Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Aurora Recovery Centre is that addiction is a treatable illness. Currently described as a neurobiological brain disorder, one of the primary characteristics of this illness is the continued abuse of substances or engagement in behaviours, despite negative consequences.

The medical, psychological and social harm experienced by the individual with the illness is extended to their family, friends and often to their workplace and co-workers.

At Aurora Recovery Centre we recognize that this widespread illness is highly treatable. With expert care and a commitment to treating the whole person, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health can be expected.

We recognize that a period of intense, medical and professional care will provide immediate relief, however in order to achieve sustained recovery, a recovery management system must be in place.

Evidence shows that the best results are achieved when all of those affected by the individual’s illness are part of the recovery management system. Family members, extended family and representation from the workplace or a supporting organization make a vital contribution to building a robust foundation of recovery.

Beginning at Aurora, effective case management continues in partnership with other professionals and community participants. This ensures that the level of care provided is informed by the level of risk seen in the individual. Recovery is not a straight line and adjusting the level of care is a common need.

Our New Dawn Family Program and Workshops For Professionals, support the recovery management system, by educating, empowering and providing solace.

Sustainable recovery requires an integrative approach.

By including family members in our treatment program we increase the likelihood of positive outcomes. By engaging and educating employers we contribute to healthier work environments. Our integrative system of recovery educates and empowers the person with addiction and their families and employers. Ultimately, the individual will be capable of managing their own recovery from this illness, using the appropriate supports.

We provide comprehensive evaluations, detoxification when required, and recovery in a safe, secure setting. We bring compassion and understanding to the treatment process supporting our members into recovery with respect and dignity.

Addiction is a treatable illness. With quality expertise and compassionate, respectful healthcare, anyone can Recover For Life.