Proposed Manitoba Addictions Strategy: Aurora Responds

Winnipeg Free Press: Paul Melnuk responds to new provincial addictions and mental health recommendations

Aurora CEO Paul Melnuk speaks on the newly proposed addictions and mental health strategy for Manitoba:

“The report hit the right problems,” said Paul Melnuk, founder of the Aurora Recovery Centre in Winnipeg and a recovering alcoholic.

Melnuk had immediate access to treatment when family intervened to help him get sober in the United States. That quick care was crucial to following through, he said.

“I worked hard to get out of going, and I almost did it,” Melnuk said, chuckling. “There’s just a very short moment of time when somebody who needs help is willing to get help and will actually take help. This is a disease.”

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