Native American Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative

a Stand 4 Recovery program

Each month 15 to 20 applicants will be provided access to long-term, evidence-based and culturally appropriate treatment.

What is the Native American Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative?

The Native American Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative (NADARI) is a nonprofit resurgence effort that aims to bring wellness and recovery to Native American communities under the attack of drug and alcohol addiction. The NADARI Assistance Program provides Native American and Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives suffering from substance use disorder and underlying mental health related issues with proper evidence-based and culturally appropriate treatment that is focused on healing historical/inter-generational trauma and unresolved grief. Apply For Assistance Here

More About the Native American Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative

In a much needed effort to bring lasting recovery and wellness for Native American communities under the attack of drug and alcohol addiction, Stand 4 Recovery and Healing The Circle Workshops have partnered to conceive the Native American Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiative (NADARI) a resurgence effort in response to the overwhelming death rate of Native Americans from alcohol and drug overdoses.

The initiative combines integral components of the SBIRT screening model, the 12 Steps of Recovery and Social Model, and the Wellbriety Curriculum.

The Assistance Program is provided on a first come first serve basis. While all fundraising and advocacy efforts will be made to aid applicants who are highly motivated to complete long-term treatment, some small financial contributions may apply. The duration and length of stay in treatment is determined based on medical and clinical necessity. 

The initiative aims to: 
  1. Increase access to effective long-term treatment.
  2. Ensure treatment is suitable for individual needs.
  3. Address underlying intergenerational trauma and unresolved grief.
  4. Provide a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American and Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives.

NADARI is now accepting applications from members of Federally Recognized tribes in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisianna, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. 

All applications for the NADARI Assistance Program must be submitted online.  

Important Statistics

  • 1 in 10 Native Americans die from alcohol or drug overdose.
  • Native Americans have the highest reported rates of substance abuse, PTSD and depression compared to any other group.
  • Epigenetics has uncovered scientific proof that intergenerational trauma among Native Americans is real and their historical trauma is a contributing cause for high rates of development of co-occurring substance use disorders, depression and PTSD.
  • Between 1999 and 2015 Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw a five-fold percentage increase in overdose deaths.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates the increase during that period was higher for Native Americans than any other group with only 2.5 percent admission to treatment.