Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty: The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction

Johanna O'Flaherty

The voices come from all directions, often harsh. Mean. Misguided. Damaging. Suck it up, buttercup. Big boys don’t cry. Are you still hung up on that? One of the world’s preeminent voices in trauma therapy is fighting back against that messaging. “Why don’t we just leave it alone and get on with it?” asks Dr. Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty: The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction

Recovery from Sex Addiction: Suzie Le Brocq at Aurora

Aurora’s candid interview on recovery from sex addiction with Suzie Le Brocq, PhD, MPhil, CCPCPR, CCS-AC, CSAT-S Let’s Talk About Sex. No, seriously. Let’s really talk about it. When Salt-N-Pepa released their Grammy-nominated soul/hip hop classic in 1991, they probably had no idea just how much their song would resonate with listeners. Bouncy, fun, risqué by Recovery from Sex Addiction: Suzie Le Brocq at Aurora

Gaming Addiction Not Just a Young Person’s Disorder: Cam Adair And Aurora

Cam Adair and Aurora: Gaming Addiction Not Just a Young Person’s Disorder

Cam Adair connects with Aurora Recovery Centre for accredited training in gaming addiction treatment.   It was everything. The focus of his life.  Cam Adair’s thirst for video games was so strong, he quit high school over it. He lost his girlfriend over it. His dad would drop him off  to work at an internet Gaming Addiction Not Just a Young Person’s Disorder: Cam Adair And Aurora

How Family Impacts Recovery

How Family Impacts Recovery

How family impacts recovery: Addiction is a family disease. This is true. When someone struggles with a substance use disorder the entire family is affected in one way or another. On the flip side, the family impacts recovery in a very powerful way. Their influence on their loved one’s recovery can mean the difference between How Family Impacts Recovery

Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

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Wellbriety Tree Ceremony 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba: Speech by Jonny Miekle  The sun is up. I woke up. This is a good start. Each breath is a gift that I will not waste. Today, I will drive my body, feed my mind and strengthen my spirit. My past may have been dark at times, but Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

Games For Healing: Across The Board

Across The Board Games for Healing

Across the board, playing games for healing is proving to be a therapeutic activity in recovery, in particular at Aurora. Strolling into the dining area at Aurora on a recent Thursday afternoon, you would have seen our member population gathered around tables in small groups. Individuals appeared to be focused on different interesting objects in Games For Healing: Across The Board

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?

Dr Allen Berger Brings Inspiration to Aurora

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Dr. Allen Berger, international recovery authority welcomed by Aurora Recovery Centre. Have you spent time contemplating the nature of substance use disorders, either from a personal perspective of someone living with the illness, or as someone in relationship to a loved one impacted by addiction? Understanding the causes can be perplexing as we seek to Dr Allen Berger Brings Inspiration to Aurora