Addictions Recovery Program

The Addictions Recovery Program (ARP) has a mission statement, “To create a healing environment by utilizing a holistic approach that promotes a cultural lifestyle free from addictions and restores a sense of pride in the Carrier and Sekani Culture.” We believe the Carrier Sekani culture and spiritual way of living, which honours and respects all of creation, will empower our communities and strengthen our First Nations. The integrated Health and Wellness Addiction Recovery Program, "Lhet’sut’en" is delivered by our multidisciplinary team consisting of clinical counsellors and cultural knowledge holders. We believe culture is healing and incorporate a blend of traditional healing practices along with evidence based best practices in addictions treatment reflective of our program's vision statement: "Culture is Healing."

During the summer months (April  to October), we offer residential treatment on Nadleh Whut’en territory on a beautiful and sacred site at Ormond Lake. Our camp dates for 2018 are as follows:

UPDATE: Camp One (1) is cancelled due to the amount of snow in our region, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused

  • Camp 1 – April 30 - May 27
  • Camp 2 – June 2- June 29
  • Camp 3 – July 3  - July 30
  • Camp 4 – Aug 3- August 30th
  • Camp 5 – Sept 4 - September 30
  • Camp 6 - Oct 6 - Oct 28th

During the winter months (November to April), our team visits member communities by request. We offer educational and support services with a focus on addiction, and one or two week treatment programs during the winter. Community visits are open to any northern British Columbia First Nations, based on our availability.

  • Grief and Loss
  • Addictions awareness
  • Identity
  • Self esteem
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Gambling
  • Shame and guilt
  • Effects of colonization
  • Suicide intervention and prevention
  • Lateral Violence
  • Family violence
  • Anger management
  • Co-dependency
  • Relationships
  • Overcome with depression
  • Understanding Brain chemistry to addiction solution

For more information about our program please contact us at, or call our Vanderhoof office at 250-567-2900.

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