The federal government provides funding for treatment and rehabilitation services for on-reserve First Nations and Inuit people through the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP), supported by the Medical Services Branch of Health Canada. Treatment is one of four major program components of the NNADAP program, which is broken down according to prevention, treatment, research and development, and training (Source: Health Canada).
Health Canada has a treatment centre directory of National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (NNADAP) / National Youth Solvent Abuse Programs.
The National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation (NNAPF) has additional information on aboriginal programs including native drop-ins, women’s shelters, etc.
The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) has an AADAC “aboriginal specific” services in Alberta.
The Association of BC First Nations Treatment Programs is an inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in the province of B.C. Currently, the Association has a membership of 10 programs located both in rural and urban settings.
The First Nations Health Authority also offers addiction and mental health programs. For their Residential Historical Abuse Program, call 1-877-477-0775. If you or a loved one is in crisis, call their Emergency Mental Health number at 604-666-6458.
The Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan has a directory of services for their membersBack