Personal Addiction Counselling
There are many roads that lead to addiction—Adverse Childhood Experiences, environmental factors, biology, etc.—and there are also many roads to recovery. No one arrives at addiction in the exact same way, which is why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work and why I advocate for more individualized paths to recovery. But what happens when society doesn’t support any path to recovery besides the Abstinence Only approach? We’re left with the highest overdose deaths we’ve ever seen in Canada. It’s time we stop viewing addiction as a moral wrong and instead treat those struggling with addiction or mental health issues with the compassion they deserve. Life is hard enough as it is, but it’s especially harder for those who have had traumatic upbringings or who may be genetically predisposed.
Do you find yourself:
- Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
- Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get a drug
- Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug, with current societal consequences
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider counselling. I will address the symptoms of drug use in our society of prohibition, and together we’ll structure the time and content of your ongoing process.
I believe there are many paths to success that will work with your goals and desires, and ensure you can make the life changes you want to make. Contact me today.