Treatment Process

Aurora Recovery Centre’s (ARC) treatment process consists of a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover. These pillars guide the process in which we heal our members’ minds, bodies and spirits, reconnect them with their true selves and their community, and provide them with the tools they need to recover for life.

Our treatments are holistic and evidence-based through psychological and spiritual principles and practices. We base our treatments on the Twelve Steps philosophy, but understand that some people may want an alternative approach, so we adjust their plan to incorporate a different option.

We base our treatments for mental health disorders on the most advanced medical, psychological and therapeutic protocols. We also conduct a number of adjunctive therapies that support the overall treatment plan of helping our members heal and connect with others in the recovery community.

ARC’s Treatment Process


Detox & Assessment:  Healing at ARC begins with a safe 24/7 medical detox. While a member is in detox we complete addiction, clinical and psychiatric assessments to provide a foundation for their personalized treatment plan with specific goals.
Personalized Treatment: Our expert clinicians ensure our group, individual and adjunctive therapeutic programming is professional, effective and fits with the specific needs of each member. We assign two counsellors, one addiction focused and one clinical to each member. The counsellors may refer members for more advanced therapy and/or psychiatric consult.


Group Programming: Connection to others in recovery is critical. Members build new healthy relationships within ARC to prepare them for recovery for life. To achieve a strong connection for our members to live in the recovery community, we conduct peer-to-peer group therapies, 12-step meetings, adjunctive therapies and structured activities .
Family Program:  Family engagement plays a key role in the member’s recovery for life. Throughout the treatment process, members and their loved ones learn to overcome the challenges of addiction, set healthy boundaries, rebuild relationships, and integrate the family into the member’s personalized recovery plan. Our weekly Family Group and Intensive Family Program prepare loved ones for their own recovery for life.


Back to Work: When a member leaves treatment, ARC continues to assess and monitor that member and their reintegration into relationships at work, home, and social circles. These transitions can be difficult and ARC’s staff are always available for consultation.
Continuing Care:

Every member prepares a comprehensive, evidence-based recovery plan before leaving  ARC. By applying what they learned in treatment, receiving ongoing support from ARC’s staff, participating in continuing care programs, and following the actions established in their continuing recovery plan, alumni members have the tools to maintain their recovery for life.

Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.

Our modern world-class facilities are located on the serene western shore of Lake Winnipeg, accompanied by miles of wooded trails and breathtaking sunrises, with amenities that support healing.

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.