There are still many that view Addiction as a “choice” or “personal weakness” despite medical evidence to show that it is rooted in the brain (specifically the reward circuitry). This perspective is still rampant in medical circles as well as in the general public. Advocacy is a person by person, moment by moment process and everyone can do their part. We explore both of these topics this week.
These messages are developed by Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist and Clinical Services Director at HUM
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Health Upwardly Mobile (HUM) is a counselling and therapy provider based in Calgary. Our team includes a variety of healthcare providers including nurses, physicians, psychologists and social workers.