Culture-Based Practice Series Guidebook on Protocols for Indigenous Practitioners Specific to Substance Abuse Treatment, Cultural Interventions, and Healing





The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) and the National Youth Solvent
Abuse Program (NYSAP) were founded on the principle that Indigenous-specific cultural practices drawn from an Indigenous world view would provide the best route to wellness for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. The evidence suggests an even split between First Nations clients who prefer culture-based treatment services and those who do not; therefore, it is important to clarify expectations concerning cultural practices and protocols in a substance abuse treatment setting.


Culture, Culture as Foundation, NNADAP, NYSAP