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White Bison

6455 N. Union Blvd, Ste 102 | Colorado Springs CO 80918 | Toll Free 877-871-1495


Substance Abuse Treatment Centers across the country have taken steps to become a Wellbriety Certified Treatment Center. They have met specific criteria by utilizing principles, methods and resources from the Wellbriety approach within their programs. White Bison receives inquiries on a weekly basis for referrals to residential treatment services. We refer individuals and families to our Wellbriety Certified Treatment Centers to assist Native Americans/Alaska Natives in finding treatment by using culturally-based approaches. Each year White Bison reassesses Wellbriety Certified Treatment Centers to ensure all requirements are continuously being met.

By sending clients to Wellbriety Certified Treatment Centers it means that these centers are guaranteed to:

  1. Include culturally-based Wellbriety curriculum, including:
    1. The Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps course, materials and related counseling
    2. Mending Broken Hearts course, materials and related counseling
    3. Warrior Down/Recovery Coach course, materials and related counseling
    4. 'The Red Road to Wellbriety: In the Native American Way’ and the supplementary workbook.
  2. Employ at least one individual of Native American ancestry;
  3. Provide individual counseling for clients;
  4. Provide access to a Native American Elder, who conducts ceremonies and provides teachings;
  5. Incorporate traditional Native American healing practices (smudging, pipe ceremony, sweat lodge, etc.);
  6. Establish aftercare plans by providing community referrals for continuous self-care; and,
  7. Ensure all counselors are trained in and incorporate culturally-based curriculum, including
    1. Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps Programs
    2. Mending Broken Hearts
    3. Warrior Down/Recovery Coach course
    4. 'The Red Road to Wellbriety: In the Native American Way’ study groups/circles.

2018 Wellbriety Certified Treatment Centers

Norther Rockies Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies offers services specifically designed for Native Americans through their Native American Cultural Enhancement Program (NACEP). The NACEP is intended to teach those struggling with alcohol, drugs or gambling addiction(s) to integrate the teachings from NACEP to get clean and sober. This Wellbriety Certified Treatment Center is located in Sheridan, Wyoming. To learn more about the NACEP program at Volunteers of American Northern Rockies, please click on their logo.

Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc.<

The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA) provides education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to Native Americans. NARA is a Native American owned and operated agency located in Portland, Oregon. All services are guided by their Cultural Director who trains and consults with staff on cultural competence and provides cultural programming or clients. To learn more about NARA, please click on their logo.

Northern Cheyenne Recovery Center

The Northern Cheyenne Recovery Center specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse for Native Americans. This center Incorporates cultural treatment components in their outpatient, inpatient and continuing care programs. This Wellbriety Certified Treatment Center is located in Lame Deer, Montana. To learn more about the Northern Cheyenne Recovery Center, please click on their logo.

New Directions for Women

New Directions for Women offers personalized and trauma-specific support for Native American women with substance use disorders. The staff at New Directions for Women have received training in the various philosophes of Native American societies and ensure that their knowledge is updated regularly. Women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with their dependent children can receive services at New Directions for Women. This facility was founded as a non-profit organization in 1977 and is located in Costa Mesa, California. To learn more about New Directions for Women, please click on their logo.


Over the past 32 years BreakAway, a comprehensive outpatient facility has helped thousands of individuals and families. Our comprehensive behavioral health services are designed to serve both adolescents and adults who suffer from substance abuse, dependency, sexual trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric and behavioral disorders. BreakAway individualizes each client’s treatment plan for their own personal needs and unique lifestyle.

Oregon Trail Recovery

Oregon Trail Recovery aims to ensure a safe environment where our clients can work on their substance addictions. During treatment, we assist them in utilizing the tools necessary to remain alcohol and drug-free long-term. We employ strength-based trauma informed therapies to continue to engage our clients in their recovery process. We have peer support staff available for them to connect with while in treatment and for support in building resources in the community. Our trained clinical staff commits themselves to the growth and wellness of our clients. We are blessed to offer a variety of curriculums; including several from White Bison. We also have PCTD (Pacific Crest Trail Detox, which is a 7-to-10-day process. We’re there with you every step of the way to lend support and guidance during this challenging process. Our program is done in a home-like environment with delicious home cooked “nutritious” food with a focus on helping each individual feel as comfortable as possible.

7 Summit Pathways

7 Summit Pathways Wellbriety program is an Indigenous-led, Native American culturally-based recovery program developed around traditionally appropriate sacred teachings. These personalized and trauma-specific healing teachings will include sweat lodges, pipe and fire ceremonies, and talking circles. As a Wellbriety certified treatment center, we incorporate the 12 steps of recovery into traditional medicine wheel teachings and practices.

Royal Life Centers

Royal Life Centers Royal Life Centers is a renowned CARF, Joint Commission, and NAATP accredited treatment addiction provider with facilities located in Arizona and Washington. Our program offers an integrated continuum of care that guides our guests through each stage of early sobriety. Royal Life Center’s complete spectrum of care includes Medical Detox, Residential Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Outpatient (OP), and Sober Living. “Because We Care,” we are centered in a holistic approach to the recovery of mind, body, and spirit. Services currently incorporated into our program include equine therapy, sober music studios, case management, yoga, employment assistance, GED guidance, legal aid services, and tribal healing. Led by certified instructors, our tribal healing program honors the spirit, traditions, and values of the Native American culture by incorporating Wellbriety groups, tribal beading, drum circles, dream catchers, and sweat lodge ceremonies. Honor the power of your voice and begin your journey with us today!

For more information please read our Requirements for Certification or contact info@WhiteBison.org

If your facility is interested in becoming a Wellbriety Certified Treatment Center, please contact info@WhiteBison.org.