Addiction Treatment Newsletter – Issue #71

ResearchUBC, Last Door and Westminster House working together

An innovative 5 year research project is taking form that involves generation of an outcomes report using potential assessments and measures that will be used in a research project evaluation of social model programming for addiction as offered at the Last Door and the Westminster House. The report will study the quality of life gained through long term abstinent based treatment and the effectiveness of contemporary relapse prevention methodology.   Stay tuned for a press release soon.


Addiction Recovery and Horticultural Therapy

Food Sustainability Project at Last Door’s Keystone Client Facility receives $5,000 grant from Vancity Community Partnership Program. The Keystone Food Sustainability Project will contribute to one of Vancity’s key goals to help develop a sustainable, local food system and in showcasing Last Door as a progressive organization that offers innovative programming.  Click here for more details


Alumni of the Month

Never in a million years would I have thought that my life would have gotten to a point of where it did.  My testimonial goes to show that no matter what background you come from, who you were in the past, what you did, what you used, or how you lived your life, that the feelings and the behaviours are all the same. Before coming to The Last Door I would rarely drink (sometimes as infrequently as once every 2-3 months) and had only ever used drugs three times in my life.  My addiction was playing video games, watching online video game streams, and Netflix. Click here for more details about recovery from video game addiction


GoFundMe Raises $35,000 in 60 days

The Connection Project is a community initiative to help raise funds to support Last Door’s Community Engagement Budget which includes large scale events like Family Day, Sports Day and the Clean Sober and Proud festival, as well as countless mini events like clients tickets to the movies, recovery dances, and recovery conventions. Connecting people is key to successful recovery, and Last Door has a unique recovery community where clients become long term friends and support each other in relapse prevention.  If you believe in connecting people is key to recovery.. Donate today, Campaign ends Saturday June 25th. www.gofundme.com/lastdoorrecovery


Please join us this Saturday

Korki the clown, Lolipop, magic show, face painting, kids zone, games, unity, photo booth, bbq, noon to 4 pm… this event is where families can create new memories… thank you to our gofundme donors, Sysco Foods, Tim’s Automotive, Sanghera Law Group, Vancouver Horse Back Trail Riding, Reel Steel Ltd, and Highland Mortgage Investment Corporation for your financial contribution to Family Fun Day.


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Recovery Day Proclamation from the Queen!

Addiction is one of society’s biggest issues, addiction affects us all, psychically, financially, spiritually and mentally… no more deaths, no more stigma, no more silence, no more shame, this is a movement, our voices need to be heard, too many young people are dying from addiction overdoes.  The message that WE DO RECOVER in the millions needs to be heard and not watered down, addiction to drugs and alcohol can be overcome.. UNmute your recovery story and help those still suffering see the WE DO RECOVER.


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Recent shows include:

Trauma and the 12 Steps, Psychedelic Harm Reduction for PTSD and Addiction, Addiction Treatment for older adults,  Sex Addiction Treatment, the book Addiction is addiction by the team at Health Upwardly Mobile, and many more.. www.talkrecoveryradio.com


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visit our online store today and purchase your Last Door recovery wear.  From Diamond breaking the chain rings to trucker hats, we got you covered in recovery.

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