Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

First Nations and Aboriginal Youth and Substance Use

This webinar covers the following:

  • Looks at an innovative school-based opiate treatment and maintenance program designed for – and by – Aboriginal people using Suboxone buprenorphine/nalaxone) in a high school-based setting
  • Approach to treatment using low-dose, short-term Suboxone combined with cultural, educational and spiritual supports
  • Highlights elements that contribute to its success while acknowledging the challenges
  • Based on an evaluation that reviewed student’s medical charts and interviews with students, school administrators and health professionals involved with the program