Articles About Addiction, Therapy & More

Wasn’t that a party?

Wasn’t that a party?

I know that I am not unique in this regard, but fantasy was a large part of my addictive behaviours. The sights and situations that I saw in real life which became the small foundational pieces for hours of derived fantasy adventures were at times limitless. There is...

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Remember those old commercials about drinking and driving, where they would stack one empty glass in front of another to simulate some of the impairment that occurs while under the influence of alcohol? It doesn’t take long before everything becomes blurry and...

Diving In The Deep End

Diving In The Deep End

Blurry. Out-of-focus. Hard to see. Head in a fog. Ever been there? I know that I have. But in some ways, I think I would compare where I was at  the height of my addiction to the condition of a race horse: Primed, full of energy and vigour…

Being a ‘Good’ Addict

Being a ‘Good’ Addict

I’m a recovering sex addict. In my personal recovery journey, I have been in individual therapy, group therapy and 12-Step fellowships. I’ve worked through the 12-Steps twice, so far.. I have journaled and written a great deal during this time, mostly for my benefit,...

5 Cyber Safety Tools For Your Parenting Toolkit

5 Cyber Safety Tools For Your Parenting Toolkit

Covid has changed the way everyone’s online habits, including our kids. One survey found that screen time for children had increased by 500% during the pandemic. Some research has suggested that too much screen time for teenagers could be linked to mental health...

The Children of Pornhub

The Children of Pornhub

Why does Canada allow Pornhub to profit off videos of exploitation and assault?   Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being...

Good Reasons to Stay with a Sex Addict

Good Reasons to Stay with a Sex Addict

I do not take sides on the issue of whether it is better to stay in a marriage or committed relationship with a sex addict or whether it is better to get away and start over. I think there are many valid arguments on both sides depending on the situation.

How to know if you need therapy

How to know if you need therapy

Have you ever wondered if you should see a therapist? Or perhaps you've felt like someone you care about might be at the point they need professional help? While there are thousands of studies that back up psychotherapy as an evidence-based treatment, many people...

What do therapists think of Social Media?

What do therapists think of Social Media?

Is Social Media as bad as people say? Is it having an effect on children, teenagers, young adults and adults? Several of the service providers at The Whitestone Clinic, who see how social media plays an impact on every day lives, delve deep into this topic. The...

Real therapists answer how they stay mentally healthy

Real therapists answer how they stay mentally healthy

Do you ever wonder how therapists stay mentally healthy despite listening to tough stories all day long? The service providers at The Whitestone Clinic in Ottawa were asked how they handle the difficult parts of their job and it turns out most of their advice applies...

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