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First Nations & Inuit Health

Substance Use and Treatment of Addictions

Some First Nations people and Inuit face challenges with alcohol, tobacco and drugs that harm their daily lives.

Health Canada gives funds to First Nations and Inuit communities for setting up and running treatment programs to help heal from abuse of alcohol, drugs and solvents. Through the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP), Health Canada provides services to First Nations and Inuit men, women and children who have, or are affected by, substance use or abuse problems.

Health Canada is also dedicated to helping First Nations and Inuit communities address the health risks from the misuse of tobacco by providing information and resources for them to develop tobacco-control programs that respect their traditions.

What Information is Available?

In this section, you will find information on the issues of use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and solvents. You will also be able to access the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Treatment Centre Directory which provides a summary of basic information on all in-patient treatment centres funded by the NNADAP.