Support Services

Phone: 907-442-7640

Kim Haviland


Phone: 907-442-7644

Phone: 907-442-7645

Rural Human Services
Phone: 907-442-7645


Alcohol/Substance Abuse

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 process.

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.

Outpatient: Provides 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

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 extended family.


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.