The Opportunity to Heal
Native American addiction treatment should be individualized to include a foundation of culture, tradition, and values. The essence of Native American culture is the concept that everything is spiritual. We work tirelessly with our guests to reconnect their spirit to all things around them.
Our dedication to providing compassionate care those who seek our help is extended to reach tribal members who deserve a full opportunity to experience a life of sobriety built on their cultural beliefs and foundation of values.
The Wellbriety Movement
The Wellbriety Movement is a wellness initiative that gave way to White Bison and teaching others methods to heal. The Wellbriety Movement promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing— regaining that interconnectedness that allows for a fulfilling, meaningful sober lifestyle. Royal Life Center is aligned with the Wellbriety Movement, as our hopes for any and all people struggling with substance abuse and addiction is to rebuild a happy, healthy, and meaningful life in sobriety.
White Bison Certification
Royal Life Centers is committed to being the best addiction treatment provider in the industry. We strive to be knowledgeable, understanding and educated in all aspects of our holistic approach, which includes learning about cultural factors that could make or break the effect of addiction treatment for some of our tribal member guests. An understanding and knowledge of Native American culture allows us to provide individualized, targeted treatment for our native guests. White Bison certification is a foundation that can be adapted to meet the needs of any tribal member; beyond White Bison, we add in more aspects of tradition, ceremony and community.
Mending Broken Hearts
Mending Broken Hearts is a certification gained from a White Bison and Wellbriety Movement training course. Mending Broken Hearts focuses on an approach to addressing intergenerational trauma for the purpose of healing. Mending Broken Hearts teaches about the trauma from stripping away the culture, interconnectedness, elders’ teachings, spirituality, language, values and ceremonies from Native Americans. Historically, this trauma occured generations ago, as a consequence of mission and boarding schools that the Native American youth were forced into. This shift resulted in trauma— the taking away of an identity, values, having native languages silenced, even sexual and physical abuse.
The pain from this trauma is still felt, seven generations later. We are committed to breaking this cycle. Some of the biggest roadblocks to addiction treatment for Native Americans are addressing this intergenerational trauma, the generations of substance abuse and addiction, generations of shame and generations of abuse. We use the knowledge from this training to address the very real and ever-present root emotions of anger, guilt, shame, and fear— so that we can make room for healing.
Medicine Wheel and 12-Step Program
The medicine wheel in Native American culture is a sacred symbol that represents healing and health. Often, the medicine wheel is regarded as a representation of all knowledge of the universe, a true symbol of hope and healing— for those who seek it. The medicine wheel’s symbolism can vary from tribe to tribe, as it is up to their interpretation. The medicine wheel has four directions: north, east, south and west. Each of these directions is a marker for many other attributes of that section of the medicine wheel.
Many people recognize the four directions as representative of…
- the stages of life
- birth, youth, adult, death
- aspects of life
- spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual
- the natural elements in our world
- fire, earth, air, water
- the seasons
- winter, spring, summer, fall
- ceremonial plants
- sweetgrass, tobacco, cedar, sage
The medicine wheel and 12-step program is another certification that is focused on healing the pain in communities (hurt, violence, suicide, the impact of addiction, etc.) and provide a program geared specifically to model a 12-step approach that has a cultural foundation. This adjusted 12-step program is based on teachings of the medicine wheel, the cycle of life, the Four Laws of Change, and ceremonial practice. Including culture, tradition, and values into this 12-step approach proves to be the missing piece for many tribal members who need more of a tailored approach to a traditional 12-step program of recovery.
Royal Life Centers is in-network with Shasta insurance and HMA. We also have a relationship with IHS (Indian Health Services) and will work with whichever insurance provider you have to get you into treatment. If we find that we are out of network with your provider, our team will work tirelessly to find a way to help you.
Our tribal specialist is waiting to hear from you. Please contact Dominic Milano for help getting into our addiction treatment programs, he will set you up for success. You can also expedite the process by filling out the form below, which will contact Dominic Milano directly and provide him with the information he needs for an immediate insurance verification.