Aurora Centre

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Aurora Centre

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4500 Oak Street

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British Columbia

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V6H 3N1

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604 875 2032

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604 875 2039

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Aurora Centre
Located in Vancouver at BC Womens Hospital amp Health Centre the Aurora Centre has been providing addiction treatment services to women for over thirty years

Aurora is the largest womensonly treatment facility in BC providing both residential and day treatment services with twentynine beds and space for ten people in the day treatment program We also conduct research on women and addictions and take a leadership role in promoting improved addiction services to women in BC

If you choose the Aurora Centre you can count on a treatment experience provided within an atmosphere of safety trust and respect Our programs are grounded in the belief that with the assistance of expert caring professionals and the mutual support of fellow participants women can and do recover from the harms associated with misuse of alcohol and other drugs We help women learn healthier ways of living how to increase their selfesteem and to discover the power within themselves to change their lives for the better

We know our treatment works Studies conducted three to six months posttreatment consistently show that over 90 per cent of former clients contacted report either complete abstinence or abstinence following a brief relapse As well our clients report improved physical and emotional health and improved relationships vocational status and spiritual awareness

We pride ourselves on providing the best in care to women who have substance use problems and strive to continually evaluate and improve our services based on what clients tell us works as well as what the latest research suggests as best practice

Mission amp Philosophy
The mission of the Aurora Centre is to improve the lives of women affected by substance use through treatment research training education and advocacy

Our approach to treatment is womencentred and based on the following beliefs

A welcoming safe supportive treatment environment helps women examine
their substance use the connections between their use and other issues in
their lives and the changes they wish to make to improve their lives

It is important to support changes in all aspects of womens health their
physical health their emotional health their relationships and vocational
situations and their spiritual awareness

It is important to create the opportunity for women to learn from and with
each other in the context of a therapeutic community

It is the right of women to be informed participants in their own health
care to have choices and control their own bodies

It is important to be responsive to the diverse needs of women with
substance use problems and within our programs to address all forms of
discrimination experienced by women

It is important to support the empowerment of women with substance use
problems and to work towards the achievement of equality for all women
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