Substance Use / Misuse

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Learn to challenge unhelpful thoughts with cognitive behavioural therapy
Learn how to better manage symptoms
Treat “dual diagnoses” simultaneously
Develop new skills and perspectives while living at home
Benefit from treatment in a safe and supportive environment

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.

For clients with secondary substance use challenges, our individualized treatment plans can address both the primary mood or anxiety issues and the co-occurring substance use/misuse issues.