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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

U of Meth Study Finds Sevenfold Increase in Visits to Manitoba ERs

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

Aurora Recovery Centre has risen as a top trauma-sensitive treatment and recovery centre in Canada. With meth addiction taxing Manitoba’s health system at an alarming rate, we’ve stepped in to help fill the treatment void. With a whole-person approach to addiction treatment, our experts are highly trained in the unique requirements of treating meth and U of Meth Study Finds Sevenfold Increase in Visits to Manitoba ERs

Dr Allen Berger Welcomed by 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 Welcomed by Aurora

ARC Squad Volunteering at Assiniboine Park

ARC SQUAD VOLUNTEERING ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY OCTOBER CLEANUP

ARC Squad Volunteering at Assiniboine Park Conservancy for October Cleanup: On October 26, 2020, Aurora alumni and family members were fortunate to participate in a wonderful volunteer activity, a late-season cleanup of Assiniboine Park. The Conservancy’s Manager of Volunteer Resources, Shaun Leonoff, along with Associate Coordinator, Kayla Lang, helped us plan a productive and fun ARC Squad Volunteering at Assiniboine Park

Feed-A-Family Program: Christmas Cheer Board

Feed-a-Family Program

Update November 17, 2020 With more restrictions in place with Winnipeg’s COVID-19 pandemic Critical:RED status, the Christmas Cheer Board has suspended its operations until it is safe to restart, at least November 27th. Feed-a-Family Program with the Christmas Cheer Board: With so many people financially impacted by COVID-19, the need for donations this holiday season Feed-A-Family Program: Christmas Cheer Board

ARC Squad helps at Siloam Mission

ARC Squad helps at Siloam Mission

Aurora Recovery’s “ARC Squad” had an exceptional time at Siloam Mission on Saturday, January 5! Members, Alumni, and staff volunteered their time for a gratifying afternoon of service! The ARC Squad was split up into several groups and given assignments in Siloam Mission’s various departments, including; kitchen duties such as plating, cleaning & serving meals ARC Squad helps at Siloam Mission

Summer Alumni Reunion

Summer Alumni Reunion

Sounds of laughter and meaningful conversation drifted under sunny skies and over Aurora’s lawn and gardens as its family celebrated the Summer Alumni Reunion together on August 15. Comfortably adhering to well-maintained boundaries of Covid-19’s restrictions, alumni members and various staff returned to the beautiful Gimli campus to nourish their spiritual and emotional selves, in a Summer Alumni Reunion

ARC Squad is Activated This Autumn

ARC Squad is Activated This Autumn

Warm greetings matched the sunny skies when Aurora alumni gathered at the Centre in Gimli and set out to work on our Adopt a Highway clean up on September 19th. After a period of inactivity due to the COVID-19 situation, the ARC Squad volunteer spirit was on display along Highway 222. The Adopt A Highway ARC Squad is Activated This Autumn

Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 Festival Schedule

Recovery Day Winnipeg Stage Schedule

Tune into Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 5:00 – 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page Presented by St. Raphael Wellness Centre and Aurora Recovery Centre, Recovery Day gives Winnipeg a chance to build awareness around addiction and mental health, challenge social stigma, celebrate recovery, and improves life for individuals, families, communities, and businesses. Recovery Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 Festival Schedule

Rusty Matyas to Speak at Recovery Day

Rusty Matyas to Speak at Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 Virtual Event

Tune into Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 5:00 – 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page Rusty Matyas has been an active member of the Canadian music scene for over 20 years. First, as a member/player/writer/producer with groups like the Waking Eyes, Imaginary Cities, the Weakerthans and the Sheepdogs, he more recently made the switch Rusty Matyas to Speak at Recovery Day

Rod Pedersen Speaking at Recovery Day

Rod Pedersen, Host of The Rod Pederson Show Speaking at Recovery Day

Tune into Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 5:00 – 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page Rod Pedersen is a Best Selling Author, celebrated sports broadcaster and host of The Rod Pedersen Show, but few know that on January 27, 2015, Rod was the target of an intervention. His lifelong struggles with alcoholism and mental illness had Rod Pedersen Speaking at Recovery Day

