Addiction is Not My Choice

Managing substance use

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What It Does

This brief video talks about:

checkmarkThe neuroscience of addiction
checkmarkHow trauma contributes to substance use
checkmarkOther factors that drive substance use

How It Helps

This resource can help you:

checkmarkUnderstand the biological causes of addiction
checkmarkChallenge stigma around substance use

This brief video talks about:

checkmarkThe neuroscience of addiction
checkmarkHow trauma contributes to substance use
checkmarkOther factors that drive substance use

This resource can help you:

checkmarkUnderstand the biological causes of addiction
checkmarkChallenge stigma around substance use

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There's a beginning to every journey

There's more where this came from! This resource is just one part of a wellness program. Create an account to use the full program, along with:

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5 min self-assessment

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Progress tracking

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Self-guided courses/apps

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Communities of support

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Confidential counselling

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Substance use support

I had never felt any self compassion until I learned what happened to my mind.

CAPSA participant

CAPSA provides a safe and inclusive community of support for those who are questioning their relationship with substances. This video was produced jointly by Carleton University, Dr. Kim Hellemans, PhD, and CAPSA.

If you’re interested in finding more resources like this one, including self-guided courses, webinars, peer-to-peer support groups, live counselling, mindfulness meditations, and more, you can create an account for free. You’ll also be able to complete a wellness assessment and track your progress towards your wellness goals.



CAPSA also hosts peer-facilitated meetings for those questioning their relationship with substances.


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