TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (OTCBB: GRST) (“GreeneStone” or “the Company”) is excited to highlight that the GreeneStone Muskoka addiction treatment clinic was featured on Intervention Canada on the Slice Network on Sunday evening, September 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm ET. Andrew Galloway, GreeneStone's Vice President - Outpatient & Aftercare is a leading interventionist used on the show and performed the intervention on last night’s episode. GreeneStone Muskoka serves as the facility to which the subject of the intervention, is sent for recovery. The episode aired on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9 pm ET and can be viewed on the Slice Canada website when available at:
GreeneStone Muskoka was previously featured on the season premiere of the second season of Intervention Canada on August 27, 2012. That episode, as well as a video profile on the GreeneStone Muskoka facility, can be viewed on the Slice Canada website at:
Intervention Canada is a powerful and gripping television series in which people confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. The series follows the format of the multiple Emmy-nominated ground-breaking U.S. series. It profiles people whose dependencies on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior have brought them to a point of personal crisis that culminates in an intervention with families and professionals offering assistance. In the latest episode featuring GreeneStone Muskoka, titled "Katie," Andrew Galloway helps 24-year-old Katie and her mother intervene with Katie's opiate addiction.
“GreeneStone is proud to be associated with Intervention Canada on the Slice Network in an endeavor that brings much needed awareness to the issue of addiction, as well as the cause of mental illness, in general. One in five people will experience a form of mental illness at some point and most will be reluctant to talk to a co-worker, friend or family member about their struggle, let alone seek treatment. GreeneStone is among a growing number of organizations that have joined the cause to de-stigmatize and address the mental illness crisis head on,” commented Shawn Leon, CEO of GreeneStone Healthcare Corp.
For every $5 spent on drug rehabilitation by the Canadian government, $95 is spent on incarceration of drug users (Health Officer’s Council of BC). At the same time, substance abuse costs the Canadian healthcare system an estimated $8 billion annually and the economy an estimated $34 billion (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse). The majority of the economic cost of substance abuse – an estimated 85% – is due to lost productivity. As such, GreeneStone has focused on Boomers, executives, and professionals as its primary patient stream (with the 18-30 year old segment as the secondary stream).
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About GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation
GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (OTCBB: GRST) is a provider of mental health services, specializing in the areas of addiction treatment, eating disorders, nutrition and weight loss, and executive healthcare. GreeneStone is among the many nascent healthcare companies re-defining the healthcare space for the modern economy, which include Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCQB: RHHBY), Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR), Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX), Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN), Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX). The company operates medical and healthcare clinics in Ontario, Canada, serving a North American and international clientele. GreeneStone’s clinics meet several ends: (1) GreeneStone adds overflow capacity to an increasingly stretched public healthcare system in Canada, (2) GreeneStone mental health clinics provide private alternatives to publicly available but highly underserviced healthcare subsectors, and (3) GreeneStone meets newly developing healthcare needs undisturbed by the public/private market, such as eating disorders. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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