Drug Addiction

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?


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.

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Drug counseling begins with a decision to work together to find a solution. The first step is asking for help! Together, we will create a treatment plan that uses a multi-dimensional approach. I draw from a number of solution-focused modals including motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and the 12-steps to help my clients overcome their addiction(s) and other presenting issues. The journey towards a solution will be walked together as I help my clients overcome the obstacles preventing them from achieving their goals, and, in turn, leading to a much more fulfilled and complete life that is free from drugs and alcohol.

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Private Counseling

Family counselling involves educating the family on what their loved one is experiencing, and how it has caused disequilibrium within the family unit. The family learns about supporting their loved one during the recovery process.

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I provide biopsychosocial/multidimensional assessments and reports that analyze my clients’ major issues with substance use as well as other mental illnesses. At the heart of the assessment is a decision-making task whereby we hypothesize about problems, strengths, and solutions. The goal of the assessment is to establish a complete picture of my client. The information gathered from the assessment allows us to create a treatment plan for my client.

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Acting as a case manager I introduce, utilize, and expedite the use of local resources in the community, that are consistent with the Treatment plan of my client. I keep in contact with the referred agencies to monitor my client’s progress continuously, and to implement changes when necessary.

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With numerous contacts at a number of Treatment Centers across North America, my purpose is to match clients with the rehab that fits my clients’ wants, needs, and financial budget.

With my client’s permission, I track each client’s progress by keeping in contact with all the people who are working with my client while in rehab – the doctor, social worker, addiction counselor, and any other contacts.

Once my client completes treatment and is home we continue therapy, work on reintegration back home and the community as well as work on overcoming any obstacles that arise, and focus on relapse prevention.

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