April 2019 Newsletter

Addiction Recovery Stories

April 2019 – Last Door Recovery Society eNews

A Mother’s Story, her son wouldn’t stop playing video games.

a sons story of video game addiction

I am writing this as the mom of a “Door Boy” who arrived at the Last Door in February of 2014. My son, Kurt (25 at the time), voluntarily entered the Last Door program after struggling with depression and anxiety, which were spiraling out of control because of severe video game and media addiction.

The dopamine pushes Kurt got through video games and media lit up his brain and sent him into the cascade you all know so well … gotta game and then gotta game more or abject anxiety, sadness and rage ensues.

To read more please visit a Mom’s story of her son’s video game addiction.

ALUMNI OF THE MONTH – Addicted to Video Games?  

addicted to video games

My name is Kurt and I walked through Last Door Recovery Society on February 11th, 2014. I came to you in desperation, physically, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt. I had been living in my parents’ basement using every day, suicidal and totally incapable of living my life.

I tried everything even electro-convulsive or shock therapy.  My addiction was Video Games.

To read more please visit Overcoming Video Game Addiction

Self Care Act for Youth who Overdose, will it help?

Youth addiction treatment

Liberal Mental Health and Addictions Critic Jane Thornthwaite reintroduced the Safe Care Act to the Legislature for the second time.

Will implementing the Safe Care Act reduce the frequency of youth overdose incidents?

To read more please visit Youth Addiction Treatment – Self Care Act

Horticultural Therapy to overcome Addictions

Did you know Last Door grows its own vegetables?

Last Door provides Horticultural Therapy for its clients to overcome their addiction.

To read more please visit Sustainable Menu

Last Door Keystone Family Enhancement Program

Dealing with addiction in your family?
Limited Space Available, Next Dates are April 26, 27, 28, 29th.

Four Day Family Program Retreat With Expert Facilitators

Be inspired and heal with a dynamic team of addiction counselors with over eighty years of combined experience. We can help your family overcome the harms of addiction in the family.

For more information visit Addiction Recovery in The Family


Upcoming Events hosted by Last Door Recovery Centre

May 25th 2019 – Last Door 35th Anniversary Celebration  – ONLY 80 TICKETS LEFT

June 23rd 2019 – Ride out for Recovery

July 13th 2019 – Family Fun Day

August 4th – Clean Sober Proud and the Untoxicated Festival during Pride Day

September 2019 – Recovery Capital Conference New Westminster, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Halifax

September 2019 – JUST SAY KNOW tour


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