Alcohol/Substance Abuse (MRC)
This program uses a holistic approach to provide treatment services to individuals and their families, believing that the entire family plays a role in the recovery process. Outpatient and continuing after-care, family counseling and prevention are integral facets of this program.
Community Based Services
Maniilaq Alcohol Safety Action Program (MASAP): Maniilaq Alcohol Safety Action Program (MASAP): This program works with the Alaska Court System and screens DUI and other alcohol related misdemeanor offenders. Referrals are made for tribal members and other individuals to complete a correspondence course or a substance abuse/dependency assessment based on the screening results. The outreach program works with tribal members and other individuals and family members to assist with the transition from treatment to community.
Juvenile Alcohol Safety Action Program (JSAP): Juvenile Alcohol Safety Action Program (JSAP): This program works with the Alaska Court System to provide screening, assessments, educational classes, and outpatient services to tribal members and other individuals under the age of 21 who receive citations for Minor Consuming Alcohol.
Mavsigvik Recovery Program
Established through a grant from the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Mavsigviq program, located at the old Spud Farm, is a Family Recovery Camp where tribal members and families struggling with the disease of addiction can begin the healing process while living a traditional native lifestyle.
Rural Human Services
Rural Human Services provisions a counselor in every village to help with prevention, coordination, and community support activities and, in some villages, outpatient treatment. RHS classes are held in Kotzebue through Chukchi University. These classes assist to further the education and skill levels of village counselors and other interested community members.
Treatment Related Services
Social Model Detoxification: Social Model Detoxification: Social Model Detoxification is maintained 24 hours a day and provides individuals a safe place while they withdraw from the effects of alcohol or other drugs. Because MRC does not have medical staff on the premise, individuals must receive a medical clearance from the hospital prior to admission into detox services.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (MATVR) Program provides vocational rehabilitation services to tribal members and other individuals with disabilities, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment including self-employment and return to traditional subsistence activities.
Project Life is a three-year (2006-2009) youth suicide prevention program that is part of Maniilaq Behavioral Health Services. It is funded through appropriations under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act for youth suicide prevention,and administrated through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Maniilaq Association has made suicide prevention a top priority. Visit the Project Life website to learn more. www.projectlifealaska.org
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