Clinic sources confirm Rob Ford was verbally abusive, kicked out of rehab


mentalfloss
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Sounds like your typical Conjob.

Rob Ford ‘disruptive’ in rehab, sources say

Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at GreeneStone .

These accounts of what one person referred to as “destructive behaviour” stands in stark contrast to Ford’s recent public statements that he had a healthy experience and takes his recovery seriously.

“Ford broke things, got into fights with other residents,” said one source with knowledge of the mayor’s time in rehab at the resort-turned-drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Muskoka.

“Ford stopped people from sharing their stories, which is key to a successful rehab experience,” said another source. “Other residents felt intimidated. They felt he was a bully. He was always saying he did not belong there.”

Management was concerned Ford continued to use drugs or alcohol during his time in rehab. The Star was unable to determine if Ford abused any substances during his two month stint.

GreeneStone’s wooded property has a well known “nature walk” and a concern of staff is that some residents meet their drug dealers or people providing alcohol at the far end of the walk.

Police were called at least once to deal with an incident at GreeneStone during Ford’s time. It’s not known if the police visit was related to Ford. The OPP, which patrols the area, said that any information about police calls to GreeneStone could only be obtained by making a freedom of information request, a process that takes months.

For this story, the Star has obtained accounts of Ford’s time in rehab from three people with knowledge of his time there, including a fellow patient, and from others, including a staffer, who provided accounts through an intermediary. Due to concerns over publicly breaching the confidentiality of the treatment facility, the sources asked that their names not be published.

Just a few days into his time there, according to sources, addiction counsellors were shaking their heads.

“We are not paid enough to deal with this guy,” one counsellor remarked during a conversation with another counsellor.

“Rob Ford literally had the run of the place. There were no rules around Rob Ford,” said another source.

In the hallways and common areas, Ford argued, pushed and shoved other patients who were angry that Ford had “brought his circus with him,” sources said.

During the morning group sessions, where residents are encouraged to share their deepest secrets, Ford was abusive to other residents, shouting them down, refusing to listen, swearing constantly, sources told the Star.

By the halfway mark of the two months, his small therapy group had had enough and Ford was told to leave the small group. A private counsellor was asked to do one-on-one therapy with Ford.

Rob Ford ‘disruptive’ in rehab, sources say
Last edited by mentalfloss; Jul 9th, 2014 at 08:07 AM..
 
Walter
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I heard he was running through Gravenhurst naked waving his willy at all the homosexuals.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Rob Ford ‘disruptive’ in rehab, sources say

Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at GreeneStone .

Rob Ford ‘disruptive’ in rehab, sources say


Sounds like the boy could use a shrink!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

I heard he was running through Gravenhurst naked waving his willy at all the homosexuals.

I'd have to feel sorry for the residents of Gravenhurt in that scenario. A naked Rob Ford is not something high on my bucket list to see.
 
taxslave
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The leftys that run the joint just are not used to free thinkers.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I'd have to feel sorry for the residents of Gravenhurt in that scenario. A naked Rob Ford is not something high on my bucket list to see.

Yeah, you'd want to be wearing your smoke coloured glasses! -
 
Locutus
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shocking and quite jerry springerish...but have at it



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What happens in rehab should stay in rehab. Thumbs down to @torontostar (external - login to view) and its sources on this one. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/08/rob_ford_disruptive_in_rehab_sources_say.html …
Last edited by Locutus; Jul 9th, 2014 at 08:39 AM..
 
DaSleeper
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Withdrawal symptoms are a B*tch..non?


The left would feel sorry for anyone but Ford.....
 
Walter
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I heard he went to church every day and asked for forgiveness from God.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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What did Gawd say?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

What did Gawd say?


"Sin no more, my boy" -
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

"Sin no more, my boy" -

Ain't that just like a gawd?! I guess we can put that in our pipe and smoke it!
 
Walter
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I heard he had sex with every female nurse at the rehab center.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

I heard he had sex with every female nurse at the rehab center.


What!!!!!!!!! Was there two female nurses there? -
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

What!!!!!!!!! Was there two female nurses there? -

There may have been 0 which would make his statement 100% true.
 
Sal
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My take on this is it sounds like someone detoxing.

If the behavior continued after the substance had left his body and his body began to heal then there is an indicator that a lot is happening with him that can not be taken care of in a two month period. I think anyone who has had experience with a drug addict or an alcoholic will confirm...it doesn't just go away after a few weeks. It's a serious battle for life. .
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

I heard he had sex with every female nurse at the rehab center.

Anyone for squash?
 
