Vince is on the computer again, setting up another meeting. One more call with someone in recovery. Texting with alumni buddies about a tee time, and there’s another Zoom call with a friend curious about his changed attitude. He’s just one week out of treatment and Vince’s life is full-on and in full colour. “It’s … Profile In Recovery: Vince H.
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
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
If you are new to recovery and you think it’s all going to be good now, Geri Bemister has a message for you. You’re right. But it may be a little bumpy along the way. The 51-year-old woman is talking to another journalist, sharing her story one more time. Yes, she really did time in … Geri B: Profile in Recovery
Allen Berger is wandering about the kitchen in a plain black T-shirt and grey sweats. While he talks, the camera shows him chopping veggies, doing a sniff test of a container pulled from the fridge, shrugging and placing it on the cutting board. You know, just another guy living the COVID life. A husband, a … Allen Berger, Ph.D.: Brings Emotional Sobriety to Aurora
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
Eddie R. is fast becoming one of Aurora Recovery Centre’s go-to counselors, especially for the under-40 crowd. And why not? He’s young, energetic, funny and smart – all the components necessary to combat addiction, especially if the person who is addicted is a little feisty. He’s been working at the centre since 2019, and is … Profile in Recovery: Counsellor Eddie R.
It is Super Bowl Week in the United States. The media blitz is on. As a former center under the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Randy Grimes could talk your ear off about the schemes, the blocks, the patterns and likelihood of this play or that. He could explain how Brady and Gronk are … Randy Grimes: From Superbowl to Aurora
When someone in recovery celebrates their first anniversary, seasoned veterans ahead of them often caution about how the second year is tougher than the first. Stay the course. Keep focused. The theory is the pink cloud goes away and a deeper understanding of just how much work is involved becomes clearer in year two. You … Tom K.: Member Care Specialist and Alumnus
A man is sitting hunched over the edge of his bed in detox. He knows he wasn’t forced to drink this, smoke that, snort this. He did it all on his own. On so many levels, he feels sick. About as loveable and trustworthy as a bag of dirt. In that moment, the financial costs … Sherry G. Member Care Specialist & Aurora Alumnus