Are you abusing drugs and thinking about drug rehab?

Drug addiction is a pathological or abnormal condition which arises due to frequent drug use. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of recreational drug use to the development of drug-seeking behaviour, vulnerability to relapse, and a gradual decrease in the drug user’s ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-IV) has categorized three stages of addiction: preoccupation / anticipation, binge /

intoxication and withdrawal / negative effect. These stages are characterized by constant cravings and preoccupation with obtaining the substance; using more of the substance(s) than necessary to experience the intoxicating effects; and

gaining tolerance, experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and decreased motivation for normal life activities. Last Door treats addiction for illegal drugs as well as prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Stimulants: 

  • Amphetamine and methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Nicotine
 

Sedatives and hypnotics: 

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines, particularly flunitrazepam, triazolam, temazepam, and nimetazepam
  • Methaqualone and the related quinazolinone sedative-hypnotics
 

Opiate and opioid analgesics: 

  • Morphine and codeine, the two naturally occurring opiate analgesics
  • Semi-synthetic opiates, such as heroin (diacetylmorphine), oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone
  • Fully synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, meperidine/pethidine, and methadone
   

The Solution:

Recovery at Last Door is a way of experiencing life. This “social” model program offers clients and their families an opportunity to experience recovery in an actual community. Recovery at Last Door is neither a destination nor a goal; it is about gaining a feeling of connectedness within a healthy community. It is about sharing and caring, about being part of something larger than oneself that gives both foundation and a sense of hope for the future.

 
Last Door draws on the collective experience and energy of alumni, clients, their families and staff to forge a community that is conducive to creating a solid foundation for recovery. The Last Door Recovery community is vibrant and alive – with both giving to and taking happening between community members. Purpose and dignity are the building blocks for the self esteem that is so crucial to recovery – both flow abundantly within the community.