Addiction is a condition that leads to a compulsive engagement with a substance or activity, regardless of negative consequences. Addictions can be the result of either physical and/or psychological dependence. Addictions can be either substance related like a drug addiction or a behavioural addiction like gambling. The most common way to define addiction is using the 4 C’s of addiction:
Loss of control of amount or frequency of use
Compulsion to use
Continued substance use despite consequences
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based type of therapy that can treat a wide variety of mental disorders. It is a common treatment for anxiety, social anxiety and depression, with evidence showing it to be equally as helpful as medications. CBT focuses on the present and on breaking negative thought patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also adaptable to children, adolescents, and couples.
Online Therapy For Addiction
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to be effective in treating addiction. Since CBT focuses on goal setting and breaking negative behaviour patterns it is an ideal treatment for addiction. Online therapy is effective at helping people break their addiction and build long term mental resilience to prevent relapse.
Who are TranQool Therapists?
TranQool therapists are registered social workers and psychologists in Ontario. Our therapists specialize in providing online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.