KBIC Substance Abuse Programs

KBIC Substance Abuse Programs


Located in the village of Barage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Substance Abuse Programs, also known as New Day Programs, provide inpatient and outpatient-based treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with chemical dependency. A Best-rehabs.com survey also indicated that the facility provides non-medical treatment for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns

Although the facility specializes in treating Native Americans in the service area, KBIC Substance Abuse Programs also accept Non-Native family members and descendants. The facility does not provide on-site detoxification services.


Upon admission, clients undergo a clinical assessment to determine an appropriate level of care and develop an individualized treatment program. If a client requires supervision and structure to acquire and maintain sobriety, the individual will likely be referred to the residential program. According to the facility’s website, KBIC Substance Abuse Programs blend Western treatment methods with traditional Native American practices that are “culturally appropriate, holistic, and tailored to meet the needs of the individual.”

During residential treatment, clients participate in a structured schedule of group, individual, and family therapy sessions that address the underlying issues that may be contributing to addictive behavior. In addition, clients may attend educational substance abuse classes and life skills workshops. If relevant, KBIC Substance Abuse Programs also facilitates HIV support and education groups, domestic violence groups, and marriage counseling sessions.

As a Native American-specific treatment program, KBIC Substance Abuse Programs incorporate a variety of culturally relevant principles and practicesinto programming. Along with attending spiritual and cultural teachings, residents participate in traditional sweat lodges, talking circles, tribal songs and dances, as well as traditional arts and crafts, such as bead work.

Once a resident successfully completes residential treatment, clinicians may encourage graduates to transition into an outpatient program to receive additional support. KBIC Substance Abuse Programs include both intensive outpatient programs and traditional outpatients programs. Outpatient-based programs involve Native American-influenced counseling and educational sessions.


While little information is available concerning the credentials of staff members, KBIC Substance Abuse Programs are facilitated by certified substance abuse counselors in collaboration with cultural consultants who are familiar with local Native American practices and philosophies.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.


The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided moderately positive reviews for most aspects of the facility. Out of five stars, the loved one gave four-star ratings for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders, its counseling options, and the staff’s level of experience and training. “Treatment effectiveness and accomodations were good,” the loved one wrote; however, they did offer more moderate three-star ratings for the amount of family participation.


The one employee polled by Best-rehabs.com to date agreed with these positive opinions, specifically the facility’s ability to treat individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders. The anonymous staff member gave a four-star rating for this aspect of the facility.


According to the facility’s website, most clients who enroll into Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Substance Abuse Programs are eligible for funding through Medicaid (Block Grant), an Access To Recovery (ATR) program, supplemental disability assistance, or Indian Health Services (IHS).

KBIC Substance Abuse Programs Reviews

Native American Tribal Program.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Treatment effectiveness and accomodations were good.