Navajo Drug Treatment Center for American Indian Youth

July 1, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On July 1, 2001, The Denver Post reported on "a new cycle of 18 teens enrolled in 'Our Youth, Our Future,' a two-month program run throughout the year at" the Four Corners Regional Adolescent Treatment Center. "The center treats troubled American Indian youths for drug and alcohol dependence with an emphasis on the students' learning their culture and who they are, whether it be Navajo, Sioux, Apache or another tribe." The sweat lodge they enter is an ancient part of Navajo tradition and beliefs.