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Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program

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Offers culturally sensitive services to address drug and alcohol issues and to prevent or minimize the negative effects of addictive substances
  • Provides individual and group addictions counselling sessions
  • Provides drug and alcohol assessments
  • Offers individual information, education and needed support as identified through assessment to initiate life changes for recovery
  • Provides referrals to treatment centres and programs
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and alternatives to alcohol, drugs and solvents
  • Coordinates a free needle exchange program
  • Offers public education seminars and workshops, primarily in schools

Addictions treatment services and programs include:
  • Talking circles
  • Sweats
  • Traditional teachings
  • Referrals to healing lodges

Aftercare services:
  • Assistance in locating and/or attending AA, Alateen or Alanon groups
  • Individual ongoing addictions counselling sessions
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals
  • Individuals who voluntarily admit to an alcohol and/or drug addiction and are seeking help


Age Requirements: Ages: 17 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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