Supporting our loved ones through Addiction and Recovery
To some, it may sound counterintuitive, but addiction is a disease. Similar to cancer or diabetes, addiction targets brain and body functions while having lasting impacts on many areas of a person’s life. Being witness to the suffering of a close friend or family member is heartbreaking to say the least; when it comes to […]
‘My experience while at GreeneStone’
An interview with a past client
The following interview was conducted with a GreeneStone Alumni who completed our 45-Day Residential Treatment Program in early 2019. Q: Where was your life at before coming to GreeneStone? A: It was a disaster, I couldn’t go on the way I was living, I was out of options. A friend of mine had been through […]
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
‘What is it and how can it help me?’
You have slept in and are in a mad dash to get to work on time. You get in your car and you are speeding down a busy road when suddenly, an SUV cuts in front of you. You have to slam on the breaks to avoid rolling into the intersection as the light turns […]
How Does Green Space Help With Addiction Recovery?
Maintaining a sober, healthy life is a continual battle for many people dealing with substance use disorders. The daily ups and downs associated with managing symptoms and cravings can feel overwhelming. People often think counseling, group support and patience are the only essential ingredients for their road to recovery. However, don’t overlook the value of spending time in nature. What Is Green Space? […]
What causes Anxiety Attacks?
You’re sitting calmly watching TV on a Saturday afternoon. Suddenly, things feel different. Something’s wrong, you think. You can’t pinpoint it but a feeling of nearby danger overwhelms you. You feel your temperature rise from warm to hot. Your heart beats faster. 90 beats per minute. 110 beats per minute. 130 beats per minute. You’re […]