Simcoe County, ON
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Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders
The Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders provides both an inpatient and virtual program for people living with substance use and mental health problems (concurrent disorders). The program provides specialized, evidence-based services to help client optimize health and well-being, working with each client to understand their goals and determine the best treatment and supports to achieve those goals.

The inpatient program, the only specialty integrated residential concurrent disorders program in our region, is a group-based 12-week residential treatment program based on best practice with a fully integrated curriculum that treats the addiction and the mental illness at the same time by the same team in a cohesive way. Treatment includes:
• cognitive behavioural therapy for major depression and anxiety disorders
• skills training for major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia
• Seeking Safety for concurrent post-traumatic stress disorder
• relapse prevention
• motivational interviewing and self-help group facilitation (e.g. AA, NA).

The virtual program offers evidence-based treatments to individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of mental illness and substance use. The program consists of a multidisciplinary team who provide low-intensity concurrent disorders treatment to individuals living in the community. It is designed for individuals with:

• Mild to moderate mood or anxiety disorders
• Mild to moderate substance use disorder
• Motivation for change
• The ability to commit to up to 3 hours a week for treatment
• The physical/private space to participate
• Some form of technology to access services (phone or ideally computer with internet access)

The Georgianwood Virtual Program allows clients the opportunity to access specialized services from their home, while still being able to maintain their everyday commitments.

The program allows clients the opportunity to access between 6 and 18 weeks of specialized treatment, depending on their current needs and the opportunity of having up to 3 therapeutic sessions with skilled clinicians each week. Individuals accepted into the virtual program may have access to:

• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills (DBT)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills (CBT)
• Mindfulness
• Psychoeducation about concurrent disorders
• SMART Recovery
• Relapse Prevention Skills Training and Addiction Recovery Skills
• Aftercare
• Psychiatric Consultation
500 Church Street, Toanche Building
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
1-877-341-4729 (Toll Free)
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups
Inpatient services
Last modified May 3, 2022 1:39pm
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