The Keen And The Kind To Perform: Recovery Day

Local Band The Keen And The Kind To Perform For Recovery Day

Tune into Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 5:00 – 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page The Keen and The Kind is the passion project of indigenous singer/songwriter Violet Vopni and jazz guitarist Clinton Giesbrecht. They’re easy-going folks with music that sparks emotions in their listeners. Their songs range from upbeat pop to groovy smooth jazz The Keen And The Kind To Perform: Recovery Day

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Fresh IE to perform for Recovery Day 2020

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Fresh IE to perform for Recovery Day 2020

Tune into Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 5:00 – 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page Fresh Wilson known professionally as Fresh IE, Canadian singer-songwriter, and producer. Wilson has produced over 22 albums and has written over 400 songs. Creating history in 2003, fresh was the first Canadian rapper to be nominated for a Grammy Canadian Singer-Songwriter Fresh IE to perform for Recovery Day 2020

Recovery Day Winnipeg Helping To End Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Recovery Day Winnipeg Helping To End Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

St. Raphael Wellness Centre (SRWC) and Aurora Recovery Centre are hosting Recovery Day Winnipeg 2020 September 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm Due to the COVID pandemic, this year’s event is online via Facebook Live. Viewers can tune into the event through the Recovery Day website or Facebook page. Website: RecoveryDayWpg.com Facebook: facebook.com/RecoveryDayWpg Recovery Recovery Day Winnipeg Helping To End Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Overdose Awareness Day 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day

A sombre but dedicated group of Aurora staff made their way to Winnipeg’s Stephen Juba Park on August 31, 2020, doing their part to recognize the significance of International Overdose Awareness Day. A collection of mental health and addiction advocates and community organizations took part in an afternoon of sharing, awareness, and support of the Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Aurora Recovery Centre Welcomes New Faces To The Team

Neal Berger, Aurora Recovery Centre

With laser focus on moving forward in reshaping the face of treatment and recovery in central Canada, the 70-bed treatment centre in Gimli, Manitoba has welcomed two new faces to the Aurora team, while saying goodbye to an original member.

Dr. John Kelly: 12 Steps And Continuum Of Care

John Kelly: 12 Steps in addiction recovery continuum

If A.A. could talk, it would wave a John Kelly flag and say “See? See?” But, since Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside matters, no president, no spokesperson, John Kelly gets no public recognition from the fellowship’s two million members. But he sure does from the many hundreds of addiction treatment centres splashed across Dr. John Kelly: 12 Steps And Continuum Of Care

Aurora Recovery Centre Announces New President

Steve Low, President of Aurora Recovery Centre

June 24, 2020 (Gimli, Manitoba) – Aurora Recovery Centre, a private, 70-bed inpatient addictions treatment facility near Winnipeg is turning the spotlight on its Chief Operating Officer. Steve Low has been promoted to President, effective immediately. Aurora founder and chairman Paul Melnuk made the announcement today. Low, an addictions clinician, treatment program developer and referral Aurora Recovery Centre Announces New President

Overdoses Rise During COVID Isolation – CBC

Overdoses Rise During COVID Isolation - CBC

CBC reporter, Bryce Hoye, takes a look at alarming statistics that indicate a spike in overdoses in Manitoba during the COVID isolation period. “We haven’t had an overdose surge like this probably for two years.” In the article, the Manitoba chief medical examiner’s office said they wouldn’t have any official data for overdoses until later Overdoses Rise During COVID Isolation – CBC

Aurora Recovery Centre Stays Open During COVID-19

Aurora Recovery Centre Stays Open During COVID-19 to Help Those Struggling with Addiction

Media Release April 15, 2020 Aurora has implemented a comprehensive coronavirus management plan to minimize exposure to members and staff. Gimli, Manitoba – Aurora Recovery Centre, a private addiction treatment facility 45 minutes north of Winnipeg, is staying open to provide help to those who need it most during these times of uncertainty and self-isolation Aurora Recovery Centre Stays Open During COVID-19

Aurora’s COVID-19 Action Plan

Needs for addiction treatment and recovery don’t stop just because of a virus. Designated as an essential need, Aurora Recovery Centre is open and continuing to serve our members and those who are struggling with addiction. We are working diligently to ensure your safety and continuation of treatment in this unprecedented time of COVID-19. Through Aurora’s COVID-19 Action Plan