Locutus
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It does wonders for the confidentiality of this two-bit joint for future customers, wondering if their anonymity could be revealed by another in-patient or do-dooder 'counselor'. .

bush league all the way.

star shoulda just said 'thanks but no thanks' for the gossip.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

There may have been 0 which would make his statement 100% true.


I was giving him the benefit of the doubt- something he may be a little short of these days! -

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

My take on this is it sounds like someone detoxing.

If the behavior continued after the substance had left his body and his body began to heal then there is an indicator that a lot is happening with him that can not be taken care of in a two month period. I think anyone who has had experience with a drug addict or an alcoholic will confirm...it doesn't just go away after a few weeks. It's a serious battle for life. .


You're right, but they can be functional after a couple of months. Years ago I worked for a boss who was as alcoholic as it gets, but it was a good thing for him, his boss didn't accept any more of his bullsh*t. He did a month in rehab but upon his release he told his boss, he didn't feel he was quite ready to return to work. His boss told him he would report to work Monday morning or he could forget it. He did, never missed a beat and never took another drink. You can't be molly coddling these types, but by the same token you don't heckle them like the disgraceful display on T.V. last night. These guys are human, just totally f**Ked up!

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Anyone for squash?


Mine are growing well, but won't be ready to eat for a month or two yet!
 
Highball
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This is further evidence of his attempt to fool his constituents into thinking he is a changed person. This is but another chapter of the charade Rob Ford lives in.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

It does wonders for the confidentiality of this two-bit joint for future customers, wondering if their anonymity could be revealed by another in-patient or do-dooder 'counselor'. .

bush league all the way.

star shoulda just said 'thanks but no thanks' for the gossip.

Agreed...this should NEVER have made the paper but he is a larger than life figure and people are fascinated by him for the good or the bad.

As soon as I read that a staff member spoke through another party due to privacy issues you have to wonder in a big way how this whole story was revealed.

Any company or organization that has privacy restrictions can not reveal information. Nothing can be leaked and I do mean nothing. To judge the detox center is equally wrong because it assumes breach of privacy. For all we know it could have been a cleaner walking down the hall who heard two counselors discussing their frustration...or it may never have occurred at all.

Quote: Originally Posted by HighballView Post

This is further evidence of his attempt to fool his constituents into thinking he is a changed person. This is but another chapter of the charade Rob Ford lives in.

this really is further evidence of nothing

do I believe he is clean...mmmmmmmmmmm don't know, having dealt with drug abusers, I doubt it, but it is possible...it's not however probable in my limited experience
 
mentalfloss
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Those commies at ctv have no right!

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford disruptive for residents, staff at rehab program: report | CTV News (external - login to view)
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

Agreed...this should NEVER have made the paper but he is a larger than life figure and people are fascinated by him for the good or the bad.

That an it was the National Enq ... err I mean Toronto Star (you can see why I would confuse those 2 papers can't you?).
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

That an it was the National Enq ... err I mean Toronto Star (you can see why I would confuse those 2 papers can't you?).

it's an invasion of privacy...if he has not properly recovered he will display it quickly enough...no need to lower journalistic integrity to this level

I'm beginning to have a real problem with articles connected to the left or right...

I think we are in big trouble when simple news articles have an agenda and they all do now

It's as though we have lost our capacity for the quest for truth, rather it is more important to belong to a group and deride the other side. I see it as an attack on democracy ultimately...we will end up in a very bad place of no return.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

The leftys that run the joint just are not used to free thinkers.

They can't be very "lefty" if they breached confidentiality and spoke to the snoop
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

They can't be very "lefty" if they breached confidentiality and spoke to the snoop

Lefties always breach confidentiality
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Lefties always breach confidentiality

Righties don't know when to shut up. Ask any Tory backbencher
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

it's an invasion of privacy...if he has not properly recovered he will display it quickly enough...no need to lower journalistic integrity to this level

With the star, they have sunk below this level many times. In my mind, they are no longer a credible new source just a enquirer type tabloid with a lieberal spin.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

With the star, they have sunk below this level many times. In my mind, they are no longer a credible new source just a enquirer type tabloid with a lieberal spin.

are there any credible news sources left...are there any journalists left? a reporter pressured to produce a story does not a journalist make

Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Lefties always breach confidentiality

righties always try to make lefties look bad in order to boost themselves up from the lowest rung on the ladder...it doesn't work...
 
QuebecCanadian
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

I heard he was running through Gravenhurst naked waving his willy at all the homosexuals.


You couldn't find a willy on a naked Rob Ford. It would be obstructed.
 

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