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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, group therapy, and individual counselling. 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. To attend in-person groups, participants must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or will be asked to complete a rapid screening test onsite prior to joining the group. Groups are operating at reduced capacity and social distancing and face masks are required on site. We encourage all participants to get vaccinated! 

We encourage you to explore the different program options below, and self-refer to the program that best meets your needs. 

 

Drop-in Groups

Offered three times a week, drop-in groups are available for anyone interested in engaging with recovery programming with no ongoing commitment required.

Learn More about Drop-in Groups

Recovery Reimagined drop-in 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 90 minutes long, focus on a specific topic, and provide space for learning and discussion.

Monday afternoons gender inclusive / in-person
Tuesday mornings gender inclusive / in-person 
Thursday afternoons women & non-binary people only / in-person 

  Please click the link below to complete the Intake Form for Drop-in Groups. Click Here to Complete Drop-In Intake Form Once the Intake Form above is complete, click the link below to reserve a spot in an upcoming Drop-in Group.  Click Here to Reserve a Spot in an Upcoming Drop-in Group


Intensive Program

The Intensive Program is a structured 4-week program designed for a deeper exploration of recovery.

Learn More about the Intensive Program

The Intensive Program is for anyone committed to a deep exploration of substance use and recovery. Through individual counselling 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.

Learn More about Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety at Recovery Reimagined is an 8-week 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.

Eligibility criteria for October 27th to December 15th cohort: 
- The upcoming cohort is only open to women
- An active and/or past substance use concern 
- Be 18 years or older 
- Past experience of trauma and/or active trauma symptoms (triggering thoughts, memories, nightmares, etc). 

Seeking Safety Intake Form

Please add yourself to the Interest List if you are interested in participating in a future cycle of Seeking Safety.
Seeking Safety Interest List


Aftercare Group

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

Learn More about Aftercare Group

Weekly aftercare groups provide a supportive environment to continue to work towards substance use and holistic goals. Groups focus on open discussion of themes ranging from identity and relationships to skills and routines.

*Aftercare Group is not yet running. Please click on "Aftercare Group Interest List" to add your name to the list to be contacted when group starts. Aftercare Group Interest List


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. All intake forms are available online through Google forms. Clients are encouraged to self-refer, however the program also accepts clinician and community referrals. Should you require a pdf of the intake form(s), please send an email to either of the facilitators.

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Contact Information:
Kathryn Bowles, MSW, RSW
Program Facilitator
Location
985 Danforth Ave.
Phone
416-786-4168
Ashley Mogg, MSW, RSW
Program Faciliator
Location
985 Danforth Ave.
Phone
416-786-4168
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