March Newsletter 2017

Last Door – E News Issue #76

Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment since 1984


Alumni of the Month

My names Connor, and I am a proud Alumni of Last Door.  I showed up on the steps of the Last Door in February 2015, broken, scared, and absolutely defeated by the last few years of addiction. I was 23, from a good home, people who supported me, and blessed with every opportunity in the world to succeed, but no matter what I had tried I could not stop using. My Family had been trying to encourage me to consider treatment for a while, but I insisted on doing it alone.  To read more about Connor 


Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities
September 7th and 8th, 2017

A fundamental shift is occurring in the way we manage addiction, and the Recovery advocacy movement is making itself heard in Canada.  This movement is alerting governments and policy makers of the millions of people, once suffering silently from addiction, who are now living healthy, drug-free and engaged lives.  Register today!


Leave your Mark

INSPIRE A NEW GUY and LEAVE YOUR MARK engraved on our recovery wall. Everyday new guys are checking into Last Door, this wall will be the first thing they see while they wait for an intake worker. Leave a permanent message of experience, strength and hope for the new guys, their parents, wives and partners… let them know that people care and that long term recovery is possible.  Space available now!

To order a plaque and select placement email matt@lastdoor.org or call 1-888-525-9771.  A fundraiser for Last Door Addiction Recovery Society, a registered charity.


Save these Dates

Community Events play an integral role in Last Door’s treatment programs; clients, alumni, their families, stakeholders and the community at large are invited to participate in celebrations, advocacy and education opportunities


Family Program Retreat

DEALING WITH ADDICTION IN YOUR FAMILY?
Weekend Retreat May 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

JOIN US FOR A FOUR DAY WEEKEND WITH EXPERT FACILITATORS

Limited Space Available


Talk Recovery

Every Thursday New West Recovery produces Talk Recovery, a live radio show from noon to 1 pm on 100.5 FM Vancouver Coop Radio. Talk Recovery interviews guests to learn about all the pathways to recovery.  We are close to our 100 th SHOW anniversary.  Thanks for listening, and if you would like to be on our show, email community@lastdoor.org

repeat shows here -> www.talkrecoveryradio.com

Recent Shows

  • Harm Reduction and Abstinence Recovery with Ann Livingston and guests
  • Not into God but into AA?
  • Rhythm2Recovery and Rainbow Lodge’s Story
  • Mental Health and Life Coaching and Patricia’s Story
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy for trauma and addiction & Cam’s Story

Outreach Booth, Community Events, Fundraisers Schedule, see you there!

  • May              Go Fund Me Connection Project Kick Off
  • May 27         Hyack Festival
  • June/Aug      Gay for a day Pride Fundraiser
  • June 3          Family Fun Day
  • June 24        East Side Pride
  • June 25        Surrey Pride
  • July 9            Victoria Pride
  • July 15          Fraser Valley Pride
  • July 22          New West Uptown Live
  • August 4       Davie Street Pride Party
  • August 6       Parade Float
  • August 6       Untoxicated Street Festival
  • August 26     Sports Day
  • Sept 7 – 8      Recovery Capital Conference
  • Sept 9           Recovery Day
  • Sept 17         Ride Out 4 Recovery


Thank you for reading our newsletter and and staying connected with us!