Addiction Treatment Programs for Indigenous Peoples

Deciding to seek help for you or your loved one’s substance use disorder is the beginning step on the road to recovery. Your next step is to find a treatment centre that offers the services you or your loved one need – one that offers expert support from a team of professionals who can guide you throughout your recovery process. GreeneStone Centre for Recovery takes a spiritual approach to healing, creating a safe and welcoming space for Indigenous clients to address their trauma and begin rebuilding their lives.

At GreeneStone Centre for Recovery, we seek consultation from communities and organizations to provide a culturally-grounded experience for our Indigenous clients. Through respectful collaboration and learning, our staff have the support they need to meet our Indigenous clients’ unique and personal needs with a focus on spiritual and holistic treatment methods. We’re extremely grateful for the expertise and support that these relationships bring to our addiction treatment programs.

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Welcome to Greenestone. Our doors (and hearts) are open.

You have many options for treatment: thank you for taking the time to consider Greenestone Centre for Recovery. With incredible resources to support spiritual recovery and a stunning location, we are proud of the services we offer.

GreeneStone is tucked away within the picturesque landscapes of Ontario, next to Lake Muskoka and surrounded by its natural beauty. The centre is situated on over 40 acres of land and water, with walking and hiking trails and a number of peaceful spots to rest and reflect. Enjoy a long list of amenities including a swimming pool, basketball court, gym facilities, tennis court and yoga studio. From day one, your health and wellness is our top priority.

GreeneStone’s gorgeous grounds make it a perfect place for healing year-round care, with each season bringing new life to the facility.

Most importantly, Greenestone provides treatment plans that are individualized for every person. We respect your story, working with you to begin the healing process, addressing trauma that might be fueling your addiction, and supporting your general mental health. Everyone’s journey through recovery is unique, and creating a personalized care plan is what GreeneStone does best.

GreeneStone's Indigenous Healing Track

Our Programming With Traditional and Spiritual Practices

Spiritual, land-based healing

We know that Indigenous Peoples have very specific and personal needs while in recovery. That’s why we take a collaborative approach with the communities and organizations who best understand the needs of our clients in acheiving their recovery goals.

Together, we help people heal from deeply-routed trauma, find their inner strength, and rebuild their lives in a peaceful and safe environment. GreeneStone’s treatment programs are built on a strong foundation of respect and spiritual strength. We collaborate with our clients, their families, and their communities to understand and honour their unique strengths and challenges.

Our clients build healthy coping methods, learn useful recovery skills, participate in both individual and group therapy sessions, and benefit from a holistic nurturing experience that creates space for lasting spiritual healing.

Our inpatient addiction treatment program includes:

  • Traditional art therapy
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Land-based teachings
  • Trauma therapy
  • Daily peer support
  • Recreation amenities
  • Education sessions on recovery and addiction
  • Individual sessions with a Recovery Coach and Primary Therapist

Our addiction treatment program is beneficial for Indigenous clients because it helps address and address community-specific obstacles and generational trauma. With the direct support of Indigenous-led organizations, clients are guided through a deeply healing experience from the moment they walk through the door to the day they leave as their new selves.

Upon completion of the program, GreeneStone clients are encourgaed to join our alumni family—a group of warm and welcoming peers who continue to motivate and inspire each other throughout their recovery journey. Clients also benefit from ongoing aftercare, ensuring they always have the support they need to stay on track.

Spiritual and holistic treatment options aim to impact more of a person than simply their physical body.

Benefits of Spiritual and Holistic Treatment

Spiritual and holistic elements play a vital role in the recovery process, complementing conventional approaches. Recognizing that substance use disorder profoundly affects an individual’s mental, social, spiritual, and emotional well-being, these forms of treatment contribute to holistic healing. Integrating holistic and spiritual healing into our inpatient addiction treatment program ensures a comprehensive and culturally sensitive experience for Indigenous clients.

It’s important to note that these holistic and spiritual treatment options work alongside clinical treatments. Combining the two helps aid in the recovery process and provides healing in numerous aspects of a person’s life.

Holistic treatments can help people recovering from substance use disorder by connecting body, mind and spirit throughout the recovery process. Many benefits come from holistic and spiritual treatments, including:

  • Promoting relaxation
  • Teaching safe and healthy coping methods
  • Helping clients determine their inner strengths and handle problems
  • Easing withdrawal symptoms
  • Opening up about underlying causes of substance use
  • Encouraging long-term recovery
  • Enhancing self-esteem and self-worth
  • Helping clients have a better chance at reaching their treatment goals

At GreeneStone Centre for Recovery, spiritual and holistic practices are at the core of our treatment program. All of these complementary treatments work together to promote lasting recovery and the rebuilding of strong connections with family and community. We incorporate music, movement, and mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga.

Clients will also have the opportunity to experience art therapy, massage, acupuncture, sports and fitness, nutritional counseling and more.

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Benefits of Traditional Treatment

Clinical treatments at GreeneStone include both therapy and medical detox. Both work effectively to help people recover from their substance use disorder and can be combined with spiritual or holistic therapy options.

For many clients, medically-supervised detox is the first step, helping ease withdrawal symptoms safely. Our onsite staff keep a watchful eye over our clients during this crucial step, ensuring they’re as comfortable as possible.

Clients who participate in GreeneStone’s medical detox treatment benefit from:

  • Private rooms
  • Quick adjustments in medication
  • 24-hour medical supervision

After the medical detox process is complete, clients can immerse themselves in the community at GreeneStone to enjoy all of the amenities and activities throughout their recovery process.

The tight-knit community at GreeneStone is built on warm, lasting relationships and meaningful connections. The tools for spiritual practices are made available to our clients and consultation with expert agencies support our clients in navigating their recovery process in a way that is culturally appropriate.

GreeneStone sits on over 40 acres of forested land, waiting to be explored. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities like fishing, outdoor sports, walking and hiking. Make lasting friendships with people who share your lived experience.

Everyone leaves GreeneStone with a few more friends and a healthier outlook on life.

Our team is made up of highly skilled individuals, many of whom have been touched by addiction in some way in their personal lives. We care deeply about each and every one of our clients and are dedicated to their success. Our clients have the option of participating in aftercare programs upon completing treatment at GreeneStone. This keeps you or your loved one connected to our caring community, continuing the healing process long after you leave our grounds.

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GreeneStone Centre for Recovery is a trusted provider of holistic spiritual healing.

If you, or someone you know needs help, our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to talk. Contact us to learn more about our program and how we can help you on your journey through recovery.

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My addiction had nearly killed me and I was on the verge of losing everything. I knew that I had to get help and deal with devastating  trauma. As an Anishinaabe person, my initial search was a centre that provided traditional ceremonies. Due to Covid, this was not an  option. My therapist made a couple of suggestions, and I knew that  I needed to be at Greenestone, I could bring my own Anishinaabe  ceremony and healing to the beautiful land that the centre is located  on. The forest trails and closeness to water allowed for me to connect with Mother Earth and gain strength from her strength.

The privacy of the rooms and easy access to outdoor space allowed me  to use my medicines whenever I needed. The staff and other  residents were so respectful and appreciative of the healings I  shared through Anishinaabe prayers and medicines.

Choosing  Greenestone was the best decision. It transformed my life journey  and I have found some of the most beautiful and supportive friendships through the alumni program. Everyday I am so very  grateful for the gifts that recovery is giving me.

Chi-miigwetch  Greenestone for caring for me and helping me get well enough to  start this new journey.

Alumnus – 2020

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