Are you new to Recovery from Addiction?
Have you told yourself repeatedly that you want to stop or slow down on substance use? Is the fear of what life will be like without it getting in the way of making change? The chaos and unmanageability in life due to substance use can be a terrifying and overwhelming feeling. Through discovery and challenging work, problematic substance use does not have to hold the power that it may currently have in your life. If you are experiencing a bigger fight than you expected with substance use, there are ways to find wellness and win the battle.
If you are looking to abstain from all substances or from one particular substance or wanting to reduce the use of a substance, change can happen. I do not take a solely abstinence approach to substance use however in my experience the majority of individuals find abstinence gives them the best opportunity to be and stay well but we all start somewhere and starting is the first step.
Are you currently in Recovery and looking for assistance?
Being a person "In Recovery" can mean a lot of different things. To me this means that you are currently making changes and want to live a life differently than what life was like in the past. Being in Recovery typically means that you have accepted the fact that the use of substances was problematic and you are seeking a journey to live life in a less problematic way.
Perhaps you have you recently returned home from a residential treatment program and the reality of life has hit you a lot faster than anticipated? Do you feel lost about what to do next and what recovery is? Have you been in recovery for months or years or days and you have hit a road block and you don't want that road block to cause old behaviours, thoughts, and feelings to come back into your life that were causing chaos?
Being In Recovery can have challenging times. If you are feeling vulnerable in these challenges, counselling can often help avoid going back to old ways.
The Addiction Isn’t Me (AIM) Outpatient Treatment Program is an affordable 5-week program designed to allow individuals to continue to meet their everyday responsibilities while receiving assistance with substance use disorder. This program is offered to Adults and Youth (in Highschool).
The program exists for three specific reasons:
The treatment program consists of One on One counselling sessions, reading assignments, written homework, goal setting, and aftercare planning. As recovery is about connection, the program also incorporates family/partner involvement. Each week clients will receive three one-on-one counselling sessions and assignments to be completed outside of the counselling.
This program is not a 12-step-based program. There may be pieces to it, but it also includes tools and knowledge from other supports. Recovery is finding balance in the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical quadrants. This is not a one size fits all model, it is a personally designed recovery plan based on your goals, wants, and needs.
For questions about the program please do not hesitate to contact me by email, phone call, or text.
The Recovery Support Group runs on Thursday evenings from 7:45 - 9:00 pm at the office.
Everyone is welcome. If you are in recovery, thinking about recovery, want to learn about recovery, or have been impacted by someone else’s substance use, you are welcome to attend. The intention of this group is to allow individuals to share about challenges and successes in their recovery journey.
Starting July 20, 2023 the group will run every other Thursday