What is it?
The ARCHES’ Indigenous Recovery Coach Program is a recovery-oriented, community-based and culturally informed program designed to support individuals while in recovery.
Who is it for?
This program is for individuals who are working on your recovery from opioid substance use disorder, are FNMI (First Nations, Metis or Inuit), are 18 years of age or older, and have started or restarted OAT (Methadone or Suboxone).
The program offers:
- Recovery plans designed around the participants needs
- A strength-based harm reduction approach to support
- A focus on developing resources that support the participants recovery
- Opportunities to create or recreate links to traditional Indigenous wellness activities
- Connection to Indigenous Elders
- Transition navigator services to connect participants to resources
- Community wellness supports to participants (emotional, motivational, instrumental and community referral support)
What do Indigenous Recovery Coaches offer?
The Recovery Coaches focus on helping participants apply their newly acquired recovery skills in their living environment and help them resolve any issues or problems that can impact their recovery. Recovery Coaches also help participants stay engaged through their continuum of recovery, using techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and behavioral intervention practices. An Indigenous Recovery Coach functions the same as any other Recovery Coach, however, they approach this process from an Indigenous cultural lens.
Individuals can be referred to our program from community supports that they are connected to, or self-referral can be made. Participants will then meet with our team and we can discuss the next steps. If participants are not already on Methadone or Suboxone, we will help you to connect with a program that works or you.
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