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Canada’s Addiction Recovery Community

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When you come to treatment in New Westminster, BC, you get access to Canada’s premier recovery community.  You learn how to live in recovery in a real-life setting that prepares you for when you return back home.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Map to Wellness, if you need immediate healthcare assistance, please call your local health authority and ask for your local addiction recovery services, visit your nearest hospital or dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

Mental Health and Addiction Services Map of New West Recovery

Understanding The Stages of Recovery From Addiction using Recovery Capital

Communities that work together are healthy communities. When considering recovery from substance use disorder, it is important to make connections, not just with your physician or counsellor, but with the community at large, some find solutions in the 12 Step community, others in SMART recovery.  There are many pathways to recovery, the most important pathway is to try all of them, and continue trying, you are worth it.

New West Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services, including local spaces where recovery events take place


 Map Service Description of services
1 Last Door Recovery Society  Youth and Adult addiction treatment centre providing long term recovery services.  Treatment includes detox, family program, continuing care recreational therapy.
2 Westminster House Society Westminster House Society is a long-term residential program for women overcoming addiction. The program supports women to recover through personal and social empowerment and facilitates the desire for recovery to live drug and alcohol free.
3 Metro Vancouver Dream Centre Society Food Program and more.  MVDCS was founded on the principal of “ending homelessness one person at a time“. The society found that there was a need to reach out to the entire community, especially those in the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered) community
4 Heritige Banquet Hall  Formerly known as Carpenters Hall, this venue has provided an affordable space to host recovery themed dances
5 Community Support Meetings


In New Westminster, recovery is a part of our community. With 12-step meetings available multiple times a day, every day of the week, “New West Recovery” boasts an incredible message of experience, strength, and hope that has become renowned nation-wide.    New Westminster is home to some of the largest 12 Step meetings in Canada, some nights, meetings can see up to 300 people in attendance, not to worry, if you are not into large groups, there are always smaller meetings happening 7 days a week.

6 SIGMA SIGMA, located in New Westminster Secondary School, is an academic program that offers a personalized learning experience for students from 16 to 18 years of age.  Graduates of Last Door’s Youth Program who need to complete school will enroll in SIGMA while living in transitional housing.
7 UBC Counselling Centre  The New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre is a training facility.  The mandate of the Centre is to provide high quality counsellor education to students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs in Counselling Psychology and to provide effective counselling services to the public. All counsellor trainees receive direct supervision from university faculty.
8 Massey Theatre  Massey Theatre opened in 1949 as British Columbia’s largest theatre. Since then its lights have shone on thousands of performances and the Massey has become a cherished space to experience the arts.   Massey Theatre provides complimentary show tickets to residents in treatment, and offers its venue for recovery events.
10 New Westminster Public Library  Residents in long term Treatment at Westminster House and Last Door, access the library cardholder privileges for and books and electronic resources. The library provides informational, educational, cultural, and recreational materials in diverse forms for the enrichment, self-development and enjoyment of New Westminster residents, and to organize these materials for optimum use.  Located in the library are meeting rooms, and access to computers and copiers.  Some clients use this space to complete their written assignments.
11 New Westminster Needle Exchange  Those who are not ready for treatment, can access harm reduction services, needle exchange, harm reduction supplies, and referrals to other community resources
12 Fraserside Community Services Society Counselling Services funded by the Fraser Health Authority.  Community groups and parenting classes in the evening.  Prospective youth and family outreach.
13 Prespectives Youth Addiction Services Perspectives Substance Use Services offers free one-on-one and group counselling services to people who are affected, either directly or indirectly, by substance use (e.g., alcohol and other drugs).
14 Employment Services Centre Drop-in centre provides job search services for eligible individuals who are seeking employment. Offers a self-serve resource area with access to phones, fax, internet, and printers.
15 Judy Darcy MLA Judy Darcy was elected as MLA for New Westminster in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. On July 18, 2017 she was appointed by Premier Horgan to serve as BC’s first Minister for Mental Health and Addictions.
16 Partners in Hope Recovery Society Christian-based community group offers support to victims of harmful circumstances and dependencies
17 Royal City Centre  Residents of Last Door and Westminster House enjoy visiting the Royal City Mall, being able to enjoy some time at a smaller mall with their peers, prepares residents for when they return home.
18 Uptown Coffee Shops and Patios Popular spot for residents of Last Door and Westminster House to socialize, before and after 12 step meetings the local Tim Hortons and Star Bucks become busy with people from the recovery community.  People in early recovery meet people in long term recovery, and network, building their own recovery capital.
19 Vancity Vancity is a proud supporter of New West Recovery, providing people in early recovery with financial educational services  and partnering with Recovery Events in New Westminster.  Vancity also supports with grants various services at Last Door and Westminster House.
20 Fraser Health Addiction and Mental Health  Offers a range of community programs and services for people managing mental health and addiction issues
21 Family Services of Greater Vancouver  FSGV is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our community. FSGV ensures children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.
22 New Westminster Chamber of Commerce The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization established to promote civic, commercial and industrial progress in the community we serve, and to work for sound legislation and efficient administration of the community at all levels of government.  Westminster House and Last Door are both members of the New West Chamber
23 Olivet Church A local space for 12 Step Meetings
24 Olivet Community Room Westminster House residents attend weekly  sessions as part of the Wellness Program: activities include Zumba, Yoga, Rekei – Community Group Room
25 New Westminster City Hall City Hall of New Westminster, the City of New Westminster is a proud supporter of New West Recovery, current and past Mayors have participated in many of the recovery events that take place in New Westminster.  City supporting recovery helps keep the community vibrant.
26 Douglas College  Douglas College is one of the largest public colleges in British Columbia, Canada.   The Douglas College Foundation and Westminster Recovery House for Women are working together to provide educational funding to women who have graduated from substance-abuse recovery programs.
27 Credit Counselling Society Offers confidential credit counselling, debt repayment and consolidation programs, and personal budget planning.
28 Medical Clinic  Last Door and Westminster House both have house physicians who visit clients as they stabilize, since clients are in treatment long term, they sometimes visit local medical clinics that have affiliations with staff, so a comprehensive team reviews all medical needs for clients.
29 Fitness Centre


