What is substance abuse?

Substance abuse occurs when an individual uses substance(s) in a manner that negatively impacts their life. We commonly see clients who abuse substances such as: alcohol, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, marijuana, and hallucinogens. A common misconception is that if a substance is legal or prescribed by a doctor that it cannot be abused. Any mind-altering substance has the potential to be abused and can lead an individual into addiction.

Often an addict will place their substance ahead of the welfare of themselves and others. Families are destroyed, jobs are lost, health will suffer, and legal consequences can arise. Addiction is a progressive disease and left untreated it will inevitably get worse. Unfortunately, in far too many cases the addict dies from their addiction before they find substance abuse treatment.

We look at the usage behaviours and reasons for using the substance when we assess clients. In our experience, almost all addicts have experienced trauma in their past. Addicts use substances as a coping mechanism to numb themselves from their pain. Addiction becomes a life of chaos and often the individual suffering feels trapped and does not know where to turn for help.

HOW our substance abuse treatment CAN HELP

At Armour Addiction Services we understand the pain those suffering from addiction feel. Some members of our clinical team have experienced addiction firsthand and now live a life of recovery. We believe addiction treatment should not be a one size fits all model. Everyone is on their own unique journey and require different levels of care. We offer several different programs and services for substance abuse treatment.

Our Certified Addiction Counsellors are available to walk with you through your journey towards living a fulfilling life of recovery. We are not 12-step based, we focus on psycho-education, behavior change, and trauma therapy. Our online services include:  Intensive Outpatient Programs, Counselling, Group Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Focus Groups and Addiction Recovery Workshops. You will be able to work with us from the comfort of your own home, as our services are all offered virtually online.

Contact us today for a free consultation to see if our services are a good fit for you.