About Drug Addiction
Drug addiction is a disease that affects millions of Canadians and their families each year. Drug addiction can take many different forms – whether it’s an addiction to marijuana, heroine, cocaine, or pharmaceuticals – it is ultimately the compulsion to use drugs to create positive feelings, or to avoid negative ones. Drug counseling is the first step in breaking the cycle of addiction. Drug addiction can be dealt with whether you are an occasional user or a daily user; the only thing necessary is a desire to stop!
- Do you have a persistent desire to cut down or control your drug use?
- Are you consuming larger amounts over a longer period of time?
- Do you spend a great deal of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the drug’s effects?
- Are important social, occupational, or recreational activities being affected because of your drug use?
- Consuming alcohol frequently on your own, or attempting to hide your drinking
- Are you continuing your drug use despite knowledge of a persistent or recurring physical or psychological problem caused or exacerbated by drug use?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES, I CAN HELP!
At my Toronto clinic, I use a multi-dimensional framework for each individual. Each therapeutic relationship begins with an assessment of the client as a whole – together we look at several areas surrounding the substance use. I am able to gain the clearest picture of my clients’ needs and assess problems, strengths and solutions.