As we shift from summer to fall, we move from Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 straight into September, Addiction Awareness Month. No matter what the calendar says, overdose is as as important this month as it was yesterday. Around the globe, in the middle of another deadly health crisis, moms, dads, sisters and brothers, … The Pain Of Overdose: Addiction Awareness Month
Recovery Capital Conference Q&A Aurora is one of the sponsors of this year’s Recovery Capital Conference, to be held September 4, 2020. While in years past, the event has taken place at venues around the country, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it will take the form of a virtual webinar. We wondered how … Recovery Capital Conference Q&A
Recovery Capital Conference: A Personal Connection in Recovery As we wrote in a previous post, the annual Recovery Capital Conference isn’t just for professionals. You don’t have to be in the treatment and recovery industry to get benefits from attending the Recovery Capital Conference. This personal viewpoint from Tina Lussier shows that education and inspiration … Recovery Capital Conference: A Personal Connection in Recovery
The crisis of Covid-19 is not the only crisis facing our nation. Across the country, from Halifax to Victoria, overdoses are killing thousands of Canadians who were unable to break the cycle of addiction. The staff of Aurora Recovery Centre are doing their best to flatten that curve, too. Aurora Recovery Centre is one of … Recovery Capital: Evidence For Addiction Treatment
Recovery Capital Conference: Not Just For Professionals Our counsellors will be there. So will up-and-coming psychology students, media, and treatment centre staffers. Aurora will be there too, as sponsors. It is the annual Recovery Capital Conference set for September 4, 2020, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Winnipeg time. Yes, COVID-19 or not, it is … Recovery Capital Conference: Not Just For Professionals
Anyone suffering from addiction knows that a key component of this struggle is the need to feed the cravings or “scratch the itch.” Compulsion is a factor that drives the behaviour, making it easy to justify just one more fix. In the beginning, the use of an addictive substance isn’t driven by compulsion. But, the … Compulsion: Addiction’s Right-Hand Man
In the same way, addiction can be driven by the environment and a person’s choices, with the undeniable fact that biological factors can contribute to the development of an addiction. Most industry professionals will agree that addiction runs in families, which means that genetics seem to play a role in the development of this disease. Changes … Is Addiction Really a Disease?