A customized residential recovery program

By introducing our residents to a wide variety of programs, techniques and treatment modalities, we help our residents find the best solutions to their unique needs. We are not limited to any single evidence-based practice, but our highly-trained and experienced clinical staff provides a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach, with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), 12-Step Facilitation (TSF), Mindfulness Training, medication assistance as well as individual, family and couples education and support.

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling style that is goal-directed and seeks to gently help an individual discover why s/he is ambivalent to change. Dr. Stephen Rollnick and Dr. William R. Miller developed MI in the 1980s, after recognizing the fact that people usually have very mixed feelings about making changes in their lives. Understanding this ambivalence allows individuals the opportunity to overcome obstacles that in the past have inhibited their ability to be successful. MI is used in both group and individual therapy sessions. Most often, MI is used to help battle addictions and to promote behavior change.

DBT – short for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-was developed by Marsha Lineham, Ph.D., at the University of Washington in Seattle. DBT focuses on skills training for both internal and interpersonal processes. Its main goal is to teach the resident skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. At GreeneStone Muskoka, we use a DBT skills group to assist in role-playing new ways of interacting with people. If appropriate, then we will assist residents in finding a more extensive DBT program beyond Skills Group) in their community, to allow them to continue this work when they return home.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly structured, usually short term, psychotherapeutic method used to alter distorted attitudes and problem behavior by identifying and replacing negative inaccurate thoughts and changing the rewards for behaviors. Cognitive behavioral therapy allows you to, view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF) is a brief, structured, and manual-driven approach to facilitating early recovery from addiction. TSF is implemented with individuals over 12 to 15 sessions. TSF is based on the behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive principles of 12-step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The goal of TSF is to help to identify the problem, define the solution, and design a program of actions necessary to bring about recovery.

We use “Seeking Safety”, a substance abuse rehabilitation program developed by Lisa M. Najavits, PhD at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, to assist our residents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma issues. This helps them find a way to safely ground themselves and cope with fears, while maintaining their focus upon learning how to live in a sober way.

Medication Assisted Recovery involves assessing and then if needed, providing medication to help the individual cope with the symptoms of withdrawal, to decrease cravings, treat depression, sleep disturbances, pain, etc., in a way the minimizes the risk of relapse and enhances the opportunity for recovery. In addition to medication for stabilization, we offer acupuncture and massage to help with the stabilization process and to assist those who have chronic pain.

GreeneStone Muskoka Weekly Schedule

GreeneStone Muskoka Weekly Schedule

Download The GreeneStoneMuskoka Weekly Schedule

All meals are inn the dining room of the main building.

**Weekend group includes all residents on property.

Self- help meeting times and locations

Monday AA meeting in Bala. Taxi pick up at nurses station at 7:30pm
Tuesday Bi-monthly NA meeting on site in OJ room at 8:00pm
Tuesday AA meeting 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month in OJ room at 8:00pm
Wednesday NA meeting in Gravenhurst. Taxi pick up at nurses station at 7:00pm
Thursday AA meeting on site in OJ room beginning at 8:00pm
Friday AA meeting in Port Carling. Taxi pick up at nurses station at 7:15pm

2nd Sunday of each month Cocaine Anonymous is on site for meeting in OJ room at 7:00pm.

NOTE: Yoga room is located in the fitness centre on property.

One to One’s are with primary therapist and they will inform you of meeting location.