MRC (Maniilaq Recovery Center) provides a continuum of services to assist individuals diagnosed with the disease of addiction. MRC realizes that addiction is a family disease and offers support services to family members and loved ones as well as those individuals diagnosed with addiction.
Services provided at MRC include; assessments, courts screenings, hospital screenings, detoxification, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment, residential treatment, outreach services, referral services, resource coordination, village wellness planning support, and education.
Assessment: Assessment is the first step in receiving treatment services at MRC. The assessment includes questions in the areas of physical health, emotional concerns, family history, alcohol and other drug use, criminal history, and spirituality. It takes approximately two hours to complete the assessment. The completed assessment includes a diagnosis and recommended level of treatment.
Community Based Services
Outreach: This component is sometimes referred to as aftercare or continuing care services. It is the final level of the recovery process for individuals who have completed a Residential or Outpatient program. The outreach program works with individuals and family members to assist with the transition from treatment to community. Much of the focus is on life skills, family relationships, relapse prevention, and community support resources.
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 individuals to complete a correspondence course or a substance abuse/dependency assessment based on the screening results.
Juvenile Alcohol Safety Action Program (JSAP): This program works with the Alaska Court System to provide screening, assessments, educational classes, and outpatient services to individuals under the age of 21 who receive citations for Minor Consuming Alcohol.
FASD Diagnostic Team: This team has been in the development stage for the past year. The team consists of a coordinator, physician, psychologist, physical therapist, public health nurse, and parent navigator. The team is ready to accept referrals and schedule appointments to begin the diagnostic process.
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. Individuals and families struggling with the disease of addiction go to the camp and begin the healing process while living a traditional native, subsistence, lifestyle.
Rural Human Services
The Rural Human Services (RHS) program is responsible for the provision of a counselor in every village. Village counselors provide an array of services including prevention activities, service coordination, 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 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.
Residential Treatment: Short-term(up to 90 days) resdidential
treatment is the most intensive type of treatment available in this reagion. That level of treatment
includes a combination of education and individuals and group worksessions.
Outpatient Services: Outpatient treatment offers educational classes
and individual counseling sessions about the effects of alcohol and other drugs. The
outpatient counselor assists clients in establishing a recovery program designed to
Village Sobriety Planning
Village Sobriety Planning: This program is a one time federal grant that supports the villages with their wellness gatherings and planning efforts. Support may include assistance with coordination, attendance at gatherings, providing available data, report writing, etc.
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