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Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment Centre
Issue #62 January 2015

Treatment’s clinical benefits 12 easy steps

  • What makes Last Door tick?
  • What happens in treatment?
  • Why does Last Door recommend a minimum of 90 days?

Click the title to review the clinical benefits of Last Door’s written exercises. Last Door create these exercises over 30 years again and adapted them through time to improve the recovery experience for clients and their families.

Talk Recovery Radio

“It takes a family” looks at what the families role is in the recovery and addiction process, our most recent radio interview was with nationally recognized addiction counselor, author and interventionist Debra Jay, as seen on Oprah and Dr. Oz, listen to last weeks show here

Talk Recovery is powered by Last Door and airs weekly on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm on 100.5 fm in Vancouver. Carrying the message of recovery!
Next week’s show features the topic “Beyond Addiction- the Yoga Path to Recovery” with Sat Sharam Kaur.

Benefits of Brain Scans in PTSD Treatment Program


Last Door’s innovative NeuroTrophic Stimulation Therapy [NTST] Program offers treatment for clients with PTSD and Addictions.

Evoked Potential Brain Scans, purpose is to a) show damaged or dysfunctional areas of the brain, which needs stimulation to promote neuroplasticity and b) measure the neuropsyhological longitudinal changes that occur within the brain and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) from baseline to conclusion of the NTST program as a measurable effect.

  • EEG – Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain.
  • ERP – An event-related potential (ERP) is the measured brain response that is the direct result of a specific sensory, cognitive, or motor event. More formally, it is any stereotyped electrophysiological response to a stimulus. The study of the brain in this way provides a non-invasive means of evaluating brain functioning in patients with cognitive diseases.
  • EEG Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used as feedback to teach self-regulation of brain function. Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback, is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity-most commonly electroencephalography (EEG), to teach self-regulation of brain function. Typically, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.
  • Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the variation in the beat-to-beat interval
To book an assessment to see if you or your client is eligible for Last Door’s PTSD and Addiction Treatment Program please call 1-888-525-9771.

NTST is an ideal treatment program for Canadian soldiers who fought in the Cold War years, Korean War, Gulf War, Yugoslav wars, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, Libyan Civil War, and humanitarian soldier in wars like the Somali Civil war. Paramedics, retired police officers, and other people suffering from PTSD specific to a stressful experience will benefit from this new innovative program.

I had every advantage a kid could hope for growing up: a large loving family, lots of friends, sports, camping and travelling. I didn’t feel different; I fit in. I excelled at most things I did and enjoyed being a kid. When I went to high school this continued. I made new friends, played on sports teams and made the honour role. I started experimenting with drugs and I loved the way they made me feel.

Read more about Kelly’s story and his 16 years of relapse

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Wrestling with the Elephant in the Room Conference.

Leaders from all over western Canada will be gathering at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna to focus on the issue of substance use and impairment in the workplace. Join us for this important and dynamic occupational health and safety event March 10-12th and help build better workplaces that are SAFE and productive!

  • March 10, 11 & 12, 2015
  • Save $150 with Early Bird Rates in effect until January 31, 2015
  • 3 Days of Networking and Learning $655 Members / $705 Non-Members
  • All Conference Delegates and Training Day Participants receive Certificates of Education Hours.

Bob Schindelka, Last Door alumnus, has died after a three-year wrestle with cancer. Bob was 64 and died January 18th with 14 years’ clean. Please join us at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2 PM at Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested gifts in his memory to or, two complementary cancer care organizations.


Call us at 604-525-9771 to arrange your monthly contribution, help support the growth of Last Door’s Family Program and Client Services.

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