Rod Chant, BSW MSW RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
1B-2426 Rosewall Cres., Courtenay, BC
Addiction is now seen as being a chronic disease. Its been found that brain circuitry is affected by the disease whereby the drive for reward and gratification leads to a clouding of judgement. Previous memory as to costs of the problem behaviour is overlooked and poor choices are made. Good intervention practice includes addressing the behaviour "cycle" and identifying points of intervention within the cycle. This is commonly known as relapse prevention. With an extensive background and training in relapse prevention and working in private practice for 17 years, I can help develop a workable relapse plan irregardless of the addiction (substance use, gaming, gambling, internet porn etc.)
Jennifer Mansell, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
#12-1822 Comox Ave, Comox, BC
Jennifer spent 5 years specializing as an Addictions Counsellor with the Government of Alberta. With both personal and professional experience in this area, Jennifer has helped many clients begin to evaluate the harmful effects of addictive behaviours, and begin to move toward their desired lifestyle. Depression, anger, trauma and an overall dissatisfaction with life can lead to compulsive and addictive behaviours with drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, exercise, sex and gaming. Whether you are unsure about making changes or ready to quit immediately, Jennifer will work with you and your specific goals.