At Renascent, we offer comprehensive person centred addiction treatment programs in a safe, caring environment. Our intensive Primary Care residential substance abuse treatment program (28 – 42 day stays) provides around-the-clock counselling and support from our team of registered psychotherapists and certified drug and alcohol addiction specialists, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.
We believe that complete abstinence from alcohol and drugs is the best option for people who’ve crossed the line from heavy use to addiction. With abstinence-based treatment, even those with the most serious of addictions can find not only renewed health and healing, but a truly transformative experience
Our program uses the 12-step treatment model – proven to make a difference in long-term sobriety. Renascent offers gender-specific drug and alcohol rehab, with two men’s residential centres and one women’s centre to address the unique and specific concerns of men and women. Men are counselled by men and women by women. (Our women’s centre welcomes those who self-identify as female; our men’s centres welcome those who self-identify as male.)
Because addiction affects every aspect of one’s life, our program addresses the complex needs of the entire person and provides the tools needed for healing and recovery.
Renascent is LGBTQ+ friendly and welcomes all members of the community.
Substance abuse affects 1 in 10 Canadians, yet most of us have very little knowledge about this disorder. An important component of recovery from addiction is learning about this chronic yet treatable disease. You’ll gain knowledge and insight into the nature of alcohol and drug addiction and how it’s been affecting you physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. You’ll also learn that real, sustainable recovery from addiction is possible and that your life can be transformed, as the lives of thousands of Renascent clients have been before you.
The stigma surrounding substance abuse can lead to a huge sense of isolation and shame. At Renascent you’ll find that you are not alone. You’ll attend daily group sessions with others who share your experience, your feelings, and your hopes for the future. Right now you may feel a bit apprehensive about group counselling, but virtually all of our clients have reported that they found this component of treatment to be the most rewarding aspect of the program.
You’ll have certified addiction experts available to you 24/7. As part of our client-centred approach, we won’t assign you a specific counsellor. You’ll be able to choose the person you feel most comfortable with for one-on-one sessions. In fact, you may have individual counselling with any of our counsellors at any time. All of them are not only addiction experts but also have their own history of alcohol or drug addiction and recovery. They truly understand where you’re at because they’ve been there themselves.
At Renascent we treat the whole person, because addiction affects you on every level. Your care will be based on a treatment program designed specifically for you. The foundation of our program is 12-step facilitation therapy, which is augmented by a wide range of therapies including cognitive behavioural techniques, reality therapy, person-centred therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness principles, and art therapy.
Canada’s National Addiction Treatment Strategy recognizes the immense value of peer support in staying clean and sober. At Renascent, you’ll be able to experience how this works by attending 12-step meetings both in-house and in the community. This will build on your experience in our group sessions in the larger 12-step recovery community – a vital component of long-term success.
Physical and Mental Health
Proper nutrition and sleep habits usually go by the wayside in active alcohol and drug addiction, but are an essential part of healing. While you’re learning about addiction and about yourself, you’ll eat regular, nutritious, and delicious meals and develop a healthy sleep schedule.
Shortly before your arrival you’ll meet with our Medical Director for a complete assessment. You’ll also have access to comprehensive mental health assessments with our community partners before, during, or after your drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Our counsellors will work with you to provide the supports that will help you maintain your sobriety after leaving treatment.
You’re likely a bit anxious about the idea of entering treatment. At Renascent our centres are actual homes, not institutions. You’ll quickly feel comfortable in your surroundings, with the staff and with the other clients in residence.
Comprehensive Continuing Care
Any significant life change takes time and practice – and recovery from addiction is no different. Our Continuing Care program provides ongoing support throughout those critical first few months after residential addiction treatment as you begin to practice the tools you’ve learned in Primary Care in your daily life and help you protect your sobriety.
Learn more about Continuing Care
Renascent’s Alumni Care program provides lifetime support for our alumni and their families through workshops, social events, our weekly recovery newsletter, and much more.
Learn more about Alumni Care
Family members may not be abusing drugs and alcohol, but they are still profoundly impacted by a loved one’s struggle with the illness of addiction. Our family programs helps those closest to you to heal in partnership with you, using the same principles you’ve learned, so you’re all on the same page and working toward common goals.
