Over the past three years, Three Affiliated Tribes has been sending tribal members out of state for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, according to Tribal Chairman Mark Fox.
On average, three to four tribal members each week are being sent to these facilities, he said. Now, service are available in north Bismarck. On Wednesday, the tribe held a grand opening ceremony for its new Good Road Recovery Center, an in-patient drug and alcohol treatment center.
The 20,114-square-foot facility features five buildings, including an administration center with group therapy rooms and cafeteria, as well as two separate male and female residential cottages.
The tribe invested $25 million in the center, which will house as many as 16 tribal members at a time. The facility includes individual sleeping units, as well as larger rooms where single parents can bring children. The length of stay will vary for each patient, according to Tillie Little Soldier, project manager for the tribe’s satellite office.
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