As we shift from summer to fall, we move from Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 straight into September, Addiction Awareness Month. No matter what the calendar says, overdose is as important this month as it was yesterday. Around the globe, in the middle of another deadly health crisis, moms, dads, sisters and brothers, sons … The Pain Of Overdose: Addiction Awareness Month
Courage: Coronavirus has thrown a wrench into the way our schools operate, and with school openings just ahead of us, there are a lot of unknowns. We at Aurora Recovery Centre would like to acknowledge the sector of our population that is going almost unnoticed as the unsung heroes of the COVID pandemic: our children. … The Incredible Courage of Families
When Paul Melnuk, Aurora Recovery Centre’s owner talks about recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC), he’s talking about it. When Aurora president Steve Low talks about a continuum of care, he’s talking about it, too. With the fourth annual Recovery Capital Conference only a short time away on September 4, 2020, the concept of recovery capital … What is Recovery Capital Anyway?
Saturday afternoons are often times of insight and growth for our members in the residential treatment phase at Aurora. Many are outside undergoing the cleansing and re-birth process in the Sweat Lodge. Others opt to participate in creative activities facilitated by various staff members, and this story focuses on the pottery work graciously led by … Pottery at Aurora Recovery Centre
The Gimli recovery community has been graced with a significant addition, as a group of local recovering addicts has initiated a new meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous: The Only Requirement For Membership Is A Desire To Stop Using There is already a strong Alcoholics Anonymous presence in town, which has provided life-saving service and … Narcotics Anonymous Comes To Gimli
Advice for staying sober during the holidays: For many people who are in Recovery, staying sane and sober during the holiday season can be challenging. It’s a time of higher stress and many risks. Financial stress, external triggers everywhere, family dynamics and traditions and unrealistic expectations that are placed upon us or self-imposed. The good … Advice for Staying Sober During the Holidays
Steps to peacefulness: freedom, liberation, serenity. States of mind, ways of being, modes of existence. Are we up to the challenge of embracing and living spiritual principles, one day at a time? Steps to Peacefulness: The ‘Aha’ Moment Last month I was inspired to share my own lived experience with accepting I am a spiritual … Steps to Peacefulness: Recovery Dharma Part II
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This quote is often used as a motivation for people in personal development and goal setting conversations. While this overused cliché is not a clinical definition of real mental health problems, it does provide a valuable lesson that … Goal Setting: How To Be Effective for Recovery