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How Do I Know if I’m Addicted?

The term “addiction” is used frequently in reference to many behaviours from substance abuse to food, to sex, or chocolate. It is often referred to in jest, and yet it is a very serious topic for those caught in the...

Five Reasons for Seeking Telephone Counselling

In my experience as a counsellor, I have seen many things change in the way we practice over the years.  Moving from costly long-term approaches, we now incorporate brief solution-focused therapies and strength-based models. Instead of the role of “expert”...

Is Overcoming Addiction Possible?

When struggling with addictions, it may seem impossible to imagine a life without substance use. You know the cycle:
…do well for a time,
…start feeling better,
…think you can do just a little,
…perhaps, be in control for a while,
…full blown relapse,
…ending at...