Muskrat Dam First Nation
Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

  • Provides a residential drug and alcohol treatment program where the entire family attends treatment
  • Treatment models offered are Alcoholics Anonymous, Stages of Change and Life Skills
  • Offers an adult program, a youth program and a school-aged children`s program
  • Provides childcare and academic tutors for children of families attending program
  • Accommodates a maximum of 4 families per full program session

Treatment is a six week phased program which includes:
  • Pre-treatment and referral at the community level
  • Orientation
  • Assessment of alcohol/substance abuse behaviour
  • Understanding the disease
  • Relationships
  • Healing of memories
  • Several cultural activities such as trapping, fishing and hunting, as well as cooking food outdoors
  • Transition and return home
  • Aftercare and follow up at the community level for one year
Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9Received accreditation through the Canadian Accreditation Council (organization that sets standards of excellence for human service organizations) in Nov 2013
  • Must be a member of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) First Nations
  • Must have a chemically dependent family member(s) who is out of the acute stage and has expressed a desire for help and
  • Has recently completed a medical examination and
  • Has completed referral forms
Note: Single persons eligible under certain circumstances
Application Process
Admission and medical forms available from:
  • Family Treatment Centre office (by mail)
  • Website (downloadable)
  • National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) worker in own community
Offers 6 client intakes per year; waiting list is usually from 6 months-1 year to get into program
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Last Verified On January 18, 2019

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