Adult men 19 and over from across North America access addiction treatment at Last Door
Adult Addiction Treatment
Last Door Adult Recovery Centre uses an integrated-community social model approach in our residential addiction treatment settings. This provides an experimental peer-oriented process to inspire and assist men seeking recovery from addiction related issues.
Last Door offers Private Medical Detox, 10 day Intro to Recovery Program, Return To Work Treatment Program, and longer, open ended term treatment and transition programs.
Recovery as seen from this social model perspective is a long-term process that involves balance between self, communities, family and peers. Prior to treatment many people have organized their lives around addiction or using substances. To support healing from the effects of addiction and practice behaviours changes we provide education, counselling and recovery-oriented experiences in abstinence-supported residences.
Clients are actively engaged in a recovery community that includes practical life skills that imbed concepts of responsibility and choices in their daily activities. They develop peer support and comradery, learn to rely on each other and support others. The process of positive peer support and inclusion is guided by professional, experienced staff.
Programs include residences in an urban setting in the City of New Westminster as well as a rural retreat option at Last Door’s Keystone Retreat located on 40 acres in Mission BC. Keystone provides clients a smaller group experience and time spent outdoors. Family programming takes place in both New Westminster and in Mission.
Last Door collaborates with Benefits Providers, Disability Managers, Union Representatives, EAP workers and several Monitoring Programs across Canada. From intake to discharge, Last Door’s professional approach streamlines patient care.
When a client enters treatment, the family also begins their recovery journey. Last Door’s Family Program is instrumental at helping clients maintain long term recovery. From Parents Group, to Partners Group, to Friends and Family Groups, everyone can participate in recovery. For Families that are from outside the Province, Last Door offers Family Suites at no cost for visits, more details can be found here on Last Door’s Addiction Treatment Family Program
Accredited Addiction Treatment
Last Door is a Licensed Community Care Facility and accredited by Accreditation Canada. As a licensed facility our programs participate in regular, comprehensive oversight and reviews by Fraser Health Authority. This ensures that our program maintains safe services to clients and their families.
We believe that Accreditation creates stronger teams by improving communication and collaboration and promoting learning. Accreditation aligns with our value that recovery is a shared experience – from our front-line staff and volunteers to board members, patients, and families, we are in this together.
- Clients can overcome addictive behaviors and self-defeating patterns in a therapeutic environment,
- Clients set and maintain high standards of recovery,
- Clients gain a foundation for personal change and growth,
- Family reunification and/or improved functioning and
- Active citizenship in a recovery community.
It has been said the real work begins after treatment. Long Term Recovery requires ongoing support. Last Door supports return to family, home, work, and school. Follow up addiction recovery support plans for clients are tailored to individual, employer and family needs. Client’s plans include clearly defined activities, goals, expectations and conditions and may include long term monitoring by Last Door staff or other professionals.
Last Door has 1000’s of successful Alumni who have stayed connected with each other and act as role models and support others transitioning to their home communities. It is common for alumnus from California, Saskatchewan or Alberta fly into New Westminster to celebrate their recovery milestones with new clients
Health is best understood as a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors rather than purely in biological terms. The Social Model Addiction Treatment Program at Last Door adheres to the biopsychosocial model. This general model or asserts that biological, psychological (which entails thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), and social factors, all play a significant role in functioning in recovery from addiction. Last Door's Life Style Group, Gambling Media Group, Ecotherapy, and Recreational experiences provide a well-rounded treatment approach. Our clinical teams assist men in returning to school or work, becoming healthier parents and partners, addressing physical and mental health concerns, and rebuilding relationships impacted by addiction.
“at Last Door we get together to help each other with the daily struggles to stay clean while being part of an awesome program, once your settled in, its pretty fun here.”