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‘The Garden’ ready to help local women dealing with addiction

The Barrie facility is the first community treatment centre for women in Simcoe County and will offer 10 residential program beds and three transitional beds

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‘Close to home’: Cornerstone to Recovery ready to launch women’s addiction-treatment centre in Barrie

Years in the making, the Newmarket-based Cornerstone to Recovery is taking in the first round of clients at its new women’s residential recovery centre in Barrie. You can smell the fresh paint on the walls, and in the kitchen the gas range still has its tags. There are no hand prints on the stainless-steel refrigerator.

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Barrie’s first women’s only treatment centre is set to open next week.

On Monday, Cornerstone to Recovery granted CTV News access inside the new 3,500-square-foot facility that features 13 beds, a kitchen, common room and a roof deck patio.

“It’s long overdue to start saving lives, and when you come to Cornerstone to Recovery, you never really leave. You become part of our family,” said Lori-Ann Seward, the Director of the women’s Residential program at Cornerstone to Recovery.

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‘Ready to start saving lives’: Cornerstone to Recovery’s women’s addiction-treatment centre nears opening in Barrie

Barrie nearly has its Cornerstone for addiction treatment.

Construction at Cornerstone to Recovery’s women’s residential recovery centre is nearly complete — meaning assessments for the first group of women has begun and the facility is almost ready to open its doors. Called The Garden and located at 236 Dunlop St. W., it includes 10 residential program beds, meeting rooms and offices.

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Thornhill native, Paralympian tells own story and discusses level of mental health care in Canada

Paul Rosen lived with depression, concussion concerns and was addicted to painkillers. Many people knew about Paul Rosen because of his gold medals, his sledge hockey playing and his heroism. Few knew about his backstory: His addiction to painkillers, his depression, his suicide attempts.

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