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Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers In Nunavut

Nunavut is the most northerly territory of Canada and was officially separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1st 1999. The territory comprises a major portion of northern Canada and most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Nunavut is the fifth largest country subdivision in the world and the second largest in North America. The capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the eastern part of the territory. The other larger communities are Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. Nunavut is the second-least populous area of all Canada’s provinces and territories and is one of the world’s most remote and sparsely populated regions. The population of the territory is just under 36,000, comprised of mostly Inuit, spread over a massive land area.

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The Department of Health with the Nunavut government is responsible for health services and social programs in the territory. Throughout the territory are available health centers to help people who are struggling with addiction. However, like other northern territories, addicts must travel to southern Canada to receive treatment through approved inpatient drug rehab programs. Available services include the Public Health Center, which can be contacted through a toll-free number, the Qikqtani General Hospital, Tammattaavik Boarding Home, Mental Health Central Intake Coordinator, and the Qikqtani Rehabilitation Services. The health centers provide a variety of different services for residents in the territory. For example, residents can access emergency services, well woman clinics, well men clinics, well children clinics, counseling services, and school health and health promotion programming, among other services.

Nunavut has been taking steps to provide more for the people there regarding addictions and trauma treatment. Addictions and trauma are linked with the historical and intergenerational trauma experienced by Inuit across the Inuit Nunangat (Nunavut). These problems stem from a variety of experiences such as permanent settlement, relocation, dog slaughter, and residential schools as an example. The government of Nunavut has been addressing the needs of individuals requiring treatment for addictions and other health issues. Much of this done by offering access to residential facilities and programs outside of the territory. These programs in southern Canada are not grounded in Inuit culture or Indigenous cultural approaches. However, within Nunavut there are community-based programs and organizations that offer opportunities for Nunavummiut to receive help in non-residential settings.

The Department of Health through the government of Nunavut offers community-based outpatient services, which support recovery from addiction and trauma. There are also successful community-based programs being delivered by community organizations, such as the Cambridge Bay Wellness Center, Llisaqsivik Society, Pulaarvik, Kablu Friendship Centre, and Tukisigiarvik Society to Nunavummiut. Many of the problems with substance abuse among Inuit people in Nunavut are because of historical and intergenerational trauma. Finding the right help is important, and Drug Rehab Services can also offer extensive directory assistance for the people of Nunavut. Along with the community-based treatment options, there are extensive rehabilitation options in Alberta and British Columbia, which the government of Nunavut has a direct line with. These are approved residential programs that will help treat any type of drug or alcohol addiction that someone is struggling with.

This is a list of different drug and alcohol services in Nunavut. This list is not complete. Use the menus on both sides to find specific categories. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Drug & Alcohol Services in Nunavut

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