Mental Health and Addictions Worker
My name is Doug Davey from Moose Cree First Nation. I am a Mental Health and Addictions Worker for Mushkegowuk OMA's Askikan Land-Based Detox. the 7-day detox program is a trauma-informed healing program geared for Mushkegowuk members in the James Bay region. The program provides a holistic approach to healing and recovery, also dealing with core issues and intergenerational trauma. My position here will be to assist in coordination of service providers, assist in aftercare planning, coordinate cultural supports for participants and provide oversight for the Land-Based program.
We are in the planning and development stages for our aftercare program which will involve relapse prevention, mental health supports, counselling, land-based programming and various workshop formats. This will allow Mushkegowuk members to continue their healing and recovery after detox.
A lot of my experience and training was first introduced through the friendship centre movement, by going to men's sharing circles to maintain my sobriety and recovery at a young age. I attended Canadore College from the year 2000-2003, where I completed my dual-diploma program in the Addictions and Social Service Worker Program. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work in various roles at the grassroots level.
I follow a traditional lifestyle with my family, by honouring my grandparents by building and maintaining my spirituality with the Land and the wildlife.
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