About The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations

Healing Lodge CircleThe Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations (The Healing Lodge) is a 45-bed adolescent residential chemical dependency treatment center in Spokane Valley, Washington. We serve males and females ages 13-17 through our 90 to 120 day intensive inpatient treatment programs that are designed around individual youth’s needs. Although our primary focus is on the Native American population, our services are open to all adolescents.

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations offers three residential treatment programs that meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) criteria for Level III.5 intensive inpatient treatment. Funded by Indian Health Services and the State of Washington, and supported by local, state, and national partners, The Healing Lodge provides the best resources in training and assistance for alcohol and drug addicted youths.

The Healing Lodge is a consortium effort that was started by The Colville Confederated Tribes, The Spokane Tribe of Indians, The Kalispel Tribe, The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, The Nez Perce Tribe, and The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. The work done by The Healing Lodge strengthens families, empowers communities, and ultimately saves lives.

Mission Statement

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations is a Native American youth residential treatment facility which provides a safe and caring healing environment for all adolescents, and their families, in need. Our wellness program is grounded, daily, in balanced traditional, cultural and spiritual values and practices. These values and practices foster respect, honesty, generosity, strong cultural identification and hope for positive life changes. The Healing Lodge treatment program integrates traditional, spiritual and cultural values with chemical dependency counseling to create a holistic approach toward healing.

Philosophy of Treatment

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations believes that addiction disease is progressive and chronic and is not a symptom of some other problem. It is necessary to acknowledge that addiction may be accompanied by pre-existing or concomitant psychiatric or physical problems, which affect emotional, interpersonal, psychological, economic and personal well-being. These factors must be considered to adequately treat the individual for addiction or chemical dependency. Individuals that are addicted or chemically dependent today were most likely predisposed to the disease at birth. The disease is chronic, but progression can be stopped and the body can be allowed to experience internal and natural healing through proper diet, exercise, sleep and other healthy behaviors.