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Gerstein Centre is a public rehab located in Toronto, Ontario. Gerstein Centre specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Gerstein Centre Focus:

Alcoholism Treatment Center

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

What does Gerstein Centre offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Gerstein Centre Highlights:

Mobile Crisis Team Staff can meet people in the community through a mobile team visit, which is arranged through a discussion with a Crisis Worker on their telephone crisis line. Substance Use Crisis Management and Follow-up Team will respond to crisis calls and follow-up with individuals who are dealing with a crisis involving concurrent or serious substance use issues. Access to seven Short Term Residential Crisis Beds for stays of up to 30 days is available through partnerships with University Health Network Ossington Withdrawal Management Centre (six beds for men) and Eva’s Satellite (one bed for youth).
Short Term Residential Crisis Beds offers fourteen beds are available at Gerstein on Bloor and offer up to 30 day stays of which nine are allocated for Mental Health and Justice Short Term Residential Crisis beds. Mental Health and Justice Short Term Residential Crisis Beds re part of the Mental Health and Justice Network in Toronto offering a broad range of services including court support, court diversion, case management, crisis prevention, police mobile crisis intervention and housing.
Gerstein Centre main focus is to be an accessible source of support and recovery for individuals experiencing mental health crisis; to work collaboratively with partners to create improved access to services and to promote wellness, recovery and strong consumer survivor networks.