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Last-Door Recovery Society
Breaking the chains of addiction since 1984
Breaking the chains of addiction since 1984


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Topic: Author of “The Emotional Eating Workbook” and “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook”

“When it comes to addiction, abstinence isn’t always the answer—and with food addiction, this is especially true. And yet, for decades nutritional experts have dissected the problem of obesity, and the result has been a series of recommendations about what and how much to eat. When “eating too much fat” was thought to cause obesity, grocery store shelves exploded with low-fat products. Next came the low carb craze that led us to fear eating all carbohydrates, and with it came another assortment of fad products and diets. This pattern has repeated numerous times—and it never seems to be helpful!

If you’re struggling with obesity or food addiction, you’ve probably been told that you must deprive yourself of certain foods in order to lose weight. You may have also been convinced—by the media and by our culture—that if you finally become thin your life will be better, you’ll be happier, and your suffering will come to an end. The problem is—it’s not all about the food. It’s about how food is used to self-soothe, to numb ourselves against the pain of living or to cope with stress and unresolved emotions. Even as your waist whittles away, the problems that caused your food addiction won’t disappear.

The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this workbook is not about dieting. It’s about being anchored to your true, authentic self. When you find your unique anchor, you will relate better to your body, you will know intuitively how to feed your body, and you will reach the weight that’s right for you. Anyone who’s been on the diet treadmill—losing and regaining lost weight—will admit that losing weight doesn’t instantly bring health or happiness. That’s because losing weight is a red herring for the real issue, the misuse of food to solve a problem that has nothing to do with food.

This book offers a whole-person approach that blends practical information on managing stress and regulating emotions without relying on food. If you’re ready to uncover the true cause of your food addiction, you’ll finally be able to embrace a balanced diet and reach the weight that’s right for you.”

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Twitter: @CarolynCRossMD

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Andrew’s story on a radio station in Saskatchewan. He moved to Vancouver from Regina to get help with his substance use problem.

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Talk Recovery Radio kicks of it's 5th Season today. #NewWestRecovery has been bringing addiction recovery issues to the airways for 5 years! Join hosts Darren and Giuseppe today as they interview Terrance Kosikar to learn more about his story of #PTSD #Recovery, followed by personal addiction recovery story with Marissa.
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We're excited to congratulate Alumni Russ C with 26 years, Akram F 24 years, Jayson S 14 years, Steve M 8 years, Jimmy M 6 years, Trevor B 6, Nick H 5 years, Robert T 5 years, Jordan B 5 years, Noah G 4 years, Jason P 4 years, Andreas I 3 years, Adam j 3 years, Mark S 3 years, Jeremy H 2 years, Jason M 2 years. What a month! check out our page for even more recovery birthdays this month. Way to go everyone.
#NewWestRecovery #DoorBoys #RecoveryWorks #WeDoRecover #Alumni #BreakingTheChainsofAddiction
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Speak at Canada's Premiere Addiction Recovery Conference. Call for Abstracts Open NOW.
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With a focus on Recovery Capital, this year’s advisory committees are looking for contributions to the domains of Recovery Capital and Recovery-oriented systems of care. Recovery capital—both its quantity and quality—plays a major role in determining the success or challenges of natural and assisted recovery.

Presenters may explore how research and practice-based developments in substance use recovery policy and practice contribute to existing understandings of recovery capital, recovery-oriented infrastructures, and recovery-oriented workplaces.

We welcome abstract submissions for the concurrent program including poster presentations, plenary sessions, panels, courses and workshops. You can submit for both conferences taking place across Canada.

Share your work, and your ideas with colleagues, service users, government and the public at Canada’s series of Recovery Capital Conferences 2019.
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Rejuvenate has becomes Metro Vancouver’s hottest, biggest and most needed New Year’s Eve ticket in town for Metro Vancouverites to ring in the new year.

Rejuvenate New Year’s Eve Party
Gourmet Dinner catered by Truffles Catering
Fashion Show
Drag Show
2 Dance Floors on two levels
Live Music featuring the TimeBenders
Djs who are local recovering addicts
Kids Play Area

With today’s overdose crisis, recreational drug use has become dangerous, more and more people are looking for substance free events to enjoy holidays. This New Year’s event is the first of its kind to open its doors to people in recovery, and the community at large to celebrate New Year’s Sober. We hope the event will help someone who is thinking of using alone, to reconsider, and learn how to have fun substance free.

Huge crowds are expected to ring in the New Year’s with the legendary band, the Time Benders who will put on a show featuring 50 years of music, 15 costume changes and one incredible show.

For those who want the club feel, without the club triggers, Local Dj’s will be playing on the theatre level with electronica beats.

