The National Youth Solvent Abuse Program (NYSAP) is a national residential in-patient treatment program. It is paired with community-level activities aimed at preventing youth solvent abuse. The goal of the NYSAP is to improve the quality of life and the functional abilities of people addicted to solvents.
The program helps First Nations youth with ongoing solvent abuse problems by providing:
- culturally appropriate treatment
- specialized treatment
- recovery programs
These treatments help to minimize the negative health effects and risks of solvent use.
In Canada, there are youth-focused treatment centres in all regions. They empower Aboriginal youth through a holistic healing program influenced by traditional Aboriginal values, beliefs and practices. Centres provide care for youth aged 12 to 25 years. The treatment cycle ranges from 4 months to 2 years depending on the level of addiction. Each centre follows a care approach that includes:
- post-treatment care
A patient's family is involved in the entire process.
The NYSAP includes an outreach program that educates community workers and families on solvent abuse. It provides follow-up with clients and their families.
For further information about this program please drop by the Health Centre or contact one of our NNADAP Workers