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Native Treatment Centers in BC

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Substance use is a significant problem among the Native and Indigenous peoples of Canada. There are excellent resources to consider and many offer cultural support. This page provides rehab centers for the First Nations in British Columbia to help you or your loved one get help. The list gives access to drug and alcohol assessment, drug detox, inpatient drug rehab and outpatient rehab in the BC area. Some of the addiction services below have First Nations accreditations and are Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Indigenous Treatment Centres in BC

The information below will help you on how to find an aboriginal substance abuse treatment in British Columbia. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

North Wind Healing Center is a residential treatment center. After reviewing the website, we found that it offers a 45-day culturally based residential treatment program for adults ages 19 and…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Member of First Nations Health Authority

Medical Staff: Isaac Hernandez, CIAS III, BRE Psych., BCom, MSc. Counselling Psychology | Executive Director

5524 Graham Road, Farmington, BC

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Round Lake Treatment Center is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that it offers treatment for 42 or 49 days. It provides experiential counseling for clients…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Couples
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Family Programs
– First Nation

Accreditations

– CARF-Accredited
– Member of First Nations Health Authority
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Bernie, BSW, MEd | Wellness Counsellor Facilitator
Robert, BAP | Wellness Counsellor Facilitator

200 Emery Louis Road, Armstrong, BC

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Kackaamin Family Development Center is an Indigenous family treatment program. After examining the website, we found that it is a six-week family program incorporating age-appropriate teaching and activities for the…

Rehab Settings

– AA Meeting
– NA Meeting
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Child Care
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults
– Family Programs
– Family Services
– First Nation
– Seniors

Accreditations

– Member of First Nations Health Authority
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Natalia Roubaud, MSW, BSc. Psych | Clinical Lead Counsellor

7830 Beaver Creek, Port Alberni, BC

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Namgis First Nation Substance Abuse Treatment Centre provides a wide variety of health and wellness services. After DRS examined the website, we found the treatment center is based on a…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Member of First Nations Health Authority

Medical Staff: Michael Jacobson-Weston, Associate’s Degree in Social Work | Drug And Alcohol Counselor

52 School Road, Alert Bay, BC

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Laichwiltach Family Life Society Addiction Services promotes healing and education in communities from an Aboriginal perspective. After we examined the website, we found they offer family therapy, addiction recovery, child…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Simone (van Reeuwyk) Starr, Masters in Occupational Therapy, Medicine | Pediatric Occupational Therapist & Aboriginal Occupational Therapist

441 – 4th Avenue, Campbell River, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Wilp Si’ Satxw House of Purification is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found that they provide co-ed programs for men and women. The programs…

Rehab Settings

– AA Meeting
– NA Meeting
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Family Programs
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Darlene Green, Certified Indigenous Addictions Specialist Level III | Executive Director

200 Cedarvale-Ktwng Rd (PO Box 429), Kitwanga, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Telmexw Amtexw Treatment Center is part of the First Nation Health Authority. After DRS examined the website, we found that the healing center works with residential school survivors, intergenerationally affects…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Member of First Nations Health Authority

Medical Staff: Catarina Witt, Bachelor’s Degree, Clinical Psychology | Executive Director
Warren McDougall, RPC, CCTP | Program Manager

4690 Salish Way, Agassiz, BC

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Nenqayni Wellness Centre, Youth and Family Inhalant Program, is a youth substance use treatment program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they take four to six intakes per year.…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Child Care
– Holistic

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults
– Family Programs
– First Nation
– Gender-Specific
– Seniors
– Women

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Canadian Accreditation Council
– Member of First Nations Health Authority
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Staff are certified by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification

P.O. Box 2529, Williams Lake, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of BC provides culturally appropriate services to Indigenous people and communities. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide detox support workers programs, alcohol…

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Certified Professional Counselors

520 Richards Street, North Vancouver, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Kwakiutk District Council Health is a not-for-profit organization representing Member First Nations. After DRS reviewed the website, we found there are links to the council member band website, where you…

Rehab Settings

– Detox
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Couples
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– First Nation

Medical Staff: Petra Stewart, RSW | Counselor
Tracy Hnidy | Counselor & FASD Coordinator

1400A Drake Road, Campbell River, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Port Alberni Friendship Centre is an Indigenous Social service organization. After DRS examined the website, we found that they offer addiction and mental health counseling. Island Health funds these programs.

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Couples
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

3555 4th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Hiiye’yu Lelum House of Friendship Society provides holistic healing and programs to Aboriginal people. After DRS examined the website, we found that they offer an extensive continuum of programs. The…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Cocaine
Marijuana

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Couples
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

106 – 5462 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society supports people in the Urban Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Territory. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide extensive services. Among the services is a substance…

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Cal Albright, MSW | Executive Director

125 Palm Street, Kamloops, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society is a registered non-profit society. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that people can access an extensive continuum of community support services. There is access to…

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Lachanda Manuel, MSW | Family Support Worker

442 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC

Date of Review: 28 February 2024

Anderson Lodge Healing Centre for Sisters is a community residential facility for women. After DRS examined the website, we found that they work with women leaving the Federal Institutions as…

Rehab Settings

– Halfway House
– Transitional Housing

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– First Nation
– Gender-Specific
– Women

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

2716 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC

Rehab Settings

– Halfway House

People Served

– First Nation
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Contracted by Correctional Services of Canada
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

32160 Tims Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

Rehab Settings

– Halfway House

People Served

– First Nation

Accreditations

– Contracted by Correctional Services of Canada
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Kamloops, BC

Ask a Professional

  • What is a drug rehab center for First Nations?

    These drug rehab centers focus on treating Indigenous and First Nations with culturally appropriate methods and counseling geared to the issues they struggle with while addicted to drugs or alcohol. The counseling and treatment methodologies are specific.

  • What type of treatment methodologies are offered to First Nations?

    Much of the same as any other drug rehab program, besides treatment methodologies being culturally specific. These programs may offer 12-step facilitation and behavioral therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and individual or group counseling.

  • What types of substance use treatment facilities are available for First Nations?

    Depending on the province, First Nations individuals can find detox programs, outpatient centers, residential drug rehab, group meetings, and aftercare support options. Every province is different, and local First Nations communities operate most programs with funding received from the federal government.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.

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