Addictions


Internet Addiction: Effects On The Brain, Signs, & Risks

The use of technology and the internet has been ingrained into our society, drastically changing the way we live our lives. People nowadays rely on the internet for just about anything, including work, socializing, shopping, music, and homework. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you have an internet addiction, as going online…

How and When To Talk To Your Teenager About Substance Use

Many countries around the world, including Canada, have noticed a spike in substance abuse over the last few years. Whether these drugs are being used for social reasons, as a way to fit in and socialize with their friends, or as a way to cope with life’s stressors, the amount of teenage substance abuse has…

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How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Make a Difference in Your Life

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and successful mental health treatment methods nowadays. It involves identifying problematic thoughts and behaviours and modifying them for the better. Is CBT right for you? How does it work? That’s what we will explore in this issue of the Capital Choice Counselling blog. What Happens…

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Coping with Mental Health Issues in the COVID-19 Era

Do you find yourself increasingly anxious or depressed? Has this new world of COVID-19 seemingly overwhelmed your life, leaving you filled with stress, anxiety and/or other emotions that have made it difficult to get through each day? Are you unsure of what to do next, and how to get through it all? You’re not alone…

Ottawa Addiction Counselling: A Commitment to Recovery

Addiction is widespread and negatively impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. Contrary to what people believe, addiction is a disorder that has a clear biological basis. It’s more than just something that is “in the mind.” However, there may also be clear triggers and causes for many. These causes can be especially notable…

Depression Therapy & Counselling in Kanata

Depression is a huge issue that’s getting more and more attention these days – deservedly so. Many things can contribute to the development of this disorder, and these are present seemingly everywhere in our lives. Stressors, are among the culprits that contribute to depression. It can be a very serious issue if left unaddressed and…

EMDR for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Psychological trauma is a struggle for anyone. When bad things take place, it’s hard to get back to a safe space. This point is where therapy can help you, and among your many options is EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the well-known therapy techniques out there. This interactive approach…

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How to Know Whether You Have an Addiction (and How to Treat It)

If we were to address addiction a century ago, we would have been talking about a moral failing rooted in one’s personality. Thankfully, therapy and counselling have evolved over time, and addiction (be it alcohol, drugs or other substances & activities) is today regarded as an illness. Addiction has been categorized this way thanks to…

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Screen Time: Do You Have a Social Media Addiction?

  You’re well past your bedtime, but your smartphone and laptop are still keeping you up. You know that you have to start your day early tomorrow morning, but you just can’t seem to close your gadgets for fear of missing out. You recognize that your attachment to social media may not be healthy anymore,…