Addiction Education and Awareness: National Addictions Awareness Week

Addiction Education and Awareness: National Addictions Awareness Week November 22-28, 2020

In these times of more lockdowns in a devastating pandemic, of election chicanery in the U.S., the concept may be somewhat muffled this year, but it will be there. Addiction education and awareness is at the forefront for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week. Addiction. Whether we think about it or not, it isn’t going Addiction Education and Awareness: National Addictions Awareness Week

COVID Response Plan: Aurora Recovery Centre Update

COVID Response Plan: Pandemic Update | Aurora Recovery Centre

Updated: Aurora’s COVID Response Plan Manitoba’s current provincial COVID-19 pandemic response level: CRITICAL Aurora Recovery Centre, as an essential service, is open during the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to offer inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services within our province’s prevention orders and protocols. Our leadership team remains in regular communication with the Province of Manitoba’s health authority and COVID Response Plan: Aurora Recovery Centre Update

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week is in full swing, with today shining the spotlight on the effects of  COVID and substance use disorders. As COVID-19 dominates the newswires, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) reports that its inquiries during the pandemic have found “people who use substances report a loss of social connection COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week: What Is It?

National Addictions Awareness Week

The National Addictions Awareness Week media campaign is glitzy. It’s all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The organizers have posters, hashtags and a theme at the ready. They are explaining scientific terms and laying out the financial repercussions. The information is current and readily accessible. The academics get their fill of stats. But stats have no National Addictions Awareness Week: What Is It?

University of Manitoba Meth Study: Sevenfold Increase in ER Visits

U of M meth study finds sevenfold increase in visits to Manitoba ERs

University of Manitoba Meth Study: Sevenfold Increase in ER Visits: Global News This University of Manitoba study of the increase in meth-related health system interactions supports our approach: “People’s life circumstances can predispose them to turn to meth as a way of coping.” “It is critical to address underlying factors that influence both mental health University of Manitoba Meth Study: Sevenfold Increase in ER Visits

Remembrance Day in Recovery: A Look Back

Remembrance Day in Recovery

Remembrance Day in Recovery: November 11. It’s a day unlike any other on the calendar, that’s for sure. I still go to the cenotaph every year. Being in recovery, the feelings are intense. Reflective. Sad. Melancholy. It’s not a rah-rah sort of day. My family has a long tradition of service. My father served on Remembrance Day in Recovery: A Look Back

Aurora Alumni Veterans in Remembrance

Aurora Alumni Veterans

Another November 11 is upon us. The sombre sounds of pipes and drums. Cenotaphs. Poppies. For anyone in recovery, Remembrance Day is a day to pay attention, says Aurora’s clinical director, Anthony Cafik. For those still in uniform, and for those who once wore one, it is especially time to be aware of where your Aurora Alumni Veterans in Remembrance

Tracy Falk: Aurora Staff Member Profile

Tracy Falk

Tracy Falk: Aurora Staff Member Profile It’s another Friday in central Canada’s largest recovery centre. The newer patients or clients or in this case, members, are apprehensive about the approaching weekend. Staff are doing their best to keep people grounded, to keep heads and hearts in treatment and not in old life. The building is Tracy Falk: Aurora Staff Member Profile

Martial Arts Meditation, ARCFit

ARCFit Martial Arts Meditation

Martial Arts Meditation: Chi Kung Exercises, Wu Ji & Splitting Heaven and Earth  Martial Arts Meditation, Chi Kung is an ancient exercise that helps with balancing our energy, life force (chi), health and healing. At Aurora, we have the option to practice helping with our meditation and healing as part of our recovery. In this Martial Arts Meditation, ARCFit