Learn more about Renascent’s Family Programs
Food Addiction Program (Fall 2017)
A ground-breaking new program designed to treat addicts with a concurrent food addiction in addition to a drug and/or alcohol addiction. After a successful pilot program, the Food Addiction Program will return in the fall of 2017. Phone or email our Access Centre for more information and to see if you qualify: 1-866-232-1212.
Renascent. Your best choice for lasting recovery.
At Renascent we believe that ongoing support and care is a vital part of long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Our Continuing Care program has been designed to provide you with the support you need as you return to home, school, or work and begin to learn how to navigate life’s challenges in sobriety. We’ll give you the skills you need to face stressful situations, build new supportive networks, and reduce your risk of relapse.
Our 15-week program offers:
- two sessions per week for the first five weeks;
- one session per week for the remaining 10 weeks;
- intensive relapse prevention education;
- a structured curriculum with assignments;
- individual counselling;
- group counselling.
Continuing Care is provided on an outpatient basis in Toronto and Durham. Distance learning over the phone is available to clients who can’t attend in person due to location or shift work. The program is open to anyone age 16 and up who has completed primary treatment at Renascent or with any other abstinence-based treatment provider. It offers flexible ways to keep up with all of the positive steps you took during your residential stay.
Where Do I Begin?
Give us a call toll-free at 1-866-232-1212 and talk to one of our alcohol and drug addiction specialists. All consultations are free and confidential.
Renascent. Your best choice for lasting recovery.
Our clinical staff have lived experience in addiction and recovery, so we understand how crucial taking the first step is and the importance of timely access to treatment. When you’re ready for alcohol and drug treatment, Renascent counsellors are available 24/7 to help.
Our Complete Care program offers immediate access to one of our three centres. Safe detoxification is also a crucial part of the process – we will help you every step of the way in getting access to medical services to ensure a safe withdrawal management plan.
Assessments are completed over the phone with the goal of giving you an admission date by the end of the call.
Clean and Sober
For your safety, and to get the most out of our drug rehabilitation & treatment programs, you must be clean and sober – free from alcohol and drugs – for at least three days (72 hours) prior to admission.
If you are using prescription or street opiates, benzodiazepines or methamphetamine (crystal meth/speed) or heroin, Tylenol 1 to 4 or prescription cough or cold remedies, you must be clean and sober for a minimum of eight days prior to admission.
You may be sent to a withdrawal management centre if the clean and sober requirements are not met.
Renascent counsellors are available to help you find a medical professional or withdrawal management facility to help you withdraw safely from drugs and alcohol prior to admission. Call us toll-free at 1-866-232-1212 well in advance of your admission date for help in finding the right withdrawal management service for you.
If you are prescribed medications for withdrawal, you must inform Renascent before your admission.
Prior to admission, you must:
- Provide a VALID health card number;
- Attend a medical assessment with Renascent’s Medical Director,
Dr. Vera Tarman.
What to bring:
- Towels and washcloth;
- Toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, soap, shaving gear, etc.);
- Seasonal outerwear and footwear (you will be going outside to attend meetings);
- Comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor use. Casual dress is fine; please refrain from seductive or “sloppy” attire;
- Your prescription medications (that have been approved by Renascent);
- Funds to cover personal expenses (minimum $100 for TTC for Munro and Punanai centres and $150 for Sullivan centre);
- Quarters or phone cards for pay phone use;
- For your safety, all out of town Munro clients must bring a refundable return bus or train ticket home;
- Clients currently on bail are to bring their bail papers.
What not to bring:
- Cell phones, TVs, laptops, iPods, iPads, musical instruments, exercise equipment (clock radios are fine);
- No personal vehicles are allowed during your treatment stay;
- No addictive substances – see “Prohibited Substances.”
Other helpful information
- Admission time is 9:30 am. Please be on time.
- Here is a list of our prohibited substances.
- During your stay with us, we need you to focus exclusively on getting well. You may not make any medical, legal, business or personal appointments while in treatment. Please reschedule all your appointments before entering treatment.
- Washers, dryers, and detergent are available on-site to do laundry.
- Pay phones are available during limited times.
- Renascent has programs for your family. Be sure they know to attend Family Information Night on the first Tuesday of every month (7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at 38 Isabella Street). It’s free and no registration is required.
- Visiting hours:
- Graham Munro Centre: Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
- Punanai Centre: Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
- Paul J. Sullivan Centre: Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm