Sahatiha’hará:ne Detox Center
May 4, 2023 — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) is providing the community with an update on the status of the Sahatiha’hará:ne (Back on the Path) Detox Center. The Detox Center will be located at the former Group Home in the district of Kawehno:ke, located at 44 James Lane.
A detox facility is the first step in the substance use treatment process. This facility will provide a safe space for withdrawal management.
DOH administration is working closely with the Detox Center Program Manager, Bonnie Bradley, on moving the project forward as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Detox Center is currently undergoing renovations to accommodate the requirements for a detox facility. A tentative soft opening is anticipated for Spring 2023. A communication will follow notifying the community when the detox center is able to accept clients.
The Detox Facility will have fentanyl testing strips and naloxone kits available for anyone interested, based on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Fentanyl testing strips (FTS) are an effective method of helping prevent drug overdoses and reducing harm. FTS are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in various kinds of drugs. Naloxone kits are portable pouches containing an opioid antidote that can be administered nasally (inhalant) to revive an unresponsive person who is overdosing.
If you would like more information, or to pick up fentanyl testing strips and naloxone kits, please contact Sahatiha’hará:ne Program Manager, Bonnie Bradley, at 613-932-5050 ext. 1303.