Addiction Treatment News December 2014

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Last Door Recovery Society Addiction Treatment top stories for December

Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment Centre
Issue #61 December 2014
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Last Door, we hope you had a great year and wish you the best for 2015. Here are 3 ways to give to support our programs.

Your Support for the following projects will help build our programs.

  1. Ugly Sweater Challenge
  2. Amazon Gift Wish List
  3. Donate Online
  4. Purchase “A Bakers Dozen”

The Ugly Sweater Challenge is sweeping across Social Media with ugly sweater selfies, followed by $20 donations to Last Door’s Youth Program.. Don’t own an Ugly Sweater, visit our Santa Amazon Wish List and make a purchase or donate online.

Order a copy of “A Bakers Dozen” by visiting Last Door or picking up a copy at Visions 28 — 6th Street in New Westminster or email, makes a great stocking stuffer.

Did you see our new TV Commercial?

Thank you CTV for being part of Last Door’s 2014 Community Development Strategy. Over 1,000,000 people saw our message that recovery is possible.

Enough is Enough

The media reported research into pot as potentially the latest in PTSD treatment. We think it’s not. In an article in The Vancouver Sun “Pot” was promoted as potentially an “innovative” treatment option for veterans and soldiers suffering from PTSD, here’s what Last Door thinks about this.

Thinking back on my life I realize that from an early age I tried hard to feel accepted from my peers but never really felt like I was. I was always drawn to dangerous things and to people who were negative influences on me. I grew up in home where my parents supported me no matter what and gave me everything I could ever ask for and grew up in a nice area. Went to church with my parents every Sunday and participated in sports and activities on the weekend. Yet I still chose to draw completely away from that into this negative lifestyle that seemed so glamorous at the time. The first time I ever tried drugs was at the age of 11 and I don’t think I will never forget that moment all my worries just seemed to wash away. To read more click the above link

Parents Group and Alumni Group have enjoyed time spent at Last Door’s Keystone Family Program Facility. Clients have taking advantage of the relaxing environment to work on their written exercises and some have used Keystone to build new memories with their families. More and more supporters each week have signed up for Keystone’s Coffee and a Conversation Fundraiser….. call us at 604-525-9771 to arrange your monthly contribution.

We’ve signed up for SEASON 3…. Join Giuseppe, Darren and Frances every Thursday between noon and 1 pm for Talk Recovery, a radio show about addiction and recovery issues, on 100.5 fm in Vancouver or stream from the internet. powered by Last Door.
Replay Past Shows:
  • Author of Sobriety: A Graphic Novel, how a picture book helps people
  • Food Addiction and Being in Recovery
  • Being healthy in Recovery, not just clean and sober
  • Cravings and Addiction with Dr. Omar Mangewala
  • Replay all past shows here –

PTSD and Addiction Treatment Program

Our NTST Program was launched at the Trauma and Addictions Conference this past month in Calgary, the addiction professional community was impressed with our continued innovations. To make a referral, please contact us at 1-888-525-9771 or download our brochure here for more details.

Please read some of new supporting articles:

Did you Know?

The Top 10 Drugs by PharmaCare Reimbursement Dollars 2013/2014

Generic Name Typical Usage PharmaCare Reimbursement
INFLIXIMAB Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Sponydylitis, Crohn’s disease, Psoriasis $50.85 million
ADALIMUMAB Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis $35.61 million
METHADONE Opioid addiction / Pain $26.41 million
ETANERCEPT Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, psoriasis $23.29 million
ATORVASTATIN High cholesterol $20.11 million
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE Schizophrenia, psychosis $19.08 million
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE Depression, anxiety $15.46 million
RAMIPRIL High blood pressure $15.29 million
GABABENTIN Epilepsy $14.55 million
SALMETEROL / F LUTICASONE Chronic obstructice pulmonary disease, asthma $14.44 million

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