New Day Treatment Center
Oshki Gijigad

Inpatient Services

Oshki Gijigad (New Day) is a residential facility located in a country setting, half a mile from the Village of L'Anse, Michigan.  New Day has nearly 30 years of experience providing Substance Abuse Services for Native Americans living in the Bemidji Region (Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the northern part of Illinois) as well as non-natives living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Some general information about our program services:

  • State Licensed and CARF Accredited
  • 18 bed capacity
  • Approximately six week program
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Therapy seven days a week
  • Certified counselors on staff

New Day has a cultural consultant on staff and a Sweat Lodge on site.  New Day also offers Native American cultural teachings and offers transportation to local ceremonies and events (upon prior staff approval).

Outpatient Services

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Substance Abuse Programs Outpatient Services offer services to all community adolescents age 9-17 and adults.  Individual counseling is available.  Length of Outpatient Treatment is determined on an individual assessment for continuing sobriety.  

Services are available Monday–Friday, 8am –4:30pm. Evening Hours are available upon request.  Information and scheduling of appointments can be obtained by contacting 906-353-8121.

KBICSAP Intensive Outpatient

IOP is a three day a week program, three hours each day. The day will be Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays between the hours of 1:00pm-4:00p.m. The program lasts for eight weeks.

IOP is a more intensive level of treatment than regular outpatient, or a lower level of care from partial hospital program.  This level of care is helpful as a transition back to the community, along with strengthening coping skills or introducing new ones.  The program length is based on client/staff agreement for 8 weeks, depending upon individual need.

Groups are designed to focus on the "here and now", assisting in identifying problems and formulating solutions for a healthier future.

The goal of this program is to help the client in making changes and decisions which will lead to a happier life.  The treatment plan will involve the client in creating a care plan which will focus on some of these needed changes.  Groups will be used to assist in confronting issues that brought the client into IOP.  Forms of treatment are created to meet the goal of improving functioning at life.

Schedule will be:
Mondays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm = 3 hours
Tuesdays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm= 3 hours
Thursday  1:00 pm-4:00 pm= 2 hours

One individual session will be scheduled weekly M-F between the hours of 8-4:30= 1 hour

For a total of 9 hours weekly.

Groups include instilling a sense of hope, provides a safe and supportive environment to acquire information and/or obtain personal insight.  Topics will fall into four categories:

  • Addiction Education
  • Behavioral therapy/skills
  • Mental Health Management of day to day stressors
  • Improving interpersonal effectiveness and spiritual/holistic wellness

Mental Health goal is to increase knowledge of issues related to mental health, current life stressors and help assist the client in being proactive in their own treatment.  Nutritional balance, medications, education, relaxation techniques, communication and organization.  

Admission Criteria
Participants Must:

  • Exhibit a diagnosed Substance Use Disorder
  • Determined to require intense level of care
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain sobriety in IOP
  • Medically stable with no evidence of acute substance withdrawal or other active medical problems
  • Have psychosocial support to benefit from treatment, includes adequate housing and transportation
  • Demonstrate emotional and behavioral regulation without a history of aggressive behavior
  • Not have a history of legal charges that demonstrate physical/ aggressive/ assaultive behavior or exploitation of others
  • Agree to program guidelines including random drug screening and AA/NA attendance
  • Be free of risk for self-harm or suicidal/homicidal behavior  

IOP provides an alternative to residential treatment and is appropriate for clients with substance use issues who require more structured programs.  KBICSAP is staffed with qualified professional staff members and support personnel.  Our therapeutic groups are facilitated by experienced counselor.

Treatment Philosophy

We believe that chemical dependency is a disease, and this disease creates an imbalance and disharmony in one's life.  

We believe this disease can be treated and that people, if given the opportunity, will create honest, sincere changes in their lives.  
We believe that the client is the most important part of the treatment team and believe the clients' input is vital to our program with regards to:

  • Quality of care
  • Outcome
  • Satisfaction of the person served

Our primary goal is to lessen or eliminate the problems caused by substances and substance abuse.  Our objectives with this problem include:

  1. Education
  2. One-to-One counseling
  3. Group counseling
  4. Assessments
  5. Treatment planning

Another goal of our program is to assist individuals to regain or gain balance and harmony back into one's life through providing a treatment environment that is safe and secure so individuals can feel loved and accepted, and improve feeling of self-esteem.  Our program has policies and beliefs that emphasize a staff that is certified, trained and adhere to a professional code of ethics.

Services provided at New Day Treatment Center and KBICSAP Outpatient Department are inclusive in the four aspects of life: We believe that people ultimately would like to benefit physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  Our treatment philosophy is to encourage individuals to use the 7 grandfather teachings in order to accomplish this goal.  

  1. Wisdom  
  2. Love
  3. Respect
  4. Bravery
  5. Honesty
  6. Humility
  7. Truth  

Spring 2019:
Oshki Maaji house
(New Beginning)

The Oshki Maaji (New Beginning) halfway house is currently under construction and scheduled to open in July of 2019.

Contact Us

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KBICSAP/New Day Treatment Center
16025 Brewery Rd.  
L'Anse, Mi 49946

Intake Phone: (906) 524-4411 x211
Alternate Phone (if you can't get through on main) (906) 201-7059
Fax: (906)524-4415
Toll Free: 1-800-257-5410
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