White Bison, Inc. is a non-profit American Indian 501(c) organization
devoted to developing and distributing healing resources to Native America
since 1988. White Bison offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and
wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to Native American/Alaska Native
community nationwide. Our organization recognizes and encourages sober
community activities that celebrate Native American culture and traditions.
Each year Native American, individuals and families seek
access to Substance Abuse Residential Treatment for alcohol, drugs, gambling
and other addictions in both rural and urban areas. Currently, there are very
few Native American specific programs available for treatment, with the
exception of a couple well-known culturally specific programs out west. On a
weekly basis we receive phone calls from individuals and families hoping to
enter the “White Bison residential treatment program”. At this time, White Bison does not offer inpatient
After discussing with our team how we can help as a
Wellbriety Movement to meet the needs of our supporters, we came up with Wellbriety
Certified Treatment Centers (WCTC). Tribes, individuals and families
are seeking the Red Road to Wellbriety treatment approach! We have reached out nationally
to partner with culturally specific and non-Native inpatient treatment services
that provide beds to tribal people. We have developed a process to certify
treatment centers with the Wellbriety Approach. What we have witnessed is that
programs that have incorporated the Red Road to Wellbriety approach, have had
an increase of referrals due to the collaboration between White Bison and
residential programs. Here are our current WCTC to access if you are in need of
inpatient treatment: Volunteers of America in Sheridan,
Wyoming, New Directions for Women in
Costa Mesa, California, Native American
Rehabilitation Association in Portland, Organ and Northern Cheyenne Treatment Center in Lame Deer, Montana.
As Tribes move towards building sustainable inpatient
treatment services, we hope that you will join White Bison in our initiative to
provide Native American Culturally Specific Treatment to Native individuals.
You and your organization can help us by becoming a Wellbriety Certified
Treatment Center today!
For more information see the attached criteria or feel free to
contact White Bison by calling 877-871-1495, or emailing,- firstname.lastname@example.org!
See our criteria in the attachment below:CertifiedTreatmentCriteria.pdf (439KB)