Health Centre offers an unparalleled setting, located on 9 private acres of serene oceanfront property along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Nestled between the gentle shores of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Coastal Mountains, our campus is ideally situated to enhance your recovery experience from drugs, alcohol, or other substances and draws on the healing power of nature to contribute to one’s recovery.
Treatment shouldn’t feel like punishment. With SCHC, it won’t. Call us today for admission to our internationally recognized centre.