Indigenous Support / Wellbriety

Wellbriety simply means being sober and well. The “Well” part of Wellbriety is the inspiration to go on beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a life of wellness and healing every day.

Our Many Healing Blankets Program is the first in Canada to be certified in the Wellbriety Recovery Program!

The main focus of this program is to provide a cultural connection to anyone who is requesting help in their healing journey.
It is indigenous-led but welcomes all people to its teachings.

As a non-indigenous organization operating an indigenous program, we all had much to learn about each other as our Many Healing Blankets Program evolved. Today the program reflects the organization’s mission and the protocols of the ceremony.

The activities of this program include:
• Smudging and Prayers
• Individual and Family Support
• Monthly sweats at the sweat lodge at Fort Normandeau
• Wellbriety groups
• Annual Spring Feast at Fort Normandeau
• Support to Remand Center


We are honoured to be the first organization in Canada to be certified by White Bison to offer the Wellbriety Recovery Program.

The 3 healing journeys of Wellbriety are:

1. Medicine Wheel + 12 Step Program

This cultural 12 Step program is based upon the Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change.

Each of the 12 Steps is presented from the perspective of the value that it reflects: Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Forgiveness, Justice, Perseverance, Spiritual Awakening, and Service.

2. Warrior Down

The goal of the Warrior Down program is to build a continuous support network for people transitioning from addiction treatment, other forms of detention, or from prison to parole. The intent of this program is to help prevent relapse and recidivism.
This peer to peer program is designed to not only help the warrior in their recovery but also to strengthen the recovery of the people on the response team.

3. Mending Broken Hearts

The Mending Broken Hearts program provides culturally-based healing from grief, loss, and Intergenerational Trauma.
For information on the Wellbriety Program please contact our office at

4. Cultural Ceremonies

Cultural Ceremonies are an integral part of wellbriety programming. We believe culture is prevention and culture is cure for more information about upcoming ceremonies contact Hans at Safe Harbour.

Wellbriety Circles for Detox Guests

  • Mondays

    10:30 am

  • Wednesdays

    10:30 am

  • Fridays

    3:00 pm

  • Location

    Safe Harbour Society – Detox
    5246 43 Avenue
    Red Deer, Alberta

Wellbriety Circles for the Community

  • Wednesdays

    6:00 pm

  • Location

    Red Deer Native Friendship Society (RDNFS)
    4808-51 Avenue
    Red Deer, Alberta

  • Fridays

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Location

    Urban Aboriginal Voices Society
    #110 – 4711 51 Avenue
    Red Deer, Alberta

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