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 the use of drugs and the focus at HUM is to address Addiction is Addiction. This means that whether a person uses drugs, alcohol or engages in compulsive behaviors such as gambling, shopping, these are not mutually exclusive and represent different manifestations of the same disease.
Addiction involving drugs is a chronic medical condition that requires assessment and treatment. With Drug addiction, 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.
Every individual that experiences addiction has a chance to recover and create a positive change in the world around us. When we lose ourselves to addiction, the ability to share our gifts with this world is brought to a standstill. It is our goal to make sure that you recover from your addiction so you are able to confidently share yourself with the world around you.
Our addictions counsellors have extensive experience working with patients that have substance abuse issues. At our treatment center, you can feel that you are part of a community that is willing to help you through any issue plaguing your life. Therapy is pivotal for conquering addiction, and we are here to provide that to you.
When you become a patient at HUM, you will be received with open arms and given a list of extensive treatment approaches that fit your life and schedule.
You may have a drug addiction if you:
HUM provides outpatient, continuing care for Addiction involving drugs recognizing it is a chronic disease that can require long term support. Once a person is a patient at HUM, there is no end point to the services and individuals can access services indefinitely based on their needs. Continuing care/treatment includes a range of services to optimize health and wellbeing of individuals who have Drug addiction. Following the assessment, treatment options will vary but can include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, intensive outpatient program, medical detoxification/withdrawal management, and medication management. Social and peer support is important and participation in 12-step groups such as NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is encouraged. In addition, other recovery actions such as meditation and journaling are recommended as part of a holistic bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework of recovery.