Alcohol and drug treatment for Native Americans
raised and living in urban areas is more effective when they are introduced to their ancestors’ culture and tradition. Alcohol dependence
and drug addiction
tend to include identity confusion or even a loss of identity. So, Native American roots have a literal “grounding” effect that helps build a solid foundation for recovery.
Personal identity is how we see ourselves. A disconnect with identity that occurs within alcoholics and drug addicts needs to be repaired during treatment so they can find self worth. It motivates them to continue in recovery even through the most difficult of times because life has new value.
Urban Native Americans may be several generations removed from the reservation, and have little or no ties to the roots of their respective tribes. Public prejudices that still exist in our society, even though they have decreased, can have a negative impact on the identity of Native Americans. So individuals may experience identity confusion due to an inner struggle, or lose their identity out of denial.
Learning the ceremonies of their ancestors during alcohol and drug treatment
has proven effective for Urban Native Americans. Positive feelings become associated with cultural roots, and healing can begin based on a real identity. The identity is new and wonderful for most, and it provides sharp focus where there used to be none.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides alcohol and drug treatment services for Native Americans. We know that Native American ceremonies and traditions
tend to be spiritually based, aiding in the process of recovery along with identity discovery. This also helps patients with co-occurring
mental health disorders to discover troubling issues.
For more information on our Native American alcohol and drug treatment services, including alcohol
and drug detox
, please call us at 800-996-1051 or contact us here
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Ana.