Addiction Treatment News and Information August 2016 Issue #73

Alumni of the month

IMG_0283Before I arrived at The Door my life was in shambles. I was going nowhere fast and it was continuously getting worse. I was fifteen years old and I was already dying. I was dropping out of high school, being kicked out of my house, losing friends, losing my mind, and losing myself. I didn’t feel a connection with anyone, not my family, not my friends, not even myself. The best way to sum up how I felt in my addiction is to say that I never smiled. It had been that way for most of my life. I didn’t like to smile because I was not happy. I was stuck in a depressed state and I used drugs to try and escape, but it was only made worse. As my life fell apart, my parents scrambled to find a solution. They experienced the powerlessness more severely than I did in my sedated state. Eventually they came upon The Last Door, and they got me a bed.  To read more click here 

NEW 4 day Family Retreat Program for families dealing with addiction 

addict in the family

Last Door launches NEW FAMILY PROGRAM at its new Keystone Facility.

The Keystone Family Enhancement Program is a four day, focused therapy and education retreat that takes place at our 40 acre rural retreat property in Mission, BC.  80 plus years of recovery experience will facilitate group sessions. The amenities include a heated pool, sauna, billiards, media room, gardens and exceptional accommodations and meals in a peaceful rural setting.  The program has space for up to ten participants. Recovery Planning: You will be guided through a process of developing a Recovery Enhancement Action Plan.  “REAP”.  Click here for more details. 

Recovery Day BC festival, becoming largest ever in Canada

Recovery Day BCWellness Centre includes 11 expert speakers doing Ted Talk Style Speakers, Kids Zone, Sharing Circle, Memorial Candle, over 50 Service Providers and a Main Stage with the bands, Warless, R&B All Stars, and Biff Naked,

Join us on September 10th from 2 pm to 6 pm, to make history.   We Do Recover


Pride Parade Recovery Float

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The 2016 Clean Sober and Proud float and Untoxicated Street festival was described as “WOW” this year.  Many people saying it was the best float in the parade and the best street party of Pride Weekend,  yes the sober people were the talk of the town for Pride 2016.

The float and the Untoxicated event is supported by over 100 volunteers, alumni, donors, friends, and the community at large, thank you to all who helped a newcomer stay clean during the 2016 Pride Season.

Last Door partners with Vancouver Pride each year to successfully host a substance free zone during Pride.

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Ride out for Recovery

5Last Door is pleased to announce its first Motorcycle Ride for Recovery.   Meet up at 8 am at New Westminster City Hall, ride details will end up in Harrison Lake at Black Forest Restaurant for lunch. Ride Out 4 Recovery raises awareness for recovery while raising money for Last Door’s Youth Program, see you on September 25th.

Registration and Waiver 2016


Alberta Alumni Day

FB_AlbertaAlumniDayEvery year Last Door hosts an annual Alumni Day in Alberta for our clients who cross the provincial border for treatment at Last Door.   The  annual event includes group and dinner.  

To RSVP please email 


Sports Day for Clients of Last Door and Westminster House makes the newspaper

addicts having fun“You pretty much have to forget about using when you have somebody in a bubble chasing you.” – See more at:

Having a ball: The Last Door Recovery Society’s annual sports day in Moody Park featured challenging activities like ancient war games, human foosball and a Tough Mudder styled obstacle course. Here, men and women compete in bubble ball, which one participant described as being like an aggressive type of soccer – while clad in a bubble.

Talk Recovery Radio

Talk recovery addiction recovery radio showHave you heard our Last Door’s weekly radio show?

Every Thursday on 100.5 fm, Listen to past shows on our sound cloud.

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