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Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program at HUM

By Ms. Paige Abbott, M.Sc., R.Psych.

HUM is very excited to announce the launch of our first Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for addiction treatment.The HUM Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is comprised of an assessment and 3 phases spread out over a period of 3 months. It is designed to provide more in-depth treatment for Addiction in a short-term, day treatment format, so that an individual does not have to be away from home/work for an extended period of time.  HUM can assist in making arrangements for accommodation for individuals from out-of-town.


The intensive outpatient program specializes in the treatment of Addiction as a primary, chronic brain disease.The emphasis is on tailoring treatment to the individual and recognizing that Addiction is Addiction.Addiction is about the dysfunction in the brain of persons with the disease, not just about the specific behaviors of the person with the disease (e.g., out of control use of alcohol, drugs, food, gambling etc.).Our focus is on holistic recovery with a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Program topics include: Introduction to Addiction as a Disease; Holistic Recovery; Self-care; Dealing with Emotions; Financial Management; Exercise and Nutrition; Spirituality in Recovery; Healthy Relationships; and Addictive Thinking. Program components include a weekend Family Program at the end of Phase 1, daily homework, recommended continuing care meetings for evenings/weekends, and daily group process therapy.
The IOP is open to current HUM clients in continuing care and new self-referrals are welcomed, as well as healthcare provider and employer referrals. For individuals that have previously paid for and already completed the comprehensive assessment, there will be a 10% discount for the IOP program.
Who qualifies for the IOP?


An individual with the following profile may benefit from our program:


__ Never attained or have had limited attempts at attaining abstinence

__ May not understand the severity of their problem

__ Have not had significant negative consequences from their addiction

__ Cannot afford inpatient/residential treatment

__ Cannot take time off work or leave family for an extended period of time

__ Have a reasonably stable social environment and are motivated to change


Cost of IOP


Assessment: free


Phases 1, 2 and 3: $4,000 total

All 3 phases need to be completed for the IOP

The next start date for Phase 1 of the IOP is September 9, 2013. Phase 2 is scheduled for October 17-19 and Phase 3 for November 14-16

For more information please contact HUM at 403-536-2480