Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2013

Analenisgi offers substance abuse treatment program

Analenisgi Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services offers outpatient substance abuse services through its substance abuse treatment program (SAT).  SAT takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am – 12pm.  The SAT program is for individuals who suffer from an addiction to alcohol or drugs and desires to live a sober lifestyle.

The program is open to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes who are over the age of 18.  Each participant is required to attend a total of 48 sessions (16 weeks) before they are eligible for completion and graduation.

SAT uses a comprehensive treatment approach which includes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (changing destructive thought and behavior patterns), education surrounding the addictive process, relapse prevention techniques, and 12 step program involvement.  In addition, SAT offers gender-specific groups on Fridays, where males and females separate into their own groups, each having a group facilitator.

Gender-specific groups have proven to be effective in addition treatment, especially with females, because they allow the participants a safe, and nurturing environment to deal with underlying issues that many substance dependent individuals deal with such as: domestic violence, sexual trauma, relationship issues, and self-esteem just to name a few.

“Analenisgi recognizes the importance of dealing with these underlying issues, along with addiction, and strive to integrate treatment techniques that will effectively meet the needs of each group participant,” said program officials.

This year alone, the SAT program has had six graduates, and the program continues to prove itself effective.  If you are interested in attending SAT, or need more information, contact Tom Hill, LPC, or Arlene Squirrell 554-6550.  All interested participants must first call Analenisgi to set up an appointment for intake before attending SAT.

If you are a professional in the community who is interested in volunteering to speak to or share your area of expertise with the SAT men’s and/or women’s group regarding any of the aforementioned topics, please contact Analenisgi.  Analenisgi related it strives to involve members of the community in our mission of promoting and encouraging wellness in families in the community.

– Analenisgi 

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