Drug and alcohol addictions affect more than the addicted person; relationships, families and communities all feel the impact of what are often harmful and dangerous addictive behaviors.
Part of the role of the Qalipu Health Services division is to help bring awareness to the programs and services that are available to indigenous communities, and to help individuals receive the care that they need.
If you or someone you know is battling an addiction, you may want to consider exploring Health Canada’s National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP).
The NNADAP community-based programming includes:
- Health promotion
- Early detection and intervention
- Follow-up services
Please click here for more information on NNADAP.
The services available through NNADAP are integrated with a national network of addiction treatment centres which provide culturally relevant in-patient and outpatient programming.To find out more about these treatment centres, click here.
NNADAP can be covered under the NIHB program. If you or someone you known is battling an addiction contact Howard Thistle, Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation’s NIHB Navigator, at 1-855-675-5743 or 1-709-679-5743 to find out more about NNADAP.