There are many substance abuse clinics in the US and Canada that treat
alcohol and drug addiction with standard medical detox procedures
and traditional psychotherapy. But the GreeneStone Residential
Addiction Treatment Center is a breed apart, and is the only
addiction treatment center of its kind in Canada. Set along the shore of Lake
Muskoka in tranquil Bala, Ontario GreeneStone's residential
addiction treatment center combines
the amenities of a fine resort
with contemporary holistic treatment for addictive disorders of
alcohol and drug abuse.
Unlike most facilities that treat their inmates like convicts
requiring lock-up or constant supervision, the
staff at GreeneStone understands that its residents are human... with human
needs, frailties, and very human problems. So residents here
are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect and can earn a lot
more "privileges" than they would normally have at a typical
drug or alcohol rehab
Our residents are special
GreeneStone residents have been highly successful in their careers, and are used to
the kind of creature comforts we provide in our private or
semi-private rooms and suites. We've had lawyers and doctors,
corporate CEO's, entertainers, politicians, professional athletes, policemen,
firemen, and even commercial airline pilots stay with us. So you'll be in good
company, whether you're in a group session or just enjoying the
companionship of other residents over a
delicious and nutritious meal.
But no matter what residents do in "real life", they all have one very important thing in
common. They are all committed to getting
well, to breaking free from the stranglehold alcohol or drug
abuse has held on their lives, and are willing to do whatever it
takes to get free and stay that way.
You are invited
To find out if you qualify for GreeneStone treatment,
give us a calland we can discuss
your goals and objectives. And if you'd like to look us over
firsthand, we'd be pleased to
arrange a tour of our clinic for you (schedule permitting).
And of course feel free to bring your spouse or family if you
wish. You can even have lunch with us and sample our cruise-ship
If you're not sure where you are on the road to recovery, take this
Quiz". It's only 5
What makes us different
Our facility is
No locked wards, no hospital gowns, no hardcore
alcoholics, angry teens, or dangerous drug addicts...
just professional people like you who want to get
well in a private treatment center that's more like
a resort or spa than an addiction clinic. With 43
acres of woods, trails, and Lake Muskoka shoreline
the serene and tranquil environment GreeneStone
provides is the perfect, safe, and secluded place to
heal and recover from alcohol or substance abuse. We
also have many recreational facilities including an
indoor and outdoor pool, fishing and kayaking on the
lake, Yoga and workout rooms, a sauna and massage
room, tennis and shuffle board courts, and even fly
fishing and access to a golf course.
We put you first
As a "patient first" addiction recovery center,
we put your needs way ahead of ours. Of course
structure is very important in any alcohol or drug
treatment plan, but we are a lot more flexible and
less authoritarian than most other rehab facilities.
As long as you can stay within our rules and
guidelines, we can treat you like the adult you are,
and even reward you with extra special "treats"
(like a family day) when your progress merits it.
You won't find
better care anywhere
Our professional clinical staff is not only certified and
licensed, they all have decades of experience
treating victims of alcohol and drug abuse and are
expert at uncovering the root causes of addictive
behavior and co-occuring conditions. Our amenities
staff is as fine as any 5 star hotel could wish for.
And our chef... well, you'll just have to taste one
of his international dishes or scrumptious deserts
How it all started...
"The first time I visited GreeneStone I was
immediately captivated by the peace and serenity of the
resort, and knew instantly that this would be an ideal
facility for treating business executives, professionals
and even firemen and police officers whose lives were
being destroyed by alcohol or drug abuse.
what a problem this has become in industry and in
government, and I thought I could really make a
difference in the lives of these very productive people
who generally are treated like dangerous addicts at most
other facilities. But treating them that way really doesn't help their
recovery any. Executives and professionals need a
nurturing environment with all the amenities they are
used to having if they are to heal and grow.
Having been active in both the hospitality
and healthcare industry for many years, the idea of
running Greenestone as a residential addiction clinic seemed like a perfect match...
an outstanding business opportunity, and a wonderful way to service clients
who could truly benefit from this novel union."
Our goal is to set you free from the
addictive behavior that's now controlling your
life. The unique, personalized treatment plans
we create for every resident are designed to
meet your individual needs and goals. Our
treatment combines a supervised detox
program with proven
Holistic Therapy, but we
don't just treat the symptoms of your
"dis-ease". We blend individual, group, and
recreational therapy in a holistic therapeutic
approach that is designed to heal and
restore your body, mind, and spirit.
Holistic Therapy is the key to unlock your
future and free you from your past.
Why it's good for you
GreeneStone's Holistic Treatment for alcohol and drug abuse can...
Free you from the pain you're in
Put you in charge of your destructive cravings
Give you hope for the future with renewed purpose
Find and treat the underlying causes of your addiction
Teach you the social skills you'll need to function in the real world
Help you reconnect with family, friends, clients, and business colleagues
The GreeneStone Holistic Treatment Plan
We need to determine the severity of your
condition, what (if anything) you've done about
it in the past, and define your goals.
Detox and Stabilization
We use medically accepted procedures to
comfortably and safely eliminate alcohol or
drugs from your body so healing can begin.
We use traditional and
cutting-edge therapeutic and counseling techniques to get to your root
or co-occuring issues.
Relating to others with similar problems
helps you gain insight, compassion, and a
healthier perspective on your problems.
Yoga, meditation, working out, sports,
saunas, massage, and
even fishing can help you get back on an even
We don't just want to throw you back to the
wolves. We'll be there if you need us with followup outpatient
partners in Toronto.
Our Clinical Director and Admissions Director each
have decades of experience treating and caring for
victims of alcohol and substance abuse and are leaders
in their field. And all the other senior members of our therapy
staff are licensed and certified healthcare
professionals with years of clinical experience as well.
Combine that with a top-notch resort management team,
and you have GreeneStone... a unique and definitely
upscale, residential addiction treatment facility.
Physician, professor, and research scientist... Dr. Jacyk offers GreeneStone residents over 30 years of clinical experience treating addictions and conditions that typically co-occur with substance abuse.
Dr. Anita Teslak, C.Psych.
VP, Admissions Director
Administrator, professor, counselor, and life-coach... Dr. Teslak is
a senior therapist and the first point of contact for candidates seeking admission to GreeneStone's residential addiction treatment program. (more)
"After having abused myself for so many years, recovering in a beautiful,
peaceful and safe setting under the care of experienced doctors was very important to me. Today, after two years of sobriety I am still very grateful
I chose GreeneStone to start my recovery."