Truffles catering is preparing a delicious meal featuring carving strip loin stations, and all the fixings.

Recovery Day BC is a nonprofit organization that organizes the Recovery Day BC Street Festival, over 20,000 people showed up in 2018, and they plan on growing even more in 2019. This New Year’s Event is a fundraiser for Recovery Day BC 2019

Recovery Day BC celebrates recovery from addiction and mental health issues, and brings pathways to recovery together, building recovery capital in the community, believing that we can heal from the overdose crisis, by inspiring people.

Tickets for Vancouver’s New Years Eve Biggest Event
For Tickets visit the Eventbrite link here:

More details on Recovery Day –

Metro Vancouver New Years Party of the Year

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
6 pm to 1 am, Dinner and Dance
9 pm to 1 am, Dance Only
Tickets start at $25
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Building Recovery Capital in Canada 2019, Canada’s largest addiction and mental health recovery campaign.

The Recovery Capital Conference of Canada SOLD OUT in 2017 and 2018 — while Recovery Day BC hosted record crowds of 20,000 people. The advisory committee is collaborating with communities across Canada and responding to the enthusiastic response of past Recovery Capital Conferences and Recovery Days. The Recovery Capital Conference will be supporting “Recovery Week” in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba during the month of September 2019."Building Recovery Capital in Canada 2019" engages people to gain a better understanding of Recovery Capital and how to foster it in their workplaces and communities through Recovery Days and the Recovery Capital Conferences. Healthcare professionals, people in recovery, people who use substances, the general public, unions, occupational health leaders and families will be engaged in this campaign. Call for abstracts are now open, for more details #RecoveryCapital #StopOverdoses #RecoveryDay #RecoveryMonth #OvercomingAddiction #MentalHealth #Addiction #Connection #Community
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Recovery Coaching and Overcoming Addiction

This week on Talk Recovery Radio we talk about Mentorship and Sexuality Coach with Recovery Coach Linda Landon. . Research proves that Business and Life Coaching empowers entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business owners to set a vision, focus, be accountable, improve communications skills, take effective action, and achieve success in both business and life.

As a Coach, Linda listens deeply, asks powerful questions, and supports clients to recover their authenticity, shift limiting beliefs and perceptions, and learn new behaviors, so they can create the life and business of their dreams. Work gets easier and profits soar, freeing up more time for clients to enjoy their lives.
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Our Addiction Recovery Work in the Community - When we help people recover from addiction, the community wins. Did you know that New Westminster is known as the
“Recovery Capital of Canada”? As a key stakeholder in the city,
Last Door is PROUD to participate in local events; from setting up
kid zones with free face painters, to setting up outreach booths to
answer questions from the public about addiction recovery.
Last Door organizes hundreds of volunteer hours for the Hyack
Festival, Uptown Live, City of New Westminster Bike Races, and
the Sapperton Festival; ensuring our city events run smoothly.
Two years ago, Last Door was instrumental in bringing the
Recovery Day BC festival to New Westminster, with record
crowds each year, we are pleased to be part of the 2018 festival.
Recovery Day in New Westminster has become Canada’s largest
celebration of Recovery.
Another highlight of the year was Last Door’s hosting of the
inaugural sold out Recovery Capital Conference of Canada held
at the Anvil Centre. Forty international experts and over 500
delegates gathered to discuss Recovery Capital and to listen to
the new Minister of Mental Health Addictions Judy Darcy give her
first speech as Minister. During the current overdose crisis, the
conference inspired hope on the situation.
In 2017 Last Door served approximately 300 clients, plus hundreds of
alumni and family members, organized six large community events,
cooked 68,418 meals, provided 312 group sessions, 208 life skills
group sessions, 104 alumni group sessions, and thousands
of conversations. Our clients also spent 22,806 nights off the
streets, and didn’t smoke 456,120 cigarettes, since Last Door is a
nicotine free program
Upcoming events
Last Door’s treatment programs are complemented by our
annual events that include clients and their families, plus the
community at large. Stay tuned to for
announcements of community events, save these dates: June
2nd Family Fun Day, August 5th Clean Sober Proud, August 25th
Recovery Sports Day, September 6th & 7th Recovery Capital
Conference, September 8th Recovery Day BC, September 15th
Ride Out 4 Recovery
How to Get Involved
Want to be part of the fun? Interested in inspiring people with
hope? Recovery saves lives, restores families and saves health
care dollars.
Email or call 1-888-525-9771 to get
involved. Donating to Last Door is easy and affordable, you can
mail a cheque or donate online at
Last Door
Recovery Centre
contact us
telephone: 604 525 9771
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