When we say recovery for life, we mean it. We don’t drop connection just because you’ve finished our programs. We stay connected with you, with ongoing, continuing addiction support and recovery stabilization throughout your recovery so you never have to walk alone. In fact, we build our continuing connection into your Recovery Plan from the start.
There are many ways in which you can stay connected with us.
When you walk out the door upon completion of your programs with us, it can feel liberating, exciting, intense and a little scary all at the same time. We’re here to help make your transition after treatment smoother.
You’ll receive a followup check-in call within 48 hours of discharge to make sure you’re getting the assistance and guidance you need as you transition from treatment to your new life in recovery. We’ll continue to routinely stay in contact with you as long as you feel you need the extra support.
Continuing Care Programs
After completion of your programs, you’ll be welcomed to our weekly group meetings with other alumni and family members to check in on your progress, triggers, challenges and successes.
- Continuing Care Group: Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Aftercare & Continuation of Therapies
Upon completion of your recovery treatment program with Aurora, we support you with an included one-on-one counselling session to touch base and ensure you’re on a positive and helpful recovery path.
Should you need further ongoing therapy after you leave our centre, our solution-focused counselling is optionally available in your continuum of care. You may choose in-person sessions at our ARC Counselling offices in Winnipeg, or through one of our counselling partners in other Canadian locations closer to your home.
We’re also certified to offer confidential TeleHealth video-conferencing to provide support and address issues you may be facing as you continue to work through your addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders.
We know how important consistency, trust and feelings of safety are through process of recovery. From the moment you are welcomed into Aurora, you’ll have one consistent point of contact. Your Case Manager is here for you and your family, connecting you with the interdisciplinary team of professionals who will guide your treatment.
You won’t have to explain yourself over and over again to different people; your case manager knows you and will be able to offer appropriate help when you most need it.
Open Door Policy
Recovery – and life – doesn’t always happen on a convenient timetable. Maybe you are feeling unstable or in need of support. Or you are feeling great and want to share it with someone! For whatever reason, sometimes you just need that little bit of connection with your recovery roots.
We encourage you to drop by and visit, connect with Aurora staff, and share with other Aurora members and alumni. Our doors are always open to you.
Long-term recovery doesn’t get as much focus as when you’re new to a recovery lifestyle. Over time and with support, recovery can get easier to handle with less ups and downs. But, sometimes, even as you gain some longer-term recovery, you still may feel like you’re hitting brick walls and need some extra support along the way. This is typical to the recovery journey, not at all unusual.
We’re all set to help you prevent relapse with our Recovery Enhancement Program. If you do succumb to the temptations, we’ll support and welcome you back every time. You’re not a bad person. It just means you need some extra support. We’re here for you every step of the way.
Alumni: ARC Squad
Becoming a functioning, helpful member of your community is one of the goals of substance use disorder treatment. As a member of Aurora’s ARC Squad, you have the opportunity to become involved in various community outreach programs and service activities.
A great way to enhance your recovery is to have or become an ARC Buddy.
When you’re leaving treatment, your ARC Buddy makes it easier to stay connected and get help and companionship as you learn to live in wellness and recovery.
Becoming an ARC Buddy gives you the opportunity to pass forward the support you received as a new member. And mentoring someone else as they transition out of treatment often strengthens your own recovery, too.
12 Step Community
According to the most recent studies on the efficacy of 12 step programs, those who regularly connect with a community of people healing from similar addiction and mental health issues are proven to have a far better recovery outcome from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders compared to those who do not.
If 12 Step programs resonate with you, we strongly encourage you to continue attending 12-step meetings upon completion of our programs.
Non-12 Step Community
12 Step-based recovery isn’t for everyone. There are many paths to recovery. The critical and proven component of continuing care is connection with like-minded people dealing with similar struggles.
If you don’t follow the 12 Step philosophy, we’ll help you find connections to other recovery communities and individuals with similar beliefs that will fit best into your own personal recovery plan.
Recovery Community on Social Media
If you’re social media savvy, we invite you to ask your case manager to connect you with our alumni-only private Facebook page. You’ll be able to stay connected and current on upcoming events, and get enhanced communication and support from staff and other alumni.
Transitional Housing and Sober Living
Transitional housing and sober living environments are scientifically proven to drastically decrease the chance of relapse, and encourage sustainable recovery for life. The transitional recovery housing environment helps you to immerse yourself in your new, independent sober lifestyle, away from the immediate support of treatment counsellors but with supports close by and available when needed.
Annual alumni dinner
Annual alumni dinner to celebrate the recovery of alumni members and strengthen the connection with Aurora.