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You are here because you have been affected by someone’s substance abuse or dependence and you have probably experienced as much pain and loss as them. When an individual gets pulled into the cycle of compulsive use of drugs, it’s easy for a family member or close friend to get drawn in.

Addiction affects not only the addicted individual but everyone around them especially family and friends. Knowing that someone you love has a problem with substance abuse is hard for everyone involved. Those of you trying to help the individual get help often become stressed, angry and upset when you are unable to find the right answers. Getting help isn’t easy as there are many types of supports out there and to narrow down to one you trust is tough. Please know, that with your support, your loved one will have a better chance of overcoming his addiction.

The Habitude Program engages with Family members and close friends, and works with them to help support the client in their transition back to a healthy lifestyle.

How to Tell Someone is Addicted

There are several signs, both physical and behavioral, to look out for when investigating drug and alcohol abuse. Each manifest differently in the body, but the following are some general indications that a person might be abusing drugs or alcohol:

  • Changes in social circle
  • Changes in hygiene and grooming habits
  • Change in ability to meet work, school, and family responsibilities
  • Avoidance of situations in which the substance is unlikely to be available
  • Preoccupation with how, when, and where the substance can be obtained and taken
  • Unpleasant symptoms upon stopping intake of the substance
  • Anxiety and unease when the substance is not available
  • Inability to stop using the substance even in the face of social, financial, and legal consequences

For more information on the Habitude Program and how you can help your family member, please fill out the information below:

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What to expect?

how to tell if someone is addicted

Meet our professionals

Carolyn Rogers

Medical Doctor

My job is to medically assess patients on intake into the program to determine what their individual issues and needs are. I remain involved as a resource for the duration of their stay if there are new or ongoing medical issues that require attention.

My mission is to create a safe, supportive environment for our clients so that they can focus on their recovery.

My vision is to provide a truly integrated bio-psycho-social model of addiction management that draws fully on the resources of all of the professionals involved.

Christian Avila

Program Manager

My job is to develop, implement and supervise guidelines, policies, procedures and client treatments in the HabitudeTM inpatient program ensuring the safety and quality of treatment for our clients

My mission is to create a biological psychological social and spiritual recovery inpatient program which can provide knowledge, tools and skills to our clients that nurture healthy lifestyle that supports and enriches healthy relationships

My vision is to be leaders in transforming lives through the delivery of programs, integrating innovative practices and evidence based medicine.

Carla “Vanina” Noejovich

Pyschotherapist

My job is to tailor a treatment plan based on each individual case. Healing from addiction and mental health issues is a long-term process.

My mission as a psychotherapist, is to help individuals to navigate through their own emotions so they can identify the roots of the problem, but also the strengths that will help them to get their life back.

My vision is to create a safe environment to actively promote recovery and long-lasting habit changes to benefit individuals and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this program the right one for my loved one?
This is important to us too and to evaluate and determine this question we will do a thorough assessment prior to acceptance.
2. Will the family get help too?
Each family will be invited to participate in an education workshop that will help determine what kind of help is needed and to help the family create healthy boundaries.
3. What if my loved one doesn't think they need help?
A loved ones addiction is dependent upon someone enabling them. Take a way the enabling and they are now feeling the negative impact of their addiction and more open to accepting help.