At HUM, we are an integrated health care team. That means that you can receive health care services from a number of different health care providers, such as nurses, physicians, and psychologists, based on your needs. We take a holistic approach to health; therefore we will be exploring biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions, rather than looking at health issues or diagnoses in isolation.
Your addiction recovery journey begins when you make the choice to get help. We understand how difficult of a situation this can be for most people, and that’s why we strive to embrace every patient that walks into our clinic.
Substance abuse is one of the many issues Canadians are facing in their day-to-day lives. Over 6 million Canadians (around 21% of the population) will struggle with addiction at some point in their lives. Many of us know of someone who struggles with addiction as well. Each form of abuse can lead to dependency which is extremely difficult to overcome or even impossible without proper help and addiction counseling.
People from all walks of life turn to drugs, alcohol, sex, or gambling due to many reasons such as experimentation, peer pressure, self-medication, and recreational purposes. Every user is different and sometimes this may not lead to becoming an addict, but the risk of addiction starts from the moment of first use. Age is also a major factor, with younger individuals having a higher chance of becoming addicted to drugs while experimenting. Our intensive treatments can help uncover the underlying reasons for an individual’s addiction, and begin assessing different issues that have contributed to their condition. By doing this, we can help the patient achieve wellness and live confidently without the need to abuse certain substances or behaviors.
We have different programs to help all kinds of patients. What works for one might not work for another. That’s why it’s very important to be truthful and upfront about your condition so that we can decide what the best option is for you.
Take a look at some of our addiction services in Calgary as well as our treatment programs to determine what will work best for your recovery
Addiction is a chronic brain disease and is influenced by both genetics and environment similar to other chronic diseases such as diabetes. Addiction can manifest in many ways including use of alcohol and the focus at HUM is to address Addiction is Addiction. This means that whether a person uses alcohol, drugs, or engages in compulsive behaviors, such as gambling, shopping etc., these are not mutually exclusive and represent different manifestations of the same disease. Visit our alcohol addiction help page for more information on our recovery programs.
Addiction involving drugs is a chronic medical condition that requires assessment and treatment. With Addiction involving drugs, the ability to make healthy choices becomes no longer possible. The drug(s) begin to start controlling your life, making life more unmanageable. With Addiction, drug use is a symptom of what is happening in the brain and the person is seeking escape, relief, and/or reward. Unfortunately, there is no off switch and there is an ever-increasing desire for more. Visit our drug addiction treatment page for more information on our recovery programs.
In our society today, increasing numbers of people are prescribed opioids for physical health symptoms. Unfortunately, without proper monitoring and appreciation of the risk of Addiction, what starts off as pain management can uncover unmanageability with Addiction involving opioids. Wherever the journey with opioids started, often by the time people are seeking treatment they are finding themselves using more frequently, in higher doses, and with less benefit than they had experienced in the past. Visit our opioid addiction treatment page for more information on our recovery programs.
Eating disorders, or Addiction involving food, is a chronic medical condition that requires assessment and treatment. With Addiction in this area, the ability to make healthy choices is impaired and compulsive behaviors control the individual’s life, leading to feelings of unmanageability. The eating disorder is a symptom of what is happening in the brain and it leads the person to seek escape, relief, and/or reward. While there is no off switch to stop this process completely, with recovery and treatment, high quality of life is possible. Visit our eating disorder treatment page for more information on our recovery programs.
Gambling Addiction (otherwise known as Addiction involving gambling) is Addiction that is manifested by a compulsion, craving, impaired control, or lack of restraint in gambling despite it causing negative consequences to the person’s physical, mental, relational, and financial well-being. Gambling Addiction may seem to exist in isolation or recognized to be happening along with other problematic behaviors, including substance use, sexual acting out, or more. With proper assessment and treatment, change and high quality of life are possible. Visit our gambling addiction treatment page for more information on our recovery programs.
Sex Addiction (otherwise known as Addiction involving sex) involves symptoms of unmanageable behaviour and seeking escape, reward and relief with sex. Typically there is a great deal of time, effort and resources put into obtaining and participating in the behaviours. There are significant consequences to these behaviours and there is an inability to stop without help in spite of the desire to do so. Visit our sex addiction service page for more details.