Whether the struggle is with Alcohol, Drugs, or some other mood or state altering substance, overuse can become a problem for many of us. Generally speaking, if you are noticing concerns about whether drugs or alcohol are taking up too much space in your life or your relationships, it is worth talking to someone to learn more. In many cases, people begin consuming these substances in social settings on an occasional basis and over time, this can progress into more regular or habitual use, and even into daily use that includes an element of secrecy. We often see these behaviours occurring with a cyclical pattern, where the person struggling with overuse will make promises to self and others to change and yet over time, it appears they simply cannot control the impulse to return to using and misusing the very thing they are trying to avoid.
If you are wondering whether you or someone you care about may benefit from an assessment for alcohol or drug / substance abuse, Jericho Counselling is here to help. We also have therapists with addiction expertise who can begin counselling treatment right away. Custom built, individualized outpatient treatment programs are also available at Jericho Counselling, which can be an attractive alternative to group orientated, community programs. Please call our offices at 604 · JERICHO (537 · 4246) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you start the process.