We provide safe environments that promote a desire for recovery and facilitate the process. The atmosphere of our programs, coupled with clients’ desire for alcohol rehab, drug treatment or substance abuse recovery lays the groundwork for them to develop and own their recovery.
Last Door programs cultivate a homelike, rather than institutional atmosphere in its treatment centers.
This socio-cultural approach to recovery involves both the individual and his social and physical environment. The social model principles that are used in day to day life within the programs are closely aligned with distinctive philosophies and practices instilled by former clients.
Our community recovery model program is a peer oriented process of rehabilitation and healing closely aligned with the mutual help principles found in 12 step programs. The approach is embedded in day to day life of clients. Clients are helped through issues of addiction through our Vancouver based world class Treatment Center.
Individuals listen, learn and observe at their own pace, gaining both information and perspective on issues. They can then experiment with these perspectives and information and assess its workability in their daily lives. Clients begin to trust their own ability to solve problems experientially.
Family, friends, volunteers and community are integral, invaluable parts of our services and are involved in the Treatment Centers in Vancouver.
Addiction Recovery takes place on a continuum that parallels Last Door’s social model programming. Recovery for the individual is a series of transitions from one level of involvement and functioning to another; from a newcomer, to a person stable in recovery, to one with a solid foundation in recovery who is ready for reintegration, and finally, to a peer/volunteer who actively contributes to the recovery community and to society as a whole.
Last Door fosters:
- Accepting atmospheres free of alcohol, drugs, and active addiction that inspires people to make positive changes,
- Peer sharing as a primary source of learning,
- A variety of recovery, rehab and treatment activities and experiences that are primarily resident driven,
- Ongoing interaction with the community as a whole that stimulates readiness for transition between phases.
Staff are explicit role models and who guide rather than direct clients. Staff’s own recovery and growth experiences are an essential part of the overall experiential learning process. Staff focus is primarily on maintaining the environment and facilitating peer learning in our Vancouver Treatment Centers.