Waapi Kani “Cedar House” Mental Wellness & Recovery Services

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The Waapi Kani “Cedar House” Mental Wellness & Recovery Services is a tribally operated alcohol and drug substance use treatment program. It is located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and operated by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The program strives to provide the high quality treatment services, as well as culturally-based and holistic treatment approaches.

Individuals seeking substance abuse treatment services with the Waapi Kani “Cedar House” must be a member of a federally recognized tribe, of tribal descent, and Indian Health Services eligible recipients.


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Angel Teton, Recovery Coach, talks about her experience with addiction, and how she was able to overcome it with the assistance of the Waapi Kani Treatment Center located in Fort Hall, Idaho. Now she is helping others in this  journey of recovery.

Take the Pledge, Help Fight Addiction.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes takes the opioid epidemic and substance use disorder seriously and are doing all possible to educate the public on ways to combat and fight addiction. You can show your support to those fighting addiction by adding your comment of support to this website and also on social media. It's time to lend support to those individuals and families struggling with addiction. Simply post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #stopoverdoseforthall and your post will be added to this page, helping others see what you have posted.


Using Culture in Recovery.

Jason Butler, Behavioral Health Manager, talks about the mission and vision of the program that helps Tribal members in Fort Hall work through addiction in various capacities.

Be Prepared: Save a Life.

Naloxone is a life saving drug that can be administered to someone who has overdosed on opioids. It is administered through a nasal spray and can be obtained by anyone who knows a person using opioids. It can save lives if administered once overdose occurs.

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Shantel Stone shares a story of recovery.

The story of recovery is personal, and Shantel Stone offers a view on recovery after living in active addiction. Her goal is to share her knowledge and support others on the path to recovery.
-Shantel Stone, Tribal Recovery Coach at Waapi Kani Treatment Center

FHPD Warns: Substances are Being Laced with Fentanyl.

“We are seeing more and more overdoses here on the Reservation, and some are related to the an increase in laced substances at the crime scene. We have seen a Fentanyl in Marijuana, in Meth, in Herion, and also in Dirty Thirties (Oxycodin laced with Fentanyl). Since it is many times more powerful than any other opioid people are overdosing more rapidly.”
Tierre Johnson, Fort Hall Police Department

Regional Partners in Change.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Disease Control
Patient-Centered Medical Home
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Smudge Me, Don't Judge Me.

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Words Matter When We Talk About Addiction:

"Research studies show that language matters when we talk about opioids and addiction. When talking to or about anyone with addiction please avoid using stigma. People with opioid addiction benefit from community support, non-judgmental healthcare providers, and a strong circle of relatives and relations who can walk the path to recovery with them."

In order to be a good support for people with opioid addiction, it is important to use kind and respectful language. Instead of saying "drug user," "addict," or "junkie," it is better to say "person who uses drugs," or "person with a substance use disorder."

Words with stigma are damaging and they label a person by one activity they do in life. The truth is that people who use drugs have families, hobbies, invests and futures outside of their drug use. Honor them as whole people.

Medicated Assisted Treatment in Fort Hall.

Wiley Petersen, Physician Assistant Assistant with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes discusses Opioid Use Disorder and tools that can be used to battle addiction, including the the Medicated Assisted Treatment program. Often addiction comes with stigma, and Wiley discusses how the team won't judge those seeking treatment. For people with Opioid Use Disorder the Four Directions Treatment Center located in Fort Hall, Idaho can assist. 

Reach Out For Help.

The Medicated Assisted Treatment program focuses on medical providers, prescription medication, case managers, counselors, peer support groups, and others to bring patients back to a normal and healthy lifestyle. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, know that recovery is possible. For members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, you may be eligible for treatment services through the Four Directions Treatment Center.


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Another Support: Our Recovery Coaches .

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.