Helping change what addiction recovery should be.
The days of the "War on Drugs", and "Just Say No" must end. Over and over again, it has been proven that fear and blame do not work. It turns a health problem into a legal problem, a complex problem into a problem of simple willpower, and only creates further alienation and chaos.
When dealing with addiction and recovery, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. It must be seen as a process of personal rediscovery in which the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspects of our lives are addressed.
Because we've been here before.
We have travelled these roads and have had to navigate the current systems of "help" ourselves.
For years we have battled on the front lines of addiction, and now wish to return to it from the other side.
As they say, "one 'addict' helping another is unparalleled."
We make no condemnation about a persons choices in substance consumption, but rather seek to assist people in fulfilling their own desires for life improvement and satisfaction.
Black & Gray is a wholehearted client-centred practice, where success is not gauged by the amount of “days sober”, but by the improvement in quality of life.
You cannot change what you do not know, so we help educate our clients on the vast array of topics that are key in their improvement, such as:
Triggers and Cravings
Building Structure and Routine
A large part of this education comes from our collaborative recovery coaching group with Inspire Recovery Addiction Counselling.