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Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment Centre
Top 10 Stories of the Month Issue #59 August 2014
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Free Webinar Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 10 am to 12 pm, earn two CEU Hours, hosted by the BC Council on Substance Abuse, Health Upwardly Mobile and Last Door. Addiction in the Workplace is a safety issue, is your Workplace addiction ready? Do you know what to do when an employee is addicted? a few seats are still available, CACCF Continuing Education hours available to participants. Call 604-525-9771 to reserve your seat or email

5th Edition of Clean Sober and Proud was a wonderful success featuring a gold castle recovery float and a recovery dance called “Untoxicated” in partnership with several other partners. Watch a short video showcasing all the volunteers and participants who let Vancouver know that recovery is not just possible, but fun to 100’s of thousands of people. Special
thanks to Three Bridges, VAMP, Together We Can, Westminster House, Vancouver Pride Society, Health Initiative for Men, Two Mice Photography, Celebrate
Sobriety, ShowMax Events and SBR Cartel.

One of BC’s largest Recovery Invitational Slo Pitch Tournaments celebrates 15 years. Last Door Recovery Society has been presenting its Annual Door Slam Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament in New Westminster, BC since 1999. The weekend attracts 1,000’s of recovering addicts and alcoholics to ball fields in and around New Westminster with Moody Park being the main venue featuring registration, food, music and a kid’s zone. Door Slam is another means for Last Door to demonstrate its belief in good citizenship by making community contributions, increasing community awareness and fostering goodwill. The Recovery Community at large, families, alumni, supporters and friends of Last Door are all welcome!

4) Alumni of the Month – Stu

Hi, My name is Stu and I’m an addict.

My story begins in North Vancouver where I grew up in a loving home. I had the most amazing parents who would do anything in their power to help me, and I was their youngest out of three siblings. There was my sister who was extremely smart, my brother who was a sports superstar and then there was me. I never felt like I fit in anywhere, whether that was at home or at school. I would look around at the other kids in class and feel different. I always felt like I wasn’t good enough and I never understood why I wasn’t like the other kids. I never understood why I wasn’t happy like them or why I felt the way I did. I learned at a really young age if I use drugs I didn’t have to think or feel the way I did……… to read more click on Stu’s story


5) Learn how to be an interventionist

Can Am Interventions and Successful Interventions…

Offering a Comprehensive Intervention Practical Skills and Training workshop in Vancouver, BC, Canada on: October, 24, 25, 26 2014 – (27 (PCB – CE ) and 6 hours of supervision can be applied toward your Certified Intervention Professional (C.I.P.) credential from the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

Parents Group and Alumni Group have enjoyed time spent at Last Door’s Keystone Family Program Facility. Clients are taking advantage of the relaxing environment to work on their written exercises and some clients have built new memories with their families. More and more supporters each week have signed up for Keystone’s Coffee and a Conversation Fundraiser….. our goal is to obtain 100 donors donating $100 a month to support Last Door’s Keystone Family Addiction Treatment Program. Call us at 604-525-9771 to arrange your monthly contribution.

Join co-hosts 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 or stream from the web live.

This week’s show is about Sex Addiction, with Therapist Suzie Le Brocq from

Replay past shows:

  • Marijuana Matters with Dr. Hajela
  • Eating Disorders and Addiction
  • Comedy and Addiction
  • From Grief to Action, Parents need help too!
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction
  • 20 years of Edgewood Addiction Treatment Centre
  • Dr. Perry Kendall Gambling in BC – Social Impact of Gambling Addiction
  • Almost Addicted? what do you do if you’re not an addict but cant stop using

8) Senior Counsellor Westphalia’s it across North America

Nick Ringma is enjoying a summer off and is writing a blog of his journey for our enjoyment. A Baker’s Dozen – Glimpses of Hope and Rays of Light For the Road … This website is about a book, about a journey, about an adventure, and about perspective on recovery. You may want to follow the blog, read about the book, or see other articles. Hard Copies of A Baker’s Dozen were released at Last Door’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner back in May, proceeds of the book are donated to Last Door, order your book today and have a read of Nick’s amazing blog.

9) Recovery Day Canada

People in recovery from addiction and those who support them can gather in Vancouver on September 13th 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Pavillion from noon to 3 pm to celebrate the gifts of recovery and make a statement across the country that RECOVERY WORKS!

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