The Dreamcatcher: Dreams of Wellbriety

Dreams of Wellbriety: The Dreamcatcher

A dreamcatcher was gifted to Aurora Recovery Centre recently from one of our members, Stacy M. He created a plaque and a dreamcatcher to be viewed by all who enter our recovery centre. The plaque states that “When you walk into Aurora and see this dream catcher, it will catch the nightmare that’s been our The Dreamcatcher: Dreams of Wellbriety

Regina Opioid Crisis – There is Hope!

Regina Opioid Crisis - There is Hope!

Regina, Sk – Ian Rabb, an addictions specialist and interventionist with Aurora Recovery Centre appeared recently on 980 CJME Radio Regina to discuss the surge in overdoses that the city is currently experiencing. His message to the people of Regina, “There is hope for people experiencing addiction.” Read the full story

Mackenzie Phillips puts face on addiction, recovery at outdoor festival

Mackenzie Phillips puts face on addiction, recovery at outdoor festival

Phillips puts face on addiction, recovery at outdoor festival Aurora Recovery Centre and St. Raphael Wellness Centre partnered together to organize the event, along with a long list of other organizations. The event celebrated recovery from substance use and…

Recovery Day Board Members on CTV Winnipeg News

Recovery Day board members on CTV Winnipeg News Greta of St. Raphael Wellness Center talks about her journey to recovery and about Recovery Day Winnipeg 2019 on CTV Winnipeg News. Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value…

Purple Ribbon Campaign Launch – City News

Purple Ribbon Campaign Launch – City News

Purple ribbon campaign launch The Purple Ribbon campaign launches on August 7. It is to raise awareness about the stigma and struggles of addiction. Ian Rabb of Aurora Recovery Centre says that he has not seen any major change from any level of government on tackling…

Dozens gather for community meth discussion at the University of Winnipeg

Dozens gather for community meth discussion at the University of Winnipeg

Ian Rabb on Winnipeg Global News – Dozens gather for community meth discussion at the University of Winnipeg Ian Rabb, co-founder of Aurora Recovery Centre spoke at the University of Winnipeg about the meth crisis sweeping Winnipeg’s streets. Read the full article…

Honest Discussion About Meth on CTV News Winnipeg

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Honest Discussion on Meth on CTV News Winnipeg Ian Rabb, Director of Business Development and Public Relations Officer with Aurora Recovery Centre, sits down with Dane Bourget (Jib Stop) and Maralee Caruso at CTV News Winnipeg to discuss the growing meth…

Hal Anderson Highlights the Meth Crisis

Hal Anderson

Hal Anderson highlights the meth crisis on CJOB Radio Winnipeg. Joining him in the studio is Ian Rabb (Director of Business Development and Public Relations Officer) of Aurora Recovery Centre. Learn about the meth crisis, Rapid Access to Addictions…

Phoenix Tapestry Gifted to Aurora

Phoenix Tapestry

When entering Aurora through the main doors, you may have admired the tapestry that is displayed on the wall inside. Black fabric with a striking bright figure of a Phoenix, a mythical bird that is a symbol of transformation. Here is how Wikipedia defines the Phoenix; “In Ancient Greek folklore, a phoenix is a long-lived Phoenix Tapestry Gifted to Aurora

Global News Winnipeg: How Aurora Recovery Centre Changes Lives

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Global News Winnipeg: How Aurora Recovery Centre Changes Lives Ian Rabb (Director of Business Development) and Aurora Recovery Centre Alumni Jonny share their stories of recovery on Global News Morning in Winnipeg. Ian touches on how Aurora Recovery Centre (ARC) has…

CJOB – Aurora Fun Run

CJOB

The Road to Recovery From Addiction Can Be a Long and Lonely One. That’s why Aurora Recovery Centre is trying to raise awareness and support for those affected by addiction. The organization is hosting a fun run event on September 2nd. Proceeds will be going towards Resource Assistance for Youth Inc., a Winnipeg based group CJOB – Aurora Fun Run