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.
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