Residents are encouraged to participate in physical activities while in treatment at Last Door and Westminster House.  Being active helps with the recovery process, as well residents become friends and go to the fitness facility with senior peers.  Both facilities have opted to not have fitness facilities on site, as the importance of the walk to the gym and back are moments of bonding between clients, as they discuss the recovery process of the day.   Canada Games provides easy access to their pool, rec centre, and fitness room

30 MP Peter Julian  Peter S. Julian is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, representing the riding of New Westminster—Burnaby.  Peter Julian has been a proud Supporter of many recovery activities in New Westminster.
31 The Metro Hall For years the Metro hall has played host to many recovery dances for the community.  These substance free events help people in early recovery learn that recovery can be fun.  From the Halloween Dance, 80’s Night, to many other creative functions, fun in recovery is possible.  These events also provide an opportunity for the community to volunteer and give back to recovery.
32 The Lookout Society  Provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options
33 LandMark Cinema  Local movie theatre clients attend weekly, taking a new person to the show, has been a tradition in New West Recovery for decades
34 Anvil Centre Conference centre which is used annually for Recovery Capital Conference 
35 Health Initiative for Men  HIM engages men to improve foundations of their physical, sexual, social and mental health through research-based, community-minded, volunteer-driven activities.
36 Purpose Society for Youth and Families The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families is a non-profit society.  With over 100 employees, we provide a variety of social, health and educational programs together with a continuum of services to Lower Mainland communities.
37 Union Gospel Mission  Offers free meals, food, and clothing for people in need as well as information and referral
38 The Columbia Theatre  Social events for the 12 step based community hosted here.    The Columbia Theatre has hosted many comedy night fundraisers for Recovery.
39 Lower Mainland Drug Freedom Inc Harm Reduction Services, Methadone and Suboxone treatment program for people with opiate addiction. Includes clinical assessment, counseling, specialized treatment.
40 Volleyball Court  Local Park where there are community volleyball tournaments.  The recovery community hosts causal games to tournaments.
41 Justice Institute of British Columbia The Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator. Programs and courses are in areas including public safety and security, community and social justice, health sciences and more.

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Linda Lane Devlin

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Addiction Intervention Specialist, CIP, I.C.A.D.C. CCAC, CCCS

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Linda is a Board Registered Interventionist who has conducted many successful Interventions. She is a long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, an Internationally Certified Alcohol, and Drug Counsellor through ICRC and Certified Intervention Profession CIP through the Pennsylvania Certification Board