Living in Recovery

Getting the Christmas Treatment

Getting The Christmas Treatment

If you talk to folks who work in the admissions department at any major treatment centre, you may be told the same story: people don’t necessarily want to come to treatment during the Christmas season. But, then again, they often don’t want to come any time. There they are, often in a life and death Getting the Christmas Treatment

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

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

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

Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

Sacred Fires bring peace during these times that have been extremely difficult to navigate. We as social beings struggle to maintain relationships with new imposed expectations of physical distancing for our continued health and those around us that we care about. Simple things like handshakes have come down to hiding behind a mask and not Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

Go Sober for October Is A Great Idea

Go sober for october

One of Britain’s largest charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, hosts an annual fundraising event in the UK in support of their efforts to provide specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer. The charity encourages people to ‘Go Sober for October’ to help others while also helping themselves. We Were Inspired by Go Sober for October Is A Great Idea

Recovery Dharma: Into Action

Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is among the spectrum of different recovery options Aurora Recovery Centre recognizes, and people choose to access these options depending on their temperament, personality, preferences and needs in the moment. When it comes to mutual support groups, there are many roads to recovery. Red Road to Wellbriety, Refuge Recovery and Dharma Recovery. Different Recovery Dharma: Into Action