Time For A Change

Support in a group setting

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Time for a Change is group therapy offered to individuals aged 17+ who are interested in receiving support around their substance use, behavioural dependencies, and related mental health issues. “Meet the client where they are at” is our group motto. All clients looking for support with these issues are welcome to attend. In cultivating an open dialogue and establishing meaningful connections within the group, Time for a Change aims to provide a supportive and therapeutic environment to explore any personal experiences or emotions that clients are facing. We use a check in format to explore client’s life experiences and the meaning behind those experiences. Positive, constructive feedback is always encouraged. Individuals can come simply to listen and participate when comfortable. Common themes are posted weekly that lead to a facilitated discussion on a variety of relevant topics. Discussion topics include relapse prevention, coping with craving, entering recovery/different methods to recovery, working on relationships, boundaries, emotional regulation, building self-esteem and self-confidence, and addressing mental health concerns. There is no cost to attend. This group is facilitated by Jay Pasternack, Clinical Director. The Time for a Change group runs every Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 pm on ZOOM. For more information, please contact jay@jacstoronto.org

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Testimonials

Since opening in 2000, we’ve helped more than 10,000 families who have struggles with addiction.
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It’s heartwarming to see the work JACS does in our community up close. I watched as their professionals educated community members on addiction triggers and mental health obstacles, which ensured those in the audience they were not alone in their daily struggles. Never have I been able to see an organization’s impact so clearly in such a short period of time.
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After doing drugs for over 42 years I had had enough and desperately wanted to stop ! Now 3 years clean I still attend meetings at JACS. If I would have known that recovery is this good I would have done it a long time ago.
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I have become calmer and able to face challenges easier. During these COVID lockdowns and look to the meditation classes as the highlight of my day!
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I had long know I was a sex addict and didn’t know where to turn. My life had been unmanageable and I was not able to control my addiction. The first couple of COVID months were extremely isolating and hard for me. Finding distractions and projects was not a solution to my addiction. JACS is offering fellowship, support, structure, counselling, a safe open honest space and hope. I am grateful for the support and opportunity JACS offers.
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It’s heartwarming to see the work JACS does in our community up close. I watched as their professionals educated community members on addiction triggers and mental health obstacles, which ensured those in the audience they were not alone in their daily struggles. Never have I been able to see an organization’s impact so clearly in such a short period of time.

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After doing drugs for over 42 years I had had enough and desperately wanted to stop ! Now 3 years clean I still attend meetings at JACS. If I would have known that recovery is this good I would have done it a long time ago.

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I have become calmer and able to face challenges easier. During these COVID lockdowns and look to the meditation classes as the highlight of my day!

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Client

I had long know I was a sex addict and didn’t know where to turn. My life had been unmanageable and I was not able to control my addiction. The first couple of COVID months were extremely isolating and hard for me. Finding distractions and projects was not a solution to my addiction. JACS is offering fellowship, support, structure, counselling, a safe open honest space and hope. I am grateful for the support and opportunity JACS offers.