Our Healing program at Royal Life Centers follows the teachings of Wellbriety’s White Bison-certified cultural education curriculum. Through Wellbriety, our program illustrates the origins and influencing factors of Native American substance use as a means of drug and alcohol addiction recovery.
Our staff of substance use disorder professionals (SUDP) perform substance abuse assessments, dual diagnosis evaluations, and create individualized treatment plans with each guest. At Royal Life Centers, we aim to develop and promote a reassuring atmosphere in a culturally based environment to encourage beneficial behavioral changes so that our guests may regain fulfilling relationships within themselves, their families, and their communities.
We are proud to say that our Healing program reconciles our guests with traditional Native cultural practices and customs. In doing so, guest involvement and collaboration, participation in tribal ceremonies and events, and educational courses promote healing and growth from within.
Holistic Treatment for Healing
Royal Life Centers’ Healing program focuses on the holistic recovery of our tribal guests through traditional, evidence-based treatment practices. Within the Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps, our Wellbriety-trained staff educate our guests on prevention, preparation, and harm reduction tactics regarding alcohol and drug addiction.
We at Royal Life Centers are proud to be one of ten Wellbriety certified substance abuse treatment centers as it affords us the opportunity to honor the centuries-old traditions of holistic healing for any and all tribal members in need of SUD treatment.
Wellbriety & White Bison
The Wellbriety Movement was formed as a way to fill the gap in Native American healthcare, providing culturally-based healing for current and future generations of Indigenous people.
Traditional Customs –
The Cycle of Life
The 4 Directions
4 Seasons of Recovery
AA in Indian Country
How to Conduct Talking Circles
Cultural Allegories –
Story of the Orange Frog
Female-focused Motivations –
Women Taking Their Power Back
As a center of excellence, White Bison offers training in the necessary tools and resources that promote sustainable and beneficial growth within Native American Communities.
White Bison is the Wellbriety Movement’s internationally recognized training institute that provides education and certifications for Wellbriety’s culturally-based healing curriculum to substance use treatment programs and grassroot activists. White Bison embodies the Wellbriety Movement, striving to spread awareness and native-based education to reconnect indigenous people to the traditions and customs that allowed their ancestors to flourish and coexist in nature, their communities, and as individuals.
White Bison Training Programs:
- Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps
- Mending Broken Hearts
- Warrior Down (Recovery Coach)
- The Red Road to Wellbriety (Education)
The Opportunity to Heal
Native American addiction treatment should be individualized to include a foundation of culture, tradition, and values alongside the evidence-based practices found in quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.
Our dedication to providing compassionate care to 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.
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.
Reach Out To Join Our Healing Program
Royal Life Centers is in-network with Shasta Insurance and the Healthcare Management Administration (HMA). We also have a collaborative relationship with IHS (Indian Health Services) and are fully willing to work with other insurance providers in order to get you into our Healing program for treatment. Should our admissions team find that your insurance plan is out of network we will work relentlessly on your behalf to come to an agreement with your provider.
Royal’s Healing Program Point of Contact
If you are looking to seek treatment for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to reach out to our Corporate Liaison for tribal members, Dominic Milano. Dominic is certified by the White Bison organization with over five years of experience in the addiction treatment field. As an addiction specialist, Dominic works within our admissions department as the point of contact for tribal members. He collaborates with tribes, insurance providers, and you to ensure that you receive the quality addiction treatment you need.
Please contact Dominic Milano for additional information and assistance in entering our healing addiction treatment program.