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Substance Misuse and Addiction 

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“Recovery is an inside job with outside help.”


Understanding Addiction:

Experiencing substance misuse or engaging excessively in behaviors like gambling, eating, or viewing pornography is deeply personal. What may have started as a casual, perhaps social activity can evolve into something more consuming, leading you to question your actions and their impact on your life. Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned expert in addiction, describes it as any behavior that provides temporary relief or pleasure but also brings negative consequences and in which you still find it difficult to quit. Does this resonate with you?


Recovery: Looking Beyond the Surface

Contrary to popular opinion addiction isn't just a series of bad choices or a moral failing. Addiction for many is an answer. An answer in that it often represents an adaptive response to a mental, emotional, spiritual or psychic discomfort and pain. Recovery isn’t only about removing the problematic behavior or substance—it's about finding a new answer to the discomfort and recovering parts of ourselves that we have become disconnected from.


A New Perspective on Addiction

In our approach, we shift the focus from asking "Why the addiction?" to exploring "What does the addiction do for you?" This perspective recognizes that addiction often serves as a response to something deeper, and understanding this can be a crucial step toward recovery. The opposite of addiction is not just sobriety, it is connection. Connection with parts of you and meaningful connection with others.


Your Journey, Your Pace

It's natural to feel uncertain about seeking help or even acknowledging the need for it. Therapy provides a space to explore these feelings without pressure, meeting you exactly where you are in your recovery and growth. Whether you’re acknowledging your struggles for the first time, seeking to regain control after a relapse, or anywhere in between, therapy can offer stability and guidance. 


Recovery is a continuous process, marked not just by sobriety but by personal growth and understanding. Listen to that intuitive part of yourself that knows what you need, and let that guide you towards the right choices for your life.


Ready to Begin?

If you're considering therapy or simply looking for direction during a turbulent time, remember that help is available. You don't have to navigate this path alone. Whether you're taking the first step or returning to the path after a setback, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Are you ready to take a step towards recovery?

If so, we offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we're the right fit for you!!

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