The Benbowopka Treatment Centre

Our History

In 1990 the Anishnabie Naadmaagi Gamig Substance Abuse Treatment Centre opened its doors as an abstinence based program. Now known as Benbowopka Treatment Centre, it provides a culturally based harm reduction model of services to those seeking residential treatment for substance abuse. Our program is part of a continuum of addictions service being delivered by North Shore Tribal Council.

The Benbowopka Treatment Centre

Our History

In 1990 the Anishnabie Naadmaagi Gamig Substance Abuse Treatment Centre opened its doors as an abstinence based program. Now known as Benbowopka Treatment Centre, it provides a culturally based harm reduction model of services to those seeking residential treatment for substance abuse. Our program is part of a continuum of addictions service being delivered by North Shore Tribal Council.

The Benbowopka Treatment Centre

Our History

In 1990 the Anishnabie Naadmaagi Gamig Substance Abuse Treatment Centre opened its doors as an abstinence based program. Now known as Benbowopka Treatment Centre, it provides a culturally based harm reduction model of services to those seeking residential treatment for substance abuse. Our program is part of a continuum of addictions service being delivered by North Shore Tribal Council.

“A spiritual base has provided an answer for many Anishnawbek, and could be an answer for more. We need to get back to our culture … We have to look to our beliefs, not to the books of others for solutions to alcoholism.”

William Toulouse, Elder, Sagamok First Nations

Admission

The Benbowopka Treatment Centre requirements for admission into our treatment program consists of the following:

  • All clients be stabilized from withdrawal symptoms prior to the intake admission date.
  • Individuals on prescribed medication for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or bi-polar disorder must be stabilized.
  • All referral package information must be completed.
  • All court dates must be dealt with prior to admission. We do not participate in mandated treatment as a condition for bail/parole or as the means for release from incarceration. All other legal conditions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients on probation must ensure that a copy of their probation order is included with the completed referral package.

The Referral Process

We accept referrals from individuals or community professionals/helpers that are assisting an individual to find residential treatment for their addiction. Simply fill out all the information on the Referral Form below and once completed it will be sent to one of our intake workers who will contact you regarding next steps in the referral process.

Download Referral Form

Once completed, please send us the completed form through one of the following ways:

1. Email it to rdegagne@benbowopka.com

2. Phone 705-356-1681

3. Fax it to 705-356-1684

If you would like more information about the Benbowopka Treatment Centre or are interested in arranging a stay or finding scheduling information, please visit us at benbowopka.com.

Admission

The Benbowopka Treatment Centre requirements for admission into our treatment program consists of the following:

  • All clients be stabilized from withdrawal symptoms prior to the intake admission date.
  • Individuals on prescribed medication for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or bi-polar disorder must be stabilized.
  • All referral package information must be completed.
  • All court dates must be dealt with prior to admission. We do not participate in mandated treatment as a condition for bail/parole or as the means for release from incarceration. All other legal conditions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clients on probation must ensure that a copy of their probation order is included with the completed referral package.

The Referral Process

We accept referrals from individuals or community professionals/helpers that are assisting an individual to find residential treatment for their addiction. Simply fill out all the information on the Referral Form below and once completed it will be sent to one of our intake workers who will contact you regarding next steps in the referral process.

Download Referral Form

Once completed, please send us the completed form through one of the following ways:

1. Email it to rdegagne@benbowopka.com

2. Phone 705-356-1681

3. Fax it to 705-356-1684

If you would like more information about the Benbowopka Treatment Centre or are interested in arranging a stay or finding scheduling information, please visit us at benbowopka.com.