Without government support, Indigenous healing lodge forced to turn some women away – CBC

Without your basic needs you’re left to pull at straws’

Jun 20, 2018

At 19, Courtney Aubichon checked herself into a 90-day addiction program at Poundmaker’s Lodge, an Indigenous treatment centre near St. Albert.

When she hit three months sober in 2013, Aubichon said she realized she had changed — but the world she escaped had not.

As the final day of treatment loomed, she became frantic.

“I was really worried because I knew I had no safe place to go,” Aubichon said. ​”I changed, but nothing outside the treatment centre changed.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-poundmaker-iskwew-aboriginal-addiction-treatment-1.4713359

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