Extensive research indicates that the best treatment outcomes for continued recovery include a 12-month aftercare program.
At GreeneStone Yorkville, we employ a holistic approach to the treatment of individuals with the disease of addiction, because we know that no one model works for everyone. We provide a comfortable and private environment where individuals and their family members are able to find the personal and comprehensive care that they need to build the foundation for recovery.
Our mission is to care for individuals in a dignified, respectful manner while offering expert, evidence-based, holistic care.
At GreeneStone Yorkville, we fully embrace a set of values and beliefs that incorporate: a client-centered approach that honors diversity, privacy, independence, and autonomy; a respectful and non-judgmental attitude to people and to addictions; treatment that is in accord to an individual’s belief system, recognizing that bolstering hope, courage, and trust are integral factors in recovery; a collaborative, team-based, inter-professional approach that is practical and results oriented; inclusion of the individual’s primary proponents including family, friends, or others who are important members of the individual’s core circle of support.
Our team first conducts a thorough and comprehensive assessment in order to adapt the treatment plan to your specific needs. Our focus is to help you become a partner in your own recovery. Our counsellors evaluate your substance use history and provide a comprehensive review of all of the available treatment options, including individual and group counselling at our GreeneStone Yorkville location, or residential treatment at our scenic GreeneStone location.
Pricing is tailored to the length and type of treatment recommended. Shortly after the assessment, we will provide you with an estimate of the financial commitment that will be required. The duration of a program varies from person to person as each individual presents with unique issues that require varying levels of intensity and scope of treatment. Successful recovery is reached through a series of steps and milestones, not everyone progresses at the same rate. GreeneStone allows you to progress through the treatment continuum, at your own pace; the length of treatment is not predetermined.
At GreeneStone Yorkville you can be assured that all of your needs are being addressed and that a full and lasting recovery is achievable.
Research indicates that the best treatment outcomes for continued recovery include a 12-month aftercare program. Our goal is to provide you with a seamless passage back to your home, family, and workplace, as the return to everyday life can often be a difficult transition. GreeneStone Yorkville offers individual counselling services, couple, family and group counselling for those who have completed a residential treatment program and wish to enhance their plan for the future. The opportunity to discuss, on a one-on-one basis, underlying root issues that continue to arise in the recovery process, and the encouragement and support of peers within a group context are valuable tools in the maintenance of any recovery plan.
At GreeneStone, we understand that a relapse can occur in any person suffering from any chronic illness, including addiction. Just as a person with diabetes can experience complications because they were unable to follow the treatment regime prescribed by his or her doctor, so, too, can an addict struggle with a recurrence of symptoms.
The relapse event is not a blemish on a person’s character, but an unfortunate reality of having a chronic illness that does not go away with time. The relapse and recovery rates for addiction are similar to those for other serious chronic illnesses. That is why at GreeneStone we encourage our residents to not only remain vigilant, but also to also come back for alumni retreats, engage their families in the treatment process and follow aftercare instructions when back in their home environment. We are always here to help.
American Society of Addiction Medicine has defined Addiction as follows:
“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.”
For people with the disease of addiction, abstinence is most preferred manner of treatment. A person with brain chemistry that impairs his or her ability to control their impulses does not have the ability to stop with a moderate amount of drug or alcohol use. As discussed above, if the person could just stop when they wanted to do so, then they are, by definition, not an addict. A person with a peanut allergy cannot just eat a small amount of peanuts and hope to remain well. Any amount is too much and could be deadly. Likewise, with an addict; there is no small amount that is acceptable, as any amount can lead to uncontrolled consumption and, potentially, death.
Fortunately, we have medications that can help with cravings, help stabilize brain chemistry and support recovery. Research has conclusively shown that the safest treatment for the disease of addiction is complete abstinence from alcohol or the drug of choice. With time and training, the addict can lead a normal life, but it must be without the substance that cannot be voluntarily controlled.
For further information, please contact Liz Farge @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-748-5501.
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