Teen Substance Abuse Counselling
Teen Substance Abuse in Ottawa, ON
Today's teens face a variety of difficult life-choices and challenges. At 'Get Real' Counselling Services Inc., our client base consists primarily of teens from the age of sixteen years old and up. Let our experience help today.
Decisions on alcohol, drugs, novelty seeking, and risk taking behaviours have real potential for negatively affecting teen's lives and their future. Some of the reasons why teenagers use alcohol, drugs, or act out behaviorally include:
- Rebellion against authority
- Medicate anxiety, depression or ADHD
- Unresolved childhood trauma(s)
- Social pressures ("fitting in"™)
- Curiosity or impulsivity
- Finding a social group
- Escape the pain of shame (e.g. from learning or appearance issues)
- Euphoria (It "feels good", a sense of well-being)
- Numbing relief from unpleasant emotions
The decisions made by teens about drug and alcohol use will influence their physical and psychological health, as well as academics, relationships, jobs or career.
Here to Help
At 'Get Real', Counselling Services Inc. our goal is to help teens with their substance abuse and/or dependency. We do this by determining their core issues, and developing an individualized treatment plan.
'Get Real', Counselling Services Inc. offers therapy and programs that include the following components:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), & other modalities as required
- Family therapy to addressing dysfunctional mechanisms of communication and interactions
- Education, Videos, homework assignments etc...
- Right sized interventions that help increase motivation, realize achieved goals, and to stay in recovery, & personal growth
- Relapse prevention planning and support
At 'Get Real', our treatment plans are founded on an understanding that unattended core issues drive substance use and abuse, which often leads to addiction.If you or someone you know is having problems with substance abuse call 'Get Real', Counselling Services Inc. in Ottawa, ON.
What a relief
When I learned how much trouble my friend was in due to his gambling addiction, it was obvious he needed professional help - now. Since making contact with Get Real, I have my friend back and he has his life back on track, and he has done this without missing work, or losing everything which was the direction he was headed towards.
Thank you for helping our family
We were truly out of options until we found Get Real Counselling and then at the other end of the phone was someone who understood what we were going through trying to find our teenager some help with his drug use. Available to our son and all the members of the family we quickly came up with a plan to move forward and now also have a better understanding of the whole situation and a positive way forward - thank you Get Real!
Well Worth It
I would highly recommend Jeff and his counselling services to anyone who is struggling with addiction problems in their life. Jeff was professional yet personal. He really got to the heart of the problem and truly saved my family and marriage from going deeper into a hole. I feel that my life has turned around for the better, and also that I have good coping mechanisms to help me deal with issues that do arise. While many therapists have a broad range of focuses, Jeff is specifically trained to deal with addiction, and because of this, we could remain focused on the big issue. Well worth any monetary or time investment!
Get Real Helped Me Recover
I was burning out at work and suffering from depression and addiction issues. A friend introduced me to the services provided by Get Real Counselling Services. The assistance I received from Get Real helped me rebuild my life. My counselor guided me through the process of recovering from addiction and understanding and managing my depression. He then provided career counselling which helped me choose a profession which is a much better fit for my skills. I have recommended Get Real to others and will continue to do so.
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