Living in Recovery

Wellbriety Tree 2020 at Aurora

Wellbriety Tree

Some of you may have been present at the Winnipeg City Hall rotunda during the last few years for the Wellbriety Tree of Life Ceremony. Or you may have been here in treatment in Gimli and had an opportunity to create a buffalo ornament and place it on the tree. COVID-19 has forced us to Wellbriety Tree 2020 at Aurora

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

Favourite Holiday Songs

Favourite holiday songs

We polled staff and alumni for music selections for the holiday season, and we are creating a playlist to play at the centre this December 25th. We invite you to take part. Hop on YouTube or your preferred music streaming platform and get in the spirit! Feel free to send your own playlist suggestions to Favourite Holiday Songs

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