We offer a culturally oriented program that is designed to instill pride and empowerment to our families. In our seven-week treatment program each week includes a traditional teaching and they are as follows:
Week One – Assessment – Respect
Week Two – Addictions – Truth
Week Three – Relationships – Love
Week Four – Feelings – Honesty
Week Five – Grieving – Wisdom
Week Six – Self-Awareness – Humility
Week Seven – Relapse Prevention – Courage
The traditional teachings permeate throughout our weekly programming.
Within the first week the teaching of respect is shared and imparts the message that we need to have respect for each other and our differences. We intake families from different provinces and different communities, many of whom have different ways of seeing things and doing things, so understanding what it means to be respectful and why we need to show respect helps to set the tone in all that we do as we interact with one another. The teaching of Respect helps us to create an atmosphere where all can feel safe.
The second week focuses on the teaching of truth. Within the second week individuals are asked to look at their addictions and their behaviours. It is important to be truthful with others but more important to be truthful with self. Only when we are truthful with ourselves are we truly able to be open about ourselves and open to change.
The Third week focuses on the teaching of Love and Relationships more specifically family relationships. The treatment centre believes that the foundation to strong and healthy families is that all within the family are valued. No matter what is occurring in a family the common thread the keeps them together is their love for one another.
The Fourth week focuses on the teaching of honesty and how we need to be honest with ourselves and our families about our feelings. Learning to communicate respectfully and honestly empowers families to work through the difficulties they may be having.
The fifth week focuses on Grief and the teaching of wisdom. Many of our families have experienced multigenerational losses. Loss of any kind leaves an individual feeling empty. The teaching of wisdom tells us that we know as individuals what it is that we need to heal.
The Sixth week of treatment focuses on the teaching of humility. Many have self-esteem issues such as grandiosity or low self-worth so we teach the families that all people are equal beings deserving of equal respect and acknowledgement. We assist in identifying families’ strengths and weaknesses and in doing so they achieve self-awareness; thus appreciating humility.
The Seventh week focuses on the teaching of courage. When families are preparing to embark on their own with their newly learned skills they are asked to recognize and keep in mind the courage they have shown in their endeavours to make healthy changes in their lives.
We are a family treatment centre, dedicated to teaching families about the good life, “Mino Pimatiziwin”, and that happiness can be obtained through a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.