Assessment at GreeneStone Muskoka
Our doctors and nurses medically supervise the person through the initial stages of the process. Often, medications can be given to relieve or lessen the discomfort, while medical personnel will guide the person through the difficult process of awakening in a sober environment.
All residents are fully assessed in medical, psychiatric and social contexts. Issues relating to the person’s relationships, work or school environment, financial difficulties, or spiritual concerns can sometimes be revealing and of importance to the success of the overall treatment program. We take all of these things into consideration, and determine what can be addressed immediately and what will need a longer term approach. Therefore, even at the time of admission, we will begin the process of considering an appropriate treatment, discharge and transition plan.
Co-Occurring Disorders are psychiatric disorders or medical problems that are often seen in people who have addictions. These may include mood or anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or even chronic pain. At GreeneStone each individual is evaluated and treatment is provided if needed. At the time of admission, our psychiatrists and psychologists assess all residents to determine if they need additional treatment to stabilize any psychiatric illnesses that may impair their ability to get well. Indeed, throughout their stay at GreeneStone, we continually reassess our residents and their responses to their individualized treatment plan. When indicated, we will adjust the treatment to best help our patient. Only by recognizing that every individual presents with a unique set of circumstances and that modifications are often needed to address the particular needs of that person can we best assure the person that they are getting the best possible treatment that is available. GreeneStone prides itself in offering a comprehensive and individualized treatment program.