We know that DUI is a charge given for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other substances. THC content from marijuana intake can impair a person’s judgement and decision-making just as much as alcohol and drugs.
Our program is an educational course which through therapeutic counselling helps you recognize, learn about, and stop unhealthy behaviors.
We help our clients learn coping skills and create new healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle.
Substance use and alcohol abuse have a negative effect on our body as well as our ability to concentrate, focus and make the right decisions.
The mindset that “he/she is okay to drive” when the person drinks or uses any kind of drugs, may cause more problems than the “inconvenience” of calling a taxi but the outcome of driving under the influence can potentially cost your life, or the life of others.
Though Domestic abuse , or domestic violence, is another punishable behavior by the Canadian Law, many don’t have a clear understanding of what is considered a domestic violence.
Abusing is defined by certain controlling behaviours in intimate relationships such as marriage, and couples living together.
There are many forms of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal assault, or psychological. Many cases of domestic abuse are not reported but any action that is intended to blame, intimidate, hurt, humiliate, frightened, the partner falls in to domestic abuse.
Research has shown that there is more domestic abuse inside relationships where substance use and abuse are present. The abuser uses coercion, threats, isolation, manipulation of parenting and role responsibilities, and other methods to gain authority, power, and “respect” from the victim.
UMATTERCARE takes domestic violence seriously and the victim’s safety is the main goal. Our Partner Assault Response Educational Program (PAR-EP) is designed to help the offenders gain knowledge on the issue as they take responsibility for their actions. Becoming accountable for our actions means accepting and understanding our mistakes and making the necessary changes to improve ourselves. Offenders will have the opportunity to challenge their beliefs and attitudes, as well as understand and learn how respectful communication and self-improvement can contribute to solving conflict in non-abusive ways. We all feed from each-other’s well being. We also feed on each-other’s mood and state of mind.
We understand that any forme of violence has roots on other unsolved personal issues which may be carried from childhood or accumulated during the years from stressful situation. The emotional imbalance that they leave may come out in the form of anger and/or violence toward others. Our program provides one-on-one sessions in a non-judgemental environment therefore offering a better opportunity to work on issues in a deeper level. To better ourselves which will result in bettering relationships we must first understand ourselves, who we are. And to do so we need to acknowledge and understand our emotions, our expectations, our goals and our actions.
Domestic violence casts a far-reaching shadow, affecting a diverse range of individuals and communities. First and foremost, the primary victims are those directly subjected to the abuse—the survivors. They endure the physical, emotional, and psychological torment inflicted by their intimate partners or family members. Yet, the repercussions extend beyond them. Children, as silent witnesses, bear witness to the distressing scenes, their innocence marred by the violence they observe. Friends and loved ones, filled with worry and helplessness, grapple with their own emotions as they witness the suffering of someone they care about deeply.
Society as a whole is impacted, burdened by the hidden costs of domestic violence—strained healthcare systems, reduced productivity, and the perpetuation of a culture of fear and silence.