Addiction and Substance Abuse Services
The Psychotherapy and Clinical Team provide services to individuals with Addiction and Substance Abuse Issues.
Addictive behaviours are very common, and much more common than usually realized because addicts are so good at hiding their addiction from others. Addicts are also expert at hiding their addiction from themselves. Addictive and Substance Abuse behaviours are always debilitating for the individual and their family. Addiction and Substance Abuse threaten an individuals’ important relationships, job, financial security, lifestyle, and self-esteem.
Substance abuse and dependence may involve alcohol, cannabis, and/or illicit or prescription opioid, stimulant, pain, or and other psychoactive drugs.
Other common addictive behaviours that can be addressed by treatment include compulsive gambling, social media use, over-eating or under-eating, sexual behaviour, shopping, exercising, or gaming and computer use.
Usual treatments include addiction assessment treatment planning and referral; cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational therapy; addiction education; and other psychotherapeutic services such as empowerment; relationship therapy, treatment of past trauma including accidents, child trauma, pain and sexual abuse and assault; stress management; treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and loss; anger management; healthy coping mechanisms and harm reduction.
Services are provided for Napanee, Belleville, Trenton, Quinte West, Prince Edward County, Hastings County, Lennox & Addington County and Northumberland County.