Topic: addiction

Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty: The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction

Johanna O'Flaherty

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

Getting the Christmas Treatment

Getting The Christmas Treatment

If you talk to folks who work in the admissions department at any major treatment centre, you may be told the same story: people don’t necessarily want to come to treatment during the Christmas season. But, then again, they often don’t want to come any time. There they are, often in a life and death Getting the Christmas Treatment

Favourite Holiday Songs

Favourite holiday songs

We polled staff and alumni for music selections for the holiday season, and we are creating a playlist to play at the centre this December 25th. We invite you to take part. Hop on YouTube or your preferred music streaming platform and get in the spirit! Feel free to send your own playlist suggestions to Favourite Holiday Songs

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week is in full swing, with today shining the spotlight on the effects of  COVID and substance use disorders. As COVID-19 dominates the newswires, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) reports that its inquiries during the pandemic have found “people who use substances report a loss of social connection COVID And Substance Use: National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week: What Is It?

National Addictions Awareness Week

The National Addictions Awareness Week media campaign is glitzy. It’s all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The organizers have posters, hashtags and a theme at the ready. They are explaining scientific terms and laying out the financial repercussions. The information is current and readily accessible. The academics get their fill of stats. But stats have no National Addictions Awareness Week: What Is It?

Dr Allen Berger Brings Inspiration to Aurora

dr allen berger

Dr. Allen Berger, international recovery authority welcomed by Aurora Recovery Centre. Have you spent time contemplating the nature of substance use disorders, either from a personal perspective of someone living with the illness, or as someone in relationship to a loved one impacted by addiction? Understanding the causes can be perplexing as we seek to Dr Allen Berger Brings Inspiration to Aurora

Finding Fitness Balance in a Lockdown

Finding balance in recovery

While the world is considering another lockdown, it is important to your recovery to find time to work on your personal fitness.  While we already know about the importance of finding balance in your life and recovery, in this issue, I’ll be talking about finding balance from a physical training perspective. Balance training includes exercises Finding Fitness Balance in a Lockdown