The Alcohol/Substance Abuse
program provides treatment services to individuals and their families
who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. The program uses a holistic
approach, and believes that the entire family plays a role in the recovery
Residential Treatment: Offers eight-week to ninety-day treatment
programs in which clients learn to live a positive, productive, subsistence-based
lifestyle without the use of alcohol or other drugs.
another stage in the continuum of care as part of the multidisciplinary
therapeutic approach to addition recovery.
Continuing Care: Sometimes
referred to as Aftercare, the final level of the alcohol and drug recovery
process for individuals who have completed a Residential or Outpatient
program. Continuing care utilizes individual and group counseling and
12 step programs.
Family Counseling recognizes that
alcohol and substance abuse is a family disease that affects more than
the individual addict. Family Counseling provides services to family members
and loved ones of addicted individuals via group and individual counseling,
emphasizing the importance of the supportive qualities of immediate and
The Prevention program educates the community,
especially school-aged children, about the dangers of alcohol and drug
abuse. The program also sponsors community activities that serve as alternatives
to alcohol and drug abuse.
Rural Human Services
Rural Human Services provides
counselors to every village in the Northwest Arctic Borough and Point
Hope. They offer assessments, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, prevention
activities, and general support services for the community.