Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association (NADACA) has provided addiction services in Mi’kmaw First Nations communities since 1971.

NADACA programming is designed to deal with all aspects of substance abuse, i.e. alcohol abuse, illicit drug abuse, prescription drug abuse and solvent abuse. Our mandate is to provide accredited certified indigenous addictions prevention, education, outreach, community and in-patient wellness programming to the First Nation population.

Our treatment philosophy is a unique strength based therapeutic wellness program, centered in traditional aboriginal values. Beliefs, tradition, culture, language and spirituality are recognized and respected. Our model builds on and affirms our power and strength to overcome addictions; as well as providing tools to reclaim self-worth, pride and wellness.

Glooscap First Nation
Acadia First Nation
Annapolis Valley First Nation

Meet Our Team

Dawna Prosper NADACA

Executive Director

Darlene Patles NADACA

EAP Coordinator
Community Education Data Entry

Wekatesk Augustine NADACA

Adolescent Education/Accreditation Coordinator

Jenna Doucette NADACA

Prevention Counsellor

Ramona Gould NADACA

Office Manager / Adminstrative Assistant

Vincent Stevens Sr. NADACA

Prevention Manager/Counsellor

Nellie Cremo NADACA

Financial Comptroller

Nelson (Inkin) Young NADACA

Prevention Counsellor

Kolby Mole NADACA

Prevention Counsellor

Goldy Simon NADACA

Prevention Counsellor

Tammy Rafuse NADACA

Prevention Counsellor

Noel (Bo) Denny Sr. Mi'kmaw Lodge

Treatment Counsellor

Darlene Marshall Mi'kmaw Lodge


Harriet Sylliboy Mi'kmaw Lodge

Financial Clerk

William Morrison Mi'kmaw Lodge

Treatment Counsellor

Norma Denny Mi'kmaw Lodge


William Gould Mi'kmaw Lodge


Nadine Bernard Mi'kmaw Lodge


Reginald Poulette Mi'kmaw Lodge

Night Manager

Lloyd Gould Mi'kmaw Lodge

Clinical Director/Treatment Counsellor

Jolita Lafford Mi'kmaw Lodge

Treatment Counsellor

Theresa Morris Eagles' Nest Recovery House

Clinical Director/Counsellor

Thomas Christmas Eagles' Nest Recovery House

Treatment Counsellor

Bernadette Syliboy Eagles' Nest Recovery House

Treatment Counsellor

Freda Simon Eagles' Nest Recovery House

Treatment Counsellor

Erika Palmater Eagles' Nest Recovery House

Weekend Attendant

Alycia Palmater Eagles' Nest Recovery House


Billie Jean Morrison Mi'kmaw Lodge

Weekend Program Assistant

Abraham (Goly) Paul Mi'kmaw Lodge

Weekend Program Assistant