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Recovery Reimagined: Outpatient Substance Use Programming

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.

Recovery Reimagined is located off-site at Withdrawal Management Services at 985 Danforth Avenue (not located within the hospital). 

Recovery Reimagined offers in-person programming with limited room capacity and masked required.

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Recovery Reimagined offers five programs:

1) Skills Groups
2) Intensive Program 
3) Seeking Safety 
4) Continuing Care
5) Family & Friends of Recovery: A Learning Group (online)

We encourage you to explore the different program options below, and self-refer to the program that best meets your needs. Please complete the general intake form below (Family & Friends group has a separate intake form below). 

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skills Groups

Skills groups are available for anyone interested in engaging with recovery programming with no ongoing commitment required. 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.  

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Schedule

  • Mondays @ 2:00-3:30pm - gender inclusive - IN PERSON 
  • Tuesdays @ 10:00-11:30am - gender inclusive - IN PERSON 
  • Thursdays @ 10:00-11:30am - gender inclusive - ONLINE 
  • Thursdays @ 2:00-3:30pm - women & non-binary only - IN PERSON 

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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, emotions, stages of change, and boundaries. 

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  • The Intensive Program runs three days a week, for a total of four weeks 
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm 
  • Open to all genders 
  • Please complete the general intake form above

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety at Recovery Reimagined 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. 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. 

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  • Seeking Safety runs once a week, for a total of eight weeks
  • Each group is 2 hours long
  • Cohorts are gender-specific
  • Cohorts are offered every few months
  • Please complete the general intake form above

Continuing Care

Continuing Care groups are offered to folks who have completed the Intensive Program, Seeking Safety, or have been involved in Skills groups for a few months. Continuing Care groups offer a space to check-in, share challenges, and learn from each other’s wisdom and experience. Please note that Continuing Care groups do not focus on a scheduled topic. 

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  • Continuing Care group runs once a week
  • Each group is 90 minutes long
  • Please connect with facilitators if you are interested in participating

Family & Friends of Recovery: A Learning Group

This group offers a space for family and friends of a loved one who is experiencing challenges with substance use and/or is in recovery. This is a learning-based group, that will cover six different topics related to supporting a loved one with a substance use concern. The hour-long, online sessions will entail learning about substance use recovery, discussing skills relating to supporting loved ones, and structured discussion questions. Please note that your loved one does not need to be a current client of Michael Garron Hospital's RAAM Clinic or Recovery Reimagined. You must be residing and currently located in Ontario to participate in this group.

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  • Family & Friend group is on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm 
  • Each group is 60 minutes long 
  • The group is offered via Zoom
  • Please complete the Family & Friends intake form here: https://forms.gle/i8wLB4H1CrniNPKe8
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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, fatphobia, 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. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact program facilitators.


Leading Practice Program

Recovery Reimagined  is honoured to have been selected as a Leading Practice through the Health Standards Organization. A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. Leading Practice programs demonstrate a positive change related to safe and reliable care, accessible and appropriate care, and integrated care. Follow this link for more details.

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Kathryn Bowles, MSW, RSW
Program Facilitator
Location
985 Danforth Avenue
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone
416-786-4168
Ashley Mogg, MSW, RSW
Program Facilitator
Location
985 Danforth Avenue
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone
416-786-4168
Adam Fagan
MSW Student Intern
Location
985 Danforth Avenue
Office Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone
416-786-4168
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