Substance Abuse Program
Substance Abuse Program's Staff
Substance Abuse Counselor:
phone: (775) 788-7600 x 107
Men's Only Substance Abuse Group
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Women's Only Substance Abuse Group
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Support Circle (Open)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Women's Only Support Circle (Victim Services)
10:30am - 11:30am
About The Substance Abuse Program
The NUI Substance Abuse Program is culturally sensitive and strives to ensure that clients are treated with respect. We recognize that addiction is a medical illness with physical, psychological, emotional, and social implications. Treatment is geared to educate individuals about their disease, as well as to assist them in developing the skills necessary to manage their lives without alcohol/ substances. It is only after life skills are taught that the individual can break the cycle of addiction and strive toward a healthier, satisfying and more productive life. The Substance Abuse Program is funded by grants from Indian Health Services.
Please Note, all Substance Abuse client information is protected by federal laws mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) AND Federal Reg. 42 CFR, Part 2.
The NUI Substance Abuse Program provides holistic individual, group, couples and family alcohol and substance abuse assessment, evaluation, prevention and evidenced-based outpatient treatment services; and is certified in five service levels (Level .05 Early Intervention – Adults, Adolescents; Level I Outpatient Treatment – Adults, Adolescents; and Evaluation Center). To ensure that clients receive other alcohol and substance abuse services not available at NUI (i.e. Intensive Outpatient and/or Residential Treatment), referrals are made when needed.
The NUI Substance Abuse Program uses the Diagnostic Criteria of the DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to assess for Substance Related and Addicted Disorders, and follows the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM) to determine appropriate level of care. Our Substance Abuse Counselor is a state licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Supervisor of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns.
Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, and Outpatient Treatment services are available to Urban American Indian/Alaskan Native Adults, Adolescents, Couples and Families. Services may include:
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse Assessments/Evaluations
- Individual/Group Counseling
- Family/Couples Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling
- Education (Alcohol/Drug Education, Relapse Prevention, Problem Solving, Coping Skills, etc.)
- Behavior Management Skills Training (Anger Management, Refusal Skills Training,
- Relaxation Training Techniques, etc.)
- Interpersonal Skills Training (Communication Skills, Assertiveness Training, etc.)
- Level II, II.X, III DUI Programming
- Crisis Intervention
- Community Outreach and Advocacy
- Referral Services
SPECIAL PROGRAMS/SERVICES AVAILABLE
ACRA Program - The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) is an evidenced/ researched based program available for Adolescents Ages 12-17 that may consist of 12-14 individual sessions with the adolescent, 1-2 sessions with the counselor and caretaker, and 2-3 sessions with the adolescent, caretaker and counselor. The adolescent learns new skills such as: Refusal skills, Problem-solving skills, Communication skills, Increasing Pro-social behavior, Relapse prevention skills, and can include anger management and job skills if desired.