Part of the Renascent family of treatment facilities, the Graham Munro Treatment Centre is a women’s residential facility in the heart of Toronto, Canada that was established in 1999. This facility offers abstinence-based programs that are educational and spiritual, providing 12-step and evidence-based therapies in an enriching and safe environment for female clients who are 16 and older.
Accommodations and Food
The women’s facility is located in a bustling part of Toronto surrounded by shops, museums and cafés. The residence is a large, funky brick building with an outdoor back patio that looks like a French bistro in a movie with round tables and dark red awning. The interior is eclectically decorated with styles that range from classic to art deco. The large living rooms are inviting, one with leather couches and chairs where clients can relax and watch the TV at the end of the day or enjoy the fireplace, and the other with love seats and table, perfect for morning coffee and reading the paper. The bedrooms are shared between the 25 to 30 clients, and furnished with twin beds, small dressers, and night stand, with the rooms being adjacent to the bathrooms with standing showers. There are also professional looking meeting rooms, group therapy rooms and staff offices.
Nutrition plays a big part of the programs success and the facility offers well-balanced and delicious meals that are prepared on site by professionals. The kitchen staff designs set menus daily, and have a variety of cuisine choices for their clients.
Treatment and Staff
Every client goes through a thorough assessment process prior to admission to the facility. If there is a need for a medical detox, the staff is able to refer the individual to one of three local facilities. After completion of the detox, clients can begin the abstinence-based program with a clean slate after being free of drugs and alcohol for a minimum of three days. The primary care program is a 28 to 35 day stay comprised of group and individual therapy. Treatment is based on the 12-steps and individualized to include therapy methods like CBT, solution focused treatments and holistic approaches like mindfulness, meditation and art therapy.
There are both on-site and outside AA and NA meetings that every client participates in on a daily basis, and during this time, they are expected to work on getting a sponsor and building a supportive community. Additionally there is a focus on physical health so the clients have daily exercise and a regular sleep schedule implemented into their treatment programs.
Treatment at all of the Renascent facilities provides gender specific care, which translates to all the therapists being the same gender at the clients. The staff of the women’s centre offer many years of experience in field of addiction, and are CSWs and CADCs.
The clients enjoy relaxation time during their time at this facility and have occasional outings to the local establishments that were mentioned above. There are also recreational and therapeutic activities the clients participate in, like nature hikes or movie nights.
There is a weekly family program at the facility every Tuesday evening that consists of group therapy. There is also an alumni program, which hold social events and workshops for those who have graduated from the program.
The staff at the Graham Munro facility not only has an educational background in addiction but also the life experience. This lends itself to the caring and compassionate treatment this facility aims to provide to all of their clients. This is a great choice for women in the Toronto area who are seeking a 12-step based recovery facility with plenty of holistic options.
Graham Munro Women’s Centre
356 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G5
Graham Munro Treatment Center for Women Cost: $9,995 (30 days). Reach Graham Munro Treatment Center for Women by phone at (416) 847-6441. Find Graham Munro Treatment Center on Facebook
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