Drugs and alcohol

The First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission has put in place a program to help health and social service workers in their efforts to implement measures that address drug and alcohol addictions in our communities. 

For more information about our services, please contact Sophie Pelletier:

National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) was created in 1982 by Health Canada and is managed by First Nations communities and organizations.

More than 500 programs, 52 treatment centres and 700 beds have been created through the NNADAP to decrease the rate of alcohol, drug and solvent addictions in our First Nations communities.  

The 700 addiction workers associated with the NNADAP, who are listed in the Directory of First Nations Addiction Workers, offer preventive activities, addiction treatments and follow-up care to prevent the recurrence of problems related to alcohol and drug use.  

Prevention efforts targeting young people

With the help of Health Canada, the First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission has created a number of publications designed to prevent substance abuse among young people: 

  • Aboriginal Youth: Alcohol and Drugs
  • Do you know synthetic drugs and their effects?
  • Making a sensible choice! - Designer drugs

National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week promotes healthy, drug-free lifestyles in our communities.  

Everyone should have the opportunity to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. To that end, several activities have been planned to raise awareness about and fight against drug additions.