Native American Alcohol and Drug Treatment Track
Native Americans with substance use disorders may benefit from treatment that is sensitive to their traditions and culture. Because of this, Tarzana Treatment Centers offers an alcohol and drug treatment track centered on Native American ceremonies and traditions. Our Native American treatment services are covered by Access to American Indian Recovery (AAIR). Best of all, these services are provided by TTC staff of Native American heritage and never contracted out.
Native Americans start on this treatment track as soon as they enter our facility for admission. An in-house Cultural Advisor assesses for tribal affiliation and familiarity, and assists to obtain official documentation. Contact is also established with Tribal Courts, Tribal Leaders, and Counselors so TTC can assist in meeting obligations to those entities.
If medical detoxification is necessary, addiction counselors are notified about special cultural needs and aftercare plans. Scheduled individual sessions include discussion of cultural needs, and can include the patient’s Cultural Advisor by request. We strive for a smooth transition from detox to residential or outpatient alcohol and drug treatment.
Whether our Native American patients require residential or outpatient treatment, our program includes classes and ceremonies that provide spiritual and physical wellness. Cultural Advisors are available throughout treatment, as well. Weekly Wellbriety classes include the following:
- Twelve Step work
- Talking Circle
- Instructional videos
- Red Road spiritual videos
- Cultural lectures
- Drumming and singing
Our Sweat Lodge is available for purification ceremonies to promote physical well-being and spiritual healing. We even provide transportation to outside Pow Wows and local cultural events. Participation in these traditional events has proven effective in treatment for Native Americans who are both familiar with them and new to them.
Medication Assisted Treatment
When multiple relapse is an issue, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available. Patients may choose to take medications that reduce alcohol cravings or opiate cravings, or as a means of harm reduction. Tarzana Treatment Centers assesses each patient for eligibility to use Vivitrol for craving reduction, or Methadone Maintenance for harm reduction.
Tarzana Treatment Centers also provides telemedicine which may be a benefit to individuals who live in remote locations and have internet access. While this is not a part of the standard Native American Alcohol and Drug Treatment Track, it is important to note the availability. The only equipment needed is an internet connection, standard webcam, microphone, and speakers. By video conference, patients can access online addiction treatment, online mental health therapy, and online medical care.
Please call us for a free assessment at 888-777-8565 or contact us by email here. Also any questions related directly to our Native American approach to treatment, you may contact our Native American Outreach Worker Anthony Ruiz, Cherokee nation/Yaqui, at (818) 996-1051 ext 3902 or (818) 618-4182.
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.