The Pritchard House Treatment Program is Manitoba’s longest running program comprised entirely of staff who are of Native descent, for the treatment of addictions. During the 39 years of its existence, Pritchard House has given thousands of people a start on the road to healing. By using traditional Native methods (ie sharing circles, sweat lodges, ceremonies, etc.), in combination with current addictions treatment techniques and strategies, the staff of Pritchard House provide the finest care available. The counselors have diverse dimensions of experience, education and training in various areas which are helpful to their roles as counselors. The most predominant aspect of the program is that it provides a safe, addiction free environment where a person can concentrate on the problem at hand. The atmosphere is non-threatening and many begin the process of communicating their problems, feelings and lives in general with those around them. Individual counseling is consistently available as well as group counseling. An element of flexibility surrounds the program sessions in order to accommodate the needs of clientele from personal growth skills, to problem solving, to traditional values and its way of life, to discussion meetings of the program and a variety of topics. Summarily, the program has approximately 90% Native content. This includes Life Skills and Human Development, Native Spirituality, Speaker meetings, morning ceremonies, and so on. Residents can speak in their own language if they so choose. Residents are assigned a counselor for individual sessions. The program is five weeks in duration. Admittance dates are provided upon request. Referrals are usually screened and put on a waiting list. Counselors usually get in touch with potential residents as to the time and other logistics for entering the Pritchard House Treatment Program.