Is your teen in trouble? Substance use may be the cause and We Can Help.
Youth Addiction Treatment
Last Door Youth Program provides treatment for youth age 13+; the average is 16-17 years old. Youth who recently celebrated their 19th birthday have the option of attending either our youth or adult program, depending on their needs.
Youth are supported to improve overall functioning via participation in long term residential addiction treatment using a Social Model. The program is located in New Westminster and licensed under the Community Care Act and accredited by Accreditation Canada. A continuum of care is provided that includes a mental health assessment, individual and group therapy, peer support, balanced diet and nutrition, recreation, positive socialization, family counselling, post treatment continuing care and access to educational opportunities. LDYP’s experience-based learning promotes change in youths’ values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that results in an increase in self-esteem and improved decision making.
- Did your son’s friends change radically?
- Is your teen unhappy, angry, depressed, or anxious?
- Has your teen lost interest in hobbies, sport, school and family?
- Does your teen have low self-esteem?
When you suspect or discover that your son is using substances, We Can Help, youth have been recovering from their substance use issues for over 20 years.
Here are some suggestions to help you and your son.
- Get informed on what is recreational use and what is misuse
- Seek Professional help
- Discuss rather than interrogate
- Expect Resistance
- Set Boundaries
- Keep your hope
- Call our intake line 604-520-3587
Last Door Youth Program provides treatment for drug and alcohol use, prescription medication overuse, and excessive video gaming. Last Door Youth Program fosters experience-based learning that enables clients to change values, beliefs and behaviours.
Our “social model perspective” on architecture and environment involves both the individual and his social and physical environment. We focus on the social and behavioral aspects of the physical setting, creating a recovery-focused abstinence supported space.
Once stabilized, clients are encouraged to explore interests, practice conflict resolution, regain sense of self and develop meaningful friendships. Contracted tutors are available to assist clients with academic goals. Experimental Learning LDYP offers a variety of recreational activities such as dances, gym passes, hiking and sporting and community events. LDYP also offers Outdoor Therapy at its countryside retreat facility “Keystone” Family also encouraged and welcome to participate in recreational activities.
Parents can choose to attend weekly Parents Group sessions post treatment – this has resulted in lifelong friendships with other parents and offers support and encouragement to newer members. Program alumni often continue to attend our Emerging adults (aka “young guys”) and Older Adult (aka “old guys”) Alumni Support Groups for years as their recovery journey continues.
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.
Through a learning process that is interactive and not boring; by activity; from frequently conveyed stories of peer experiences, personal anecdotes, metaphors and/or analogies youth develop a recovery-based lifestyle. This experimental learning approach helps integrate the recovery based education with what they experience unfolding in their daily lives during treatment.
Clients can conquer historical self-defeating patterns and, in practical terms, learn to confront challenging situations while taking responsibility for the choices.
Youth become active in community affairs, school, social and recreational activities and in our long running successful alumni group. Though participation in a youthful community, clients keep recovery and prevention practices on their agendas.
Program alumni who maintain acceptable standards of recovery are always welcome to visit the facility on both casual and formal basis and are invited to participate in ALL activities.
Regular contact and conversation with staff is offered to client and family members post treatment. Parents can continue to attend weekly Parents Group sessions and Alumni can attend our weekly Youth Program Alumni Group. Regular contact with staff is offered to client and family members are offered post treatment. This allows for referrals and connections with other resources throughout the recovery process, or simply when high stress and uncertainty occurs in their lives.
Last Door's Youth Program provides treatment for drug and alcohol use, prescription medication misuse, and excessive video gaming Last Door Youth Program fosters experience based learning that enables clients to change values, beliefs and behaviours Our “social model perspective” on architecture and environment involves both the individual and his social and physical environment. We focus on the social and behavioral aspects of the physical setting, creating a space where abstinence and recovery are the norm. Behavioural Health Last Door’s multidisciplinary team include an Addiction Physician and Certified Counsellors. Clients receive individualized treatment plans based in identified identified needs. Intervention into mental health issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, anxiety, depression and other clinically diagnosed mental health issues occurs. Youth Program Academy LDYP’s main priority is to stabilize clients’ primary addiction and mental health issues. Clients then explore interests, resolve conflicts and learn how to become positive role models. Contracted tutors are available to assist clients with academic goals. Experimental Learning LDYP offers a variety of recreational activities such as dances, gym passes, hiking and sporting and community events. LDYP also offers Outdoor Therapy at its countryside retreat facility “Keystone” Family also encouraged and welcome to participate in recreational activities.
"Coming to treatment at Last Door inspired my little bother to follow my footsteps, we both celebrated recovery milestones and took our cakes together"