Addiction is a multi-faceted problem, but one that can be treated effectively.
Treatment should be directed to the individual person rather than to that person's drug(s) of choice.
Treatment can be helpful even if the client initially goes involuntarily. (Eventually, the client's voluntary participation in treatment will influence their recovery path.)
Medications can be an important part of treatment to address drug abuse or the mental health aspects underlying substance use. However, counselling and behavioural therapies are highly effective and in my opinion, the best available treatment options for drug abuse. Many agree with me that behavioural therapies are an essential element to treat substance use.
Through therapy and education on addiction, I hope to give you the knowledge and coping skills for living without the aid of mood altering chemicals or addictive behaviours.