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Last Door Recovery Society

Last Door Recovery Society

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an explanation of the many things wrong with the 12-step philosophy at the last door treatment centre can be found in the article -The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous- in the April 2015 of the Atlantic

flag | Submitted September 29, 2017

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A 2006 Cochrane report, the gold standard for summarizing scientific research, concluded that there is no evidence that AA or twelve step facilitation reduce alcohol dependence or problems.

flag | Submitted September 13, 2017

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If this is an evidence based program, why does the program aim to "adress anti social and unproductive mechanisms for dealing with authority and responsibility"? What does that havê to do with treating an illness? Clearly this is a moralistic view of addiction, treating us as flawed sinners, needing to be saved by a higher power. This is an outdated religious and moralistic program and hás nothing to do with treating addiction.

flag | Submitted September 11, 2017

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Last door and 12 step programs are harmful for trauma victims. They make you identify as powerless, tell you that you have character defects, and say that you are partly at fault for every negative event in your life. Makes trauma worse and some become suicidal.

flag | Submitted September 3, 2017

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Hopefully the new NDP government will start regulating treatment centres in BC. Currently there are no regulations as to the treatment provided and the credentials of the treatment providers. The last door preaches 12 step dogma and fails to provide any sort of evidence based treatment. The staff are former drug users with little training other than their knowledge of AA. The last door tapers patients off suboxone putting them at risk for fatal overdose and going against the treatment protocols for opioid users set out by the BC Center on Substance Use. The medical director, Dr Hedges, takes advantage of his patients by charging them to attend his monitoring services. He has been warned by the courts not to force his patients into AA but he continues to do so. The only inpatient treatment centres I would trust are those run by the health authorities. Pacifica, Maple Ridge, and the Burnaby Centre. Don't spend your money on the last door they could cause your death.

flag | Submitted September 2, 2017

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Everyone at Last Door wants you to have success in your life. The staff at the facility not only helped me but they also helped my parents with a weekly group to attend.

flag | Submitted August 7, 2017

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Responding to the human rights complaint, AA was originally religious, as it started in the 1930's. The original language with much mention of "god as we know him" does not dictate who a person chooses to be their "god". Your "god or higher power" can be nature or it can be the other men in the treatment centre. The Door is an amazing facility that has helped hundreds of people over the years. They do great work.

flag | Submitted July 4, 2017

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I owe my life to the Door!!! The Last Door is where it's at!!!!!

flag | Submitted March 2, 2017

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Last Door Treatment Center (12-step program based on AA) "Human rights complaint over religion in AA to proceed" July 19, 2016: In a ruling released today, the BC Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to consider a complaint alleging that mandating attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and 12-step treatment programs, violates an individual's religious freedom. The complainant lost his job with Vancouver Coastal Health after refusing to attend AA as part of a treatment plan. The complainant is an atheist who objected to the religious basis for AA. (The complainant attended the 12-step based Homewood Health Centre prior to withdrawing from the 12-step based, return to work program mandated by his employer) Tribunal Preliminary Decision: http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/law-library/decisions/2016/pdf/jul/91_CORRECTED_Wood_v_Vancouver_Coastal_Health_Authority_and_others_2016_BCHRT_91.pdf For more info: http://www.bchumanist.ca http://www.therebel.media/do_we_have_freedom_from_religion_in_canada_atheist_fired_for

flag | Submitted September 1, 2016

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