Top 10 Addiction & Recovery Stories of the Month Issue #58 June 2014

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Youth and Adult Addiction Treatment Centre
Top 10 Stories of the Month, Issue #58 June 2014
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By Dr. Raju Hajela

Marijuana has been in the news a lot lately, especially since 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have allowed ready access to “medical marijuana” over the last several years. More recently, some states, such as Colorado and Washington, have legalized the sale of marijuana to adults above age 21. Not all laws are the same and there remains a wide range of regulations and provisions for enforcement.

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Join us for the special event, includes music and entertainment. plus GREAT SHOES 🙂

Over 30 supporters have signed up already.. our goal is 100 donors donating $100 a month to support KeyStone Family Addiction Program.

“Hi I’m Quinton I’m an Addict”

I grew up like any ordinary child. My parents both showed me love unconditionally. From what I remember I had a very good at home life while I was a child. When I was growing up I had a hard time trying to fit in with other kids my age, I was always different. I played a lot of sports so I loved the rush of adrenaline either it was from sports or it was getting in trouble at school or at home. I started to drink and smoke weed at the age of 14 and by the time I was 15 I was a daily weed smoker. By the time I was 16 I had started to dabble into harder drugs. I had a very hard time in high school, I was getting suspended a lot and by the time I was half way through grade 10 the principle had enough of my behavior and expelled me.

  • July 26 – Family Fun Day
  • August 3 – Clean Sober & Proud
  • August 22-24 – DoorSlam, Recovery Slo-Pitch Tournament
  • September 13 – Recovery Day
You’re invited to Last Door`s Annual Family Program Fun Day featuring kids zone, BBQ, music, entertainment, clowns, recovery speakers and more, every year over 500 guests attend this Family Recovery Event!

The Rainbow Lodge Recovery Retreat wants to see you in beautiful Powell Lake, Powell River, BC. This summer we are inviting the recovery community to come to Powell Lake and experience Rainbow Lodge for yourself.

When I had finished my primary treatment at the Last Door, I had never expected a transition to a new environment. I completed my Twelve Steps and had begun wondering what my next step would be, figuratively and literally. I was only six months clean, although when I say only I mean that I wasn’t quite prepared to suddenly strike out on my own without any true practice of living “outside of the bubble.”

In general Last Door’s dogs are part of the home like environment of the residential addiction treatment program. We are long term and strive to keep the atmosphere homelike rather than institutional and find the dogs’ presence makes a significant contribution to a homelike atmosphere.

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