Referral / Admission
Admission to Humberwood Centre is voluntary. Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a community professional such as an addictions counselor, physician, nurse, social worker, psychologist, family member or friend.
- Individuals must undergo an assessment of their addiction problem which explores level of functioning in life areas, extent of addiction and treatment goals.
- A medical assessment is also required. This process will determine suitability for inpatient treatment.
- Individuals accepted for admission will be given an admission date. Wait times vary.
- With the exception of those entering a withdrawal management bed, all individuals are asked to abstain from alcohol/drugs for five days prior to their admission date.
- While attending the program all clients are expected to be alcohol/drug/gambling free, with the exception of approved prescription medications.
- Humberwood Centre does not permit the use of mood-altering substances such as narcotics, tranquilizers or sleeping medications.
Screening and Assessment
Referral to Humberwood Centre requires the completion of a biopsychosocial assessment. In addition to this assessment, clients may receive further screening and/or assessment during their stay. This includes:
- Medical Assessment. All clients receive a medical assessment at the beginning of the program. This will determine if they are medically fit to participate in the treatment program and highlight any medical concerns for follow up.
- Screening for concurrent mental health issues.
- Screening and/or assessment of suicide risk, aggressive behaviour, risks associated with IV drug use, and financial issues.
- Psychological assessment related to cognitive or neurological functioning or personality.