Addiction Treatment Newsletter December 2019

Addiction Recovery Stories

Addiction Treatment Last Door Logo for the Holidays

Youth, Adult, & Family Addiction Treatment Program.

Thank you to the team of Clients and Alumni who set up Last Door’s annual outdoor Christmas light show is bringing smiles to all the #NewWestRecovery neighbourhood.  Thank you Dustin and Brendan our team leads.


Last Door Welcomes New Executive Director

Addiction Treatment Last Door New Executive Director

My recent appointment as Executive Director of Last Door Recovery Centre is an opportunity and a privilege that I have not taken lightly. During my tenure at Last Door I developed an appreciation and understanding of the complexity of this organization and the lives that depend upon strong, good leadership. My predecessor and mentor David Pavlus instilled in me the value of continuing engagement with client’s and families, the importance of making time for a coffee and a conversation, knowing peoples’ their names and their stories and of always being approachable and available to staff and stakeholders.

Click here to read more about Jared’s new role at Last Door


Hockey Helps the Homeless

Hockey Helps the homeless Addiction Treatment Last Door

Thank you Hockey Helps the Homeless for supporting Last Door’s Youth Addiction Treatment Program.

Funding will be used to help cover the costs of addiction treatment in the Last Door Youth Program which provides an addiction treatment system for male youth ages 13 – 18. This will directly help youth alleviate the costs of treatment until they are able to access a government funded bed.

A thank you also to Linda Lane Devlin and all the volunteers who helped with the fundraising tournament that took place on November 29, 2019.

Click here for more details on how you can support Hockey Helps the Homeless


Over 80,000 views of David’s Talk

addiction recovery support videos David's Talk

David Pavlus, former Executive Director and Founder of Last Door Recovery Society is sharing is 35 years of addiction treatment experience with you.  David recently celebrated 36 years in recovery and has created a series of talks beign released in short 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hear his series on addiction treatment and recovery through his lens.

Three of his Talks have been released on social media in the past few weeks and have had over 80,000 views, the rest of the episodes will be released in the coming weeks.

Talk #1 Stigma Addiction Dignity

Talk #2 Early Recovery

Talk #3 Addiction in the Family


Alumni of the Month

Addiction treatment last door alumni of the month

“I always felt different and alone. I had feelings of hopelessness, at time’s questioning the desire to live. Knowing I was hurting those I loved creating self loathing. I was spiritually broken and my life had become completely unmanageable.”

Click here to read more of Terry’s Alumni of the Month Story.


Last Door Keystone Family Enhancement Program Outcomes

Dealing with addiction in your family? Last Door offers Four Day Inpatient Family Retreat with expert addiction recovery facilitators.  Be inspired and heal with a dynamic team of addiction counselors with over eighty years of combined experience.

Click here to review WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about our Family Enhancement Program

Click here for more information on Addiction Recovery in The Family


Talk Recovery Radio

Talk Recovery Addiction Recovery Radio Show

Last Door Produces a weekly radio show live every Thursday with thousands of listeners. Talk Recovery Radio is powered by #NewWestRecovery.

Now in its 6th Season, listen to past Talk Recovery Radio Shows at

The are many ways you can listen to Talk Recovery Radio.

If you would like to be on the show, please email

Recent Shows


South Korea Delegation Visits Last Door

Officials from South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare visits Last Door today. A delegation of the National Tobacco Control Centre learns about Last Door’s Nicotine Free Addiction Treatment Program, peer support, social model programming, and Recovery Capital.

The Ministry of health ……fill in on Thursday

Click here to learn more about Last Door’s Smoking Cessation Program, that improves addiction treatment outcomes.


Call for Abstracts OPENs in January 2020

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

The 4th Annual Recovery Capital Conference Advisory Committee is pleased to announce Abstract Submission will be OPEN in January of 2020 with a full schedule of conferences with 2020 dates

To balance the program and deliver on a range of key global addiction recovery issues, the RCC Committee is seeking abstracts under the themes/sub-themes of Building Recovery Capital to overcome addiction.  Let’s build on our strengths to overcome addiction by building Recovery Capital in people, healthcare, communities, workplaces and families.

Thank you to everyone who attended in 2019.

Click here to learn more about the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada.


Keystone Gardens

Farm To Table addiction treatment menu

Over $25,000  worth of produce grown.  Last Door has over 10,000 square feet of organic gardens, fruit orchards and greenhouse space. These gardens provide a farm to table sustainable menu for Last Door Client Meals.

Click here for more details on Horticultural Therapy and Last Door’s Sustainable Menu Planning


Music Therapy at Last Door

addiction treatment and music therapy

Music Therapy provides multiple healing benefits for people in the addiction treatment process. Recovery is often more receptive with artistic therapies.

Click here to learn more about Last Door’s Music Therapy Program and other Resources 


Stay Up To Date With All our Blogs

Last Door recovery alumni and addiction recovery stories

Last Door shares addiction recovery stories through blog writing, alumni of the month stories, and our weekly radio show Talk Recovery. Overcoming addiction through sharing our experience, strength, hope and media.  Share the wisdom.

Click on Last Door Resources for articles on Last Door Alumni Groups, Family Groups, Media Addiction Group, and more

Click on Last Door Blogs for addiction and recovery blogs


Stay tuned for our 2020 Events Schedule

  • Family Fun Day
  • Clean Sober and Proud
  • Ride out for Recovery
  • Recovery Capital Conference
  • Recovery Day BC
  • Recovery Month Canada

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Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings

If you wish to make a donation to our Christmas Wishlist for gifts towards our clients.

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