- To provide a therapeutic environment where clients can overcome addictive behaviors and self defeating patterns,
- To help clients set and maintain high standards in recovery,
- To provide exposure to self help programs as a foundation for personal change and growth,
- To incorporate family and community in the clients’ recovery.
ALL ROUND RECOVERY
Lifestyle GroupThe Lifestyles Group educates and supports clients in making healthy and informed lifestyle choices. Topics covered include nutrition, money management and over working through to dental care. An in house fitness trainer liaises with various fitness facilities to integrate physical fitness for clients. The goal of this weekly group is to help clients become more aware of the numerous lifestyle choices they can make and chose those that will enhance the quality of the lives while in treatment and post treatment.
Gambling, Media & Internet Addiction GroupThis group focuses on recovery from “process” addictions. The goal of this group is to Increase clients’ awareness of the nature of these addictions, how they can correlate with substance use and to learn how to avoid the ongoing damage to their lives and their families.
Recreational ActivitiesOur belief that “recovery should be fun” is what makes Last Door legendary in the treatment industry. Since 1984 Last Door has implemented social and recreational activities as a necessary part of holistic recovery. Last Door ensures that each client experiences treatment in a positive, energetic environment. Clients are motivated to experience new activities and learn new skills. Their choice of activities ranges from softball, dodge ball, fishing excursions, camping trips through to group hikes throughout BC’s parks. Mixed Martial Arts training is offered three days per week. The local hockey rink is rented on a weekly basis and clients can access the local Olympic size seeming pool and fitness facility. Family participation in recreational and social activities is encouraged and supported.
Holistic ProgramsWeekly Yoga, Acupuncture and guided mediation sessions are included in the cost of treatment at Last Door. Certified Naturopathic supports are also offered on an as needed basis.
Inter Faith and Cultural DiversityBecause Last Door is a Social Model Program, clients are supported in practising their own religious beliefs and culture in a safe and accepting environment. . Individually unique Treatment Plans allow room for clients to imbed their culture and values into their Treatment Plans. Clients are encouraged to practice their beliefs, whether it be attending a church or mosque service, a sweatlodge or the Gay Pride Parade.
RETURNING TO COMMUNITY
There are 1000’s of successful Alumni who have stayed connected with each other and act as role models to clients making this move. It is not uncommon to have Alumni from places such as California or Alberta fly into New Westminster to celebrate their recovery birthdays with new clients.
There are no completion certificates at Last Door hence clients are always welcome to visit and attend groups after they have completed their treatment. This value added service allows clients to stay connected so they can continue to find solutions to the everyday negative and positive life situations, that are inevitable even with years of recovery.
Along with ongoing Alumni clinical supports and following Last Door’s traditions a plethora of Community Events for Alumni and their families is offered year round
- Annual Family Program Reunion
- Annual Alumni Reunion
- Annual Recovery Slo-Pitch Tournament (over 2000 attendees)
- Theatre, Sporting Events and Comedy Evenings