Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres was established in 1973 and prides itself on its 47 year history of providing exceptional addiction and mental health treatment services. PLTC offers an on-site medical detox, a 42 day adult residential treatment program, a specialized 90 day treatment program for young adults and Iskwew Healing Lodge – women’s aftercare facility.
Programs are conducted with an emphasis placed on respect for Indigenous natural laws, and traditional values. Through Ceremonies guided by Elders clients connect with culture, spirituality and themselves.
The medicine wheel teaches us that in order to live a healthy life we must have balance in the four dimensions of ourselves: the mental, the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. It is our belief that addiction destroys these dimensions and the only effective method of recovery is a wholistic approach. Our program combines traditional Indigenous spirituality with 12 Step programs (AA, NA, GA), informational lectures, and group therapy to help clients restore balance to their lives. It is also important to note that while our program focuses on Indigenous culture and spirituality, its principles are universal. Clients from all cultures, traditions and faiths are welcome.