FORD A DISRUPTIVE INFLUENCE DURING REHAB: REPORT

Jul 09, 2014

By Scott Walker

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Since his return from rehab, Mayor Rob Ford has described his experience in glowing terms.

But a report this morning suggests he made the experience more difficult for other patients.

The Toronto Star quotes a number of sources who say the Mayor was so disruptive that he was eventually kicked out of his group therapy sessions.

The Star’s investigative reporter, Kevin Donovan, spoke to people at Greenstone, the facility in Muskoka where Ford received treatment for two months. One source says Ford broke things and got into fights with other residents.

Another source says Ford stopped other patients from sharing their stories in Group sessions, making them feel intimidated. The sources says Ford was always saying he didn’t belong there.

Donovan quotes one counselor as saying “we are not paid enough to deal with this guy.”

He says Greenstone staff were also concerned that Ford may have continued the substance abuse that led him to Greenstone in the first place. But there is no confirmation that Ford continued to use drugs or alcohol while at the facility.

Ford and Greenstone would not comment on the story.

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