Youth Substance Abuse
Ottawa youth and teenagers are the most vulnerable demographics for alcohol and substance abuse. Decades of irresponsible education programs have inadequately addressed the root causes of substance abuse, arguably making youth more vulnerable to harm from drugs. As a result of poor understanding of how to properly approach alcohol and drugs, for some Ottawa youth, one time or infrequent use of alcohol or drugs can result in tragedies like overdose, accidents, and arrest. For Ottawa youth who have run into issues caused by alcohol and drugs, or who may be a suffering alcohol abuse or drug addictions, Capital Choice Counselling deals with both the root causes of substance abuse and teaches methods to reduce the unfortunate consequences that result.
Youth Internet Addiction
Called the ‘silent epidemic’, Ottawa youth internet addiction has become a pervasive problem throughout western society. For some, there are two worlds: the one outside and the one online. Spending too much time in the online world can lead someone to almost forget how to live in the one beyond their bedroom door. Ottawa youth internet addiction can also include video game addiction. Because these people are so rarely seen in person, as a society we barely are even aware they exist, and so it can be difficult to find resources for help when we or someone we love are struggling with the problem of internet addiction in Ottawa. Contact Capital Choice’s Ottawa Youth Counselling today to help understnad the signs of internet or video game addiction and how to help.
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How We Help Ottawa Youth
Fortunately, you have access to Ottawa’s Capital Choice Youth Counselling.Whether your child is suffering from alcohol abuse or drug addiction, or seems to have an addiction to the internet or video games, we can help. We have specialists in exactly this area that can help you, or the one you love, bring themselves back to the ‘offline’ world and find true value in re-integrating themselves into the world beyond their door. We also have counsellors who specialize in Ottawa youth addiction, including alcohol and substance abuse. Contact Capital Choice’s Ottawa Youth Counselling team today and begin getting your loved one the help they need and deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Youth Counselling FAQs
It is a specialized type of counselling that we offer at Ottawa Youth Counselling. Many individuals get involved with alcohol or drugs at a young age and sometimes youth and teens can get dependent on these substances. When an addiction problem is developed to the point that it negatively impacts their lives and the lives of those around them, that’s when you might want to consider youth counselling for addiction.
There can be a few different physical and emotional warning signs when it comes to addiction in youth. If you’re noticing your child frequently has red or watery eyes, different eating habits, extreme hyperactivity, weight loss or gain, excessive sweating, or shaky hands, these could be telltale signs. There are some emotional signals as well, such as paranoia, lack of motivation, irritability, nervousness, or loss of interest in the family. Naturally, teens experience some of these symptoms during puberty, so only a trained professional can truly diagnose an issue. If you’re concerned about your child, contact our team at Ottawa Youth Counselling and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Absolutely! It can be a long road to recovery, and even afterwards, it can still take a lot of work to make sure patients don’t revert back to old habits. At Ottawa Youth Counselling it’s recommended to attend addiction counselling for self-improvement and sobriety after any specialized addiction programs are completed.
There are a few major differences when it comes to addiction therapy for adults compared to children and teens. With a younger demographic, oftentimes a different approach is used during therapy sessions. With youth, they are raised in different environments than adults, and they experience different milestones. All of these things can significantly impact how counselling is absorbed by the patient and all of our therapists take this into account during their sessions.
In Ontario, confidentiality applies to both adults and teens. Confidentiality means all of our therapists and counsellors have a legal obligation not to disclose information without a client’s consent. If you want to speak with your therapist about private information, you can decide who has or doesn’t have access to this information including your parents.
However, there are certain circumstances when a healthcare provider is required by law to disclose confidential information. This can include a duty to warn intended victims, report suspected child abuse, or if they get subpoenaed by court.