Please note: Due to confidentiality and anonymity reasons Tsow-Tun Le Lum will not post Intake dates and/or Application documents. The intake schedule and application forms are available upon request by referral workers ONLY: either by telephone (250) 390-3123 or by emaling

THUY NAMUT PROGAM  (Substance Abuse)


Grounded in native culture and tradition, this is a 40-day intensive residential program available to First Nations people. Holistic in nature, the program is for those who are ready to put substance abuse behind them. Through carefully developed therapy experiences that build on existing strengths and aspirations, each participant discovers their own unique pathway for continuing recovery from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

Included in the program structure are group and individual treatment experiences that promote:

  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Healing of old wounds
  • Building healthy relationships
  • An increased sense of self worth
  • Increased ability to master life's upsets
  • The development of a life plan
  • Freedom from past suffering
  • Cultural identity and appreciation
  • Learning new skills for effective living
  • Developing an alcohol and drug free personality


Admission Requirements

First Nations people, 19 years and older struggling with the effects of substance abuse are encouraged to apply. Those seeking admission are requested to obtain the support of one of the following:

  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • Band Social Worker
  • Community Service Worker, and
  • Community professional.


Application forms are available upon request by referral workers. A comprehensive application package will be sent for completion by you and your referral worker. Completed applications that include a written commitment of personal healing are carefully and respectfully reviewed by our treatment team. Assignment to upcoming scheduled groups is made taking into consideration special treatment needs and safety requirements of all possible participants.

Each applicant is requested to provide a medical report, indicating they are free from communicable diseases and that they are physically and mentally able to participate in an intense residential program. A minimum of two weeks being clean and sober is required to be considered for admission.


After Care

Those completing the program are assisted during the program to develop an after care plan that includes community, family and therapeutic support unique to their needs.