Eabametoong First Nation

Site: Detox Centre - Mailing Address

Service: Suboxone Treatment Centre

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Operates a detoxification centre for community members addicted to Oxycontin 
  • Functions as a day program 
  • Provides a 4-bedroom house renovated into a detoxification centre that can treat 10 people at one time; includes a sauna on the property 
  • Offers the drug suboxone in place of methadone to minimize the effects of withdrawal
Program includes the following services: 
  • Intake 
  • Withdrawal treatment 
  • Counselling 
  • Aftercare
Also provides: 
  • Mental health and addictions counselling 
  • Referrals to other treatment centres and programs such as Nodin Child & Family Intervention Services in Sioux Lookout
Hours Health Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
Counselling and Aftercare: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Eabamet Lake
Eligibility Members of Eabametoong First Nation struggling with addictions issues, especially OxyContin/prescription drug addiction
  • Open to referrals from any source 
  • Requires completed registration package; name will be added to waiting list for program admission
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-242-1450 
Fax 807-242-8138
Website www.eabametoong.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Wanda Sugarhead, Detox Coordinator; Phone: 807-242-1333; Email: wanda.sugarhead@eabametoongfn.ca
Alternate Contact Robert Baxter, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-242-1333 ext 210; Email: robert.baxter@eabametoongfn.ca
Site Location Community is on N shore of Eabamet Lake, 155 km NE of Armstrong, 360 km N of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Eabametoong First Nation
Address Eabamet Lake
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Mailing Address c/o Detox Centre 
PO Box 179 
Eabamet Lake, ON P0T 1L0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established August 2011
Funding Federal - Health Canada ; Private - Eabametoong First Nation