November Newsletter 2020

addiction treatment and drug and alcohol rehab

Youth, Adult, & Family Addiction Treatment Program

Thank you for reading our newsletter, keeping you informed of the latest addiction recovery news.


Alumni of the  Month

addiction treatment and drug and alcohol rehab

I started smoking weed at the age of 13 and I was selling drugs before I could drive. I went to school to be an automotive collision repairman and then switched into operating heavy equipment. I never used hard drugs until I was in my early 20s and I slowly got worse and worse in my addiction.

Read more of Justin’s addiction recovery story by clicking here


Annual General Meeting

recovery from addiction meeting

Last Door Recovery Society Annual General Meeting took place on Friday, November 6 as a hybrid meeting.  Members voted on several agenda items while getting be reminding of our primary purpose, to help individuals and their families recover from addiction.  Founder David Pavlus inspired all that attended with his words as he retires, and welcomed Jared Nilsson as the New Executive Director.

Learn more about Last Door and past reports here

#StopAddiction Campaign

Pattison Signs made a considerable contribution to allow 50 Billboards to be placed around Metro Vancouver to remind people recovery from addiction is possible, and we must do more than just stopping overdoses.

To learn more on how the Last Door stops addiction visit here 


Last Door Addiction Recovery Medical Team  

The Last Door welcomes our new extended team to help our clients overcome addiction.  To view a full list of our team of counsellors and support workers, visit Our Team’s page

Online Continuing Education

Last Door is offering online education for counsellors to obtain continuing education credits for certification.  The Last Door believes in investing in education to improve mental health addiction healthcare in Canada.

online courses for addiction and mental health professionals



My Recovery Plan

The Last Door launches its latest Social Enterprise – Free Online and Health Care Electronic Health Care Software to measure Recovery Capital and Manage Recovery Plans for people with Addiction.

More details at 

Book a demo today.


The above graph displays an aggregate report on how My Recovery Plan is increasing recovery capital and decreasing the unmet needs of people with Substance Use Disorder.

Be part of this innovative and revolutionary way to work with people with addiction.

From the inception of the conference, our goal has been to create a Recovery Capital Toolkit, so Canadians can assess their recovery capital, and bring recovery management at the forefront of an overdose response plan

This tool kit became a website, with a subscription-based service as well as a free online form to measure Recovery Capital

Initiatives to reduce addiction harms are oriented towards harm reduction in Canada.  We’re improving that with interventions oriented towards improving strengths – analogous to a Recovery Capital approach.

Learn more –

… please ask your doctor, therapist and counsellor, for a recovery capital assessment today, build on your strengths to overcome addiction.

Recovery Capital Conference

We had planned a cross Canada tour again, but with COVID-19 we were forced to reimagine and produce a virtual conference.

The Results of our Virtual Conference

  • 1,500 registered attendees
  • 4,000 conversations in the community forum and chat rooms
  • To date over 7,500 health care professionals have attended the Recovery Capital Conference over the past 4 years.
  • Thank You

Replay one of the Conference’s most-watched session.

Thank you to all our Conference Partners

Addiction Recovery Listings

The Last Door launches Addiction Recovery Directory to help people recover from addiction across Canada.

For more details or to list your service visit here


Better APP

Coming soon to the app store.
To further assist our clients and people in the global recovery community, the Last Door is launching Better
  • Overdose Prevention Tool
  • Peer to Peer Support Tool
  • Thousands of Motivational Speaker Tapes
  • Recovery Capital Assessment Tool
  • Leader Board Games
  • Group Chat
  • Recovery News Feed
  • Personal Growth Exercises
  • Ask For Help
  • Mutual Support Group Meeting Directory
  • Stream your homegroup live
  • details here
Better App is replacing Unity APP in 2021, thanks to everyone who supported that project, Better uses new and improved technology.

Talk Recovery Radio

Hundreds of Guests, thousands of listeners over 7 Years, The Last Door produces a weekly radio show having conversations about the many pathways to addiction recovery with experts around the world.

To end stigma, we must continue to talk about recovery.  Each week addiction recovery experts from around the world join us for an hour.   Talk Recovery is in its 7th Season, thank you to all our weekly listeners and guests.

Show ideas? email

Talk Recovery airs live every Thursday at noon on 100.5 FM, Vancouver Coop Radio.


Listen to all our past shows here

Recovery Day BC

Over 55,000 people viewed the reimagined Recovery Day BC Festival.  The Last Door was a proud and vital co-organizer of Recovery Day.  During our dual pandemics, overdoses and COVID-19, we must keep recovery at the forefront, never giving up hope.

To replay the Recovery Day BC Show, click here 

a festival to celebrate recovery from addiction

Rediscover the Last Door with our new Executive Director

Jared Nilsson shares what’s new at Last Door.  When is the right time to consider residential addiction treatment? Is alcohol or other drugs negatively affecting your family relationships, work, school, finances and social activities? If they might be, call us today for a free consultation. Some people are sent to treatment by their employers, family demands, and some by their own request for help.

One common myth is that a person needs to “hit rock bottom” before accepting treatment. Our addiction specialists can work with you to develop a plan that could include residential treatment, a short Intro to Recovery, or meeting with a Recovery Coach who can help guide you to a better quality of life.

Last Door’s treatment center provides services for alcohol rehab, drug addiction treatment, and gaming addiction. Our Family Programs help the whole family recover from the harms of addiction. Returning to school, returning to work, or needing to start all over, Last Door’s rehab programs can help you achieve your goals. It’s always the right time to start the journey.


Run for A Cause

Thomas and Joe are running a marathon to help raise money for addiction treatment.

Please help by liking and sharing this video, and the fundraiser link below!

$3,075 of their $5,000 goal reached so far.  Click here 


Keystone Gardens

Thousands of acres of organic farming takes place at Last Door Keystone Facility, providing Farm To Table meal options for Last Door Clients.  Thank you to all our volunteers and staff who participate in this project.

Keystone Family Enhancement Program

Dealing with addiction in your family?
Four Day Family Addiction Treatment Retreat With Expert Facilitators

Be inspired and heal with a dynamic team of addiction counsellors with over eighty years of combined experience.  Last Door’s Recovery Society and Interventions on Demand combined experience and expertise can help your family overcome the harms of addiction in the family.

Last Door Recovery Projects

Thank you for reading our Newsletter and keeping informed.

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