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Recovery Reimagined: Outpatient Substance Use Programming

Located at 985 Danforth Avenue, Recovery Reimagined offers a range of outpatient substance use and mental health recovery programs through Withdrawal Management Services. Open to all genders, programs include psychoeducational workshops and group therapy. Rooted in compassion, courage, and self-determination, Recovery Reimagined works collaboratively within the spectrum of goal choices.

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COVID-19 update: The health and wellbeing of group members is of the utmost importance to Recovery Reimagined. As of January 2022, all in-person outpatient groups at Michael Garron Hospital are suspended until further notice in response to the Omicron variant. Programming will be offered online.We encourage you to explore the different program options below, and self-refer to the program that best meets your needs. 

skills Groups

Offered three times a week, skills groups are available for anyone interested in engaging with recovery programming with no ongoing commitment required. Please note that Skills Groups are offered via Zoom. 

Learn More about Skills Groups

Recovery Reimagined skills groups provide an opportunity to learn about substance use and recovery, to develop and practice coping skills, and to access a safe space to connect with other people who have questions or concerns about their substance use. Groups are 75 minutes long, focus on a specific topic, and provide space for learning and discussion. 

Monday afternoons gender inclusive / online
Wednesday afternoons gender inclusive / online 
Thursday afternoons women & non-binary people only / online

Click Here to Complete Skills Group Intake Form Once the Intake Form above is complete, click the link below to reserve a spot in an upcoming Skills Group.  Click Here to Reserve a Spot in an Upcoming Skills Group

Please find a schedule of upcoming topics for our Skills groups below!

Intensive Program

The Intensive Program is a structured 4-week program designed for a deeper exploration of recovery. Please note the Intensive Program is currently paused. The program will re-start when we return to in-person programming. 

Learn More about the Intensive Program

The Intensive Program is for anyone committed to a deep exploration of substance use and recovery. Through individual therapy and group work, group members are supported in setting and working toward substance use goals, developing distress tolerance and coping skills, and exploring a wide range of topics, including self-compassion, stigma, cravings & triggers, and boundaries. The program consists of 2 hour groups, three days a week, for a total of 4 weeks. 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings

In-person / gender inclusive

 Please click the link below to sign up for the Intensive Online Program. Click Here to Complete Intensive Program Intake Form

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counselling model to help people attain safety from trauma and substance use. Please note that Seeking Safety is offered via Zoom. 

Learn More about Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety at Recovery Reimagined is a gender-specific group that supports recovery from both substance use and trauma. Research has shown that trauma and substance use go hand-in-hand, and that the relationship between the two can be bi-directional. Many people support themselves by using substances as a coping mechanism to deal with the impacts of trauma, and substance use can increase the likelihood of experiencing a traumatic event. Simultaneously tending to substance use and trauma impacts allows us to explore our relationship to substances and integrate new forms of safe coping. Seeking Safety is a first-stage trauma group, and does not require participants to dive deep into detail or re-storying previous traumas. Instead, the program focuses on envisioning and enacting safety within our self and our environment.

Please add yourself to the Interest List if you are interested in participating in a future cycle of Seeking Safety. The next cycle will begin in February 2022. 
Seeking Safety Interest List

Aftercare Group

The aftercare group welcomes individuals currently maintaining their substance use goal who are looking for a community of ongoing support.

Learn More about Aftercare Group

The focus of this group will be to connect, share, and support each other in the action and maintenance stages of recovery. Groups focus is on open discussion of themes ranging from identity and relationships to skills and routines.

Aftercare is available for folks who have completed the Intensive Program or have engaged in a significant number of Skills Groups. If you are interested in attending Aftercare Group, please connect with Program Facilitators. 

Program Values

Recovery Reimagined was built upon the following core values. It is the right of all members of our community to uphold these values. Our community includes program facilitators, program managers, students, and group participants.

  • Low Barrier → We actively work to ensure that programming is inclusive and accessible to all.
  • Strengths-Based → We recognize and leverage the intrinsic strengths of each individual.
  • Evidence-Based → We use existing best practices in the mental health, substance use, and concurrent disorders fields. 
  • Trauma-Informed → We prioritize the principles of Trauma-informed Practice (safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, empowerment)
  • Harm Reduction Informed → We honour all goal choices and integrate harm reduction philosophy and skills.
  • Gender-Transformative →  We challenge binary gender norms and heteronormativity, while recognizing the role of unique societal pressures.
  • Anti-Oppressive Practice  → We highlight and challenge interlocking systems of oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, sanism, capitalism, colonialism).

Information about Accessibility

985 Danforth Ave is accessible via public transit, located across the street from Donlands Subway Station. Street and paid parking is limited. The entrance to the building is wheelchair-accessible at street level. Programming is located on the second floor, which is accessible by elevator and stairs. At present, there are no automatic doors. All washrooms are gender-neutral, and there is a wheelchair-accessible washroom located on the second floor. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact one of the program facilitators.

Information for Referrers

Intake is designed to be low-barrier and accessible. Clients are encouraged to self-refer, however the program also accepts clinician and community referrals. 

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Contact Information
Kathryn Bowles, MSW, RSW
Program Facilitator
985 Danforth Ave.
Ashley Mogg, MSW, RSW
Program Facilitator
985 Danforth Ave.
Rabea Murtaza
MSW Student Intern
985 Danforth Ave.
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