Addiction Treatment Newsletter April 2015

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Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment Centre
Issue #64 April 2015

“My name is Kurt A., and the Last Door saved my life. I am writing this as a testimonial to the amazing experience I had in the four months that I spent there. It is safe to say that I thought I would be the last person who would need to go to treatment a few short years ago. I tell people that I was the kid that when a police officer came to his school and said, “Don’t do drugs”, I said, “OK.” I have never had more than a beer’s worth of alcohol in my life, never tried any drugs, and not even had a puff on a cigarette. My addiction was video games. I have been playing games since I was about five years old, but it wasn’t until I was 17 and started experiencing severe depression that my hobby became a crutch to deal with my unbearable feelings.”

Please read more of Kurt’s incredible story of recovery from Video Game Addiction at Last Door.


Alumni Group, Family Group, Kids Zone and Dinner, join us in Red Deer Alberta this year on July 11th for our annual recovery celebration. Please contact Michelle in Alberta or call Last Door to order your tickets, Kids Free!

Last Door Recovery Centre is pleased to offer long term treatment to Alberta Residents. Thanks for staying clean and part of!


Families of Clients and Alumni, referral agents and supporters are invited to Last Door`s Annual Family Fun Day. Addiction has been part of a client’s family dynamics for far too long, having family fun in recovery changes everyone’s perspective while creating new memories.


BBQ sponsored by Save On Foods, kids zone, photo booth and live interactive entertainment for the kids on the main stage. July 4th at Queens Park 11 am to 4 pm


Every week Last Door powers up the air ways with Talk Recovery, a radio show about addiction and recovery issues. Expert Guests from across North America discuss the many paths to recovery with us on 100.5 fm in Vancouver.
Recent shows
  • Dr. William Hay Psychiatry and Addiction
  • Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed
  • How do you get sober in the 12 steps without god?
  • The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery

  • Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Day
  • CSAM Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference 2015
  • Issues of Substance

Clients are going to enjoy the bounty of organic vegetables as part of this year`s menu thanks to the beginnings of Last Door`s Horticultural Program at Keystone. Here`s a sneak peak……”at a Keystone Gothic”… a portrait of plants, shovels and laughter. Planting the first vegetable garden at Keystone is an effort on our part to produce more of our own food and involve the recovery community in building sustainability for the next generation. Our very own Executive Director David Pavlus, Counsellor/ Heavy Equipment Operator spent three weeks preparing the site, moving huge boulders and organic soil to create the planting space. Thank you David and everyone else who helped and supported this green project.

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recovery begins with a good meal

 



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