Calgary Drug Treatment Court is cognizant of the unique history that First Nation’s people have experienced.
With this in mind, CDTC is able to make referrals to Aboriginal Addiction Treatment programs within the province.
First Nation’s and Metis participants are supported in their attendance at healing circles in the community, sweats and in seeking support from Elders. Treatment staff is knowledgeable about various funding sources for programs, education and counseling purposes.
They gave me the chance that I needed – it was like a reset button, they gave me the opportunity to start over, they gave me the guidance, acceptance, teaching me honesty and responsibility that is why I’m successful. I was also successful because I wanted to be.