Process Addictions

Compulsive gambling or gambling addiction is an impulse disorder. A person with a gambling addiction may be aware of the consequences of their actions, but continue to gamble anyway. Gambling can be further categorized as a compulsive or pathological disorder. Gambling can stimulate the human brain’s reward system in the same way that drugs or alcohol can and can quickly lead to addictive behaviours. People with existing mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of developing a gambling addiction. Read more.

Sexual addiction is a behavioural disorder in which a person becomes excessively preoccupied with sexual thoughts or actions. A person exhibiting compulsive sexual behaviours may have affairs with strangers, view pornography, masturbate frequently, and engage in sex chat rooms or phone lines. The person may do all of these things in excess, leading to impaired relationships and decreased quality of life.Also known as hyper-sexuality, compulsive sexual behaviour or sexual dependency, a sex addiction has the ability to interfere with a person’s health, career, and relationships. Read more.


Eating disorders fall into three main conditions, which are all characteristically distinct: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Without treatment, eating disorders can lead to bone thinning, anemia, low blood pressure, organ failure, brain damage, and infertility. Symptoms of eating disorders can also be fatal if left untreated.  Fortunately, an eating disorder is an absolutely treatable form of mental illness. Read more.


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Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.

From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.

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