Canada’s Top-Rated Alcohol Treatment & Drug Rehab Center, Sunshine Coast, Announces Co-Sponsorship of Major Canadian Trauma and Addiction Conference

Sunshine Coast Health Centre offers alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation at its British Columbia (BC) program. As part of its support for lifelong learning, the Centre is co-sponsoring a major conference in Canada on trauma and addiction.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre, one of Canada’s top-rated drug alcohol treatment and drug rehab programs at, is proud to announce that it is co-sponsoring a major Canadian conference on trauma and addiction. The conference is named “The Canadian Trauma and Addictions Conference: Helping Individuals Heal and Recover” and brings together leading researchers and practitioners across Canada. This year, the conference will be “virtual,” thus, making it easily accessible to anyone in Canada over the internet.

“Since we utilize a non-12 step methodology to combat alcoholism and drug addiction, outreach helps us both teach and learn new methodologies for the treatment of trauma, PTSD, and addiction,” explained Casey Jordan, Marketing Manager for the Center. “Our co-sponsorship and attendance at this event will help nurture a positive, learning environment across Canada as our society copies with these intertwined phenomena.”

Keynote Entitled ‘The Hungry Ghost’ Headlines Major Conference

This year’s conference is headlined by Gabor Mate, M.D., and his talk, entitled “The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism.” As the conference website explains, Gabor Mate shows that addictions do not represent a discrete set of medical disorders, rather, they merely reflect the extreme end of a continuum of addiction, mostly hidden, that runs throughout our society. His research draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common. Persons who want to learn more can visit 

As for Sunshine Coast, the program uses a non-12 step methodology in its drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs. Sessions at the conference will touch upon issues such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), self-destructive behaviors, and screening tools to assist in assessment and diagnosis of concurrent disorders. By supporting the continuing education of its staff, Sunshine Coast is not only helping it to maintain its position as one of Canada’s top-rated alcohol treatment and drug rehab programs but also contributing to the ongoing, professional dialogue concerning non-12 step methodologies. Persons interested in learning more can visit its website at 


Sunshine Coast Health Centre ( 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. 

*Currently operating with 34 beds due to COVID-19

Source: Sunshine Coast Health Centre