Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Program


The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Program offers support to Aboriginal people who may have alcohol/drug addiction. Services are available for youth and adults through one-to-one counselling, group counselling, education and prevention programs, referral to treatment programs, and also offers an aftercare program.


To assist Aboriginal people in addressing alcohol/drug issues and minimizing the negative substances for Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities.


  • To promote healthy lifestyles free from alcohol, drug and solvent abuse within the Aboriginal community.
  • To promote existing Ministry of Health sponsored treatment service models within the urban community.
  • To promote healthy alternatives to alcohol, drugs, and solvent abuse.
  • To promote a culturally appropriate system of addiction treatment services and programs for Aboriginal people with alcohol and drug abuse problems.
  • To increase knowledge and sensitivity through awareness for service providers in the addiction field.
  • To increase the effectiveness and provide cost effective treatment, service development for alcohol and drug abuse programs with the Friendship Centre.

Services Available

  • One-to-one counseling - Individuals who need help or referrals to A&A meetings, Alateen or Alnon should they believe they have an alcohol or drug-related problem.

  • To establish a network of service agencies to work in unison to provide assistance for individuals with an alcohol or drug-related problem.

  • Liaison with treatment centres to provide the best possible services for clients.
  • To establish a resource centre with information pertinent to alcohol, drugs, or solvent abuse which includes videotapes, pamphlets and books.
  • To coordinate programming via workshops, presentations, and seminars to make the community aware of the negative effects of addiction.

Support Circles (Recovering from addictions) 

Treatment Centre Referrals

Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services: 807-274-2042

Dryden Detox and Crisis Line: 1-866-888-8988

Changes Recovery Home:
Del Art - 807-547-3444
Clarissa - 807-468-3667

Biidaaban Healing Lodge: 1-888-432-7102

Health Canada: 807-274-7771

Migisi Treatment Centre: 1-807-548-5959

Dilico Treatment Centre: 1-807-623-7963

Lakeside Treatment Centre: 1-705-674-4193

Balmoral Centre - Thunder Bay, ON: 1-807-623-6515

Morning Star - Kenora, ON:1-807-468-5749

Alcohol Foundation of Manitoba:
Men 1-204-944-6200
Women 1-204-944-6229

Atikokan Crisis Centre:1-800-465-3348


Tanya Foy-Hunter, Alcohol & Drug Worker

United Native Friendship Centre
P.O. Box 752

516 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, ON

Phone: (807) 274-8541
Fax: (807) 274-4110

Monday to Friday
8:30 to 4:30