Substance Use / Misuse

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Learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts with cognitive behavioural therapy

Depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD all have high rates of co-morbidity with respect to substance use / misuse. Often, self-medication via alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications serves the short-term function of assisting individuals with managing unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms – however, untreated mental health conditions can lead to long-term misuse of substances, which can result in secondary substance use disorders.

It’s critical that these "dual diagnoses" be treated simultaneously. Our individualized treatment plans target both the underlying mental health issues, as well as co-occurring substance use/misuse issues.