Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Program

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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.

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


Position Vacant, Alcohol & Drug Worker

United Native Friendship Centre
P.O. Box 752
427 Mowat Avenue
Fort Frances, ON

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