1260 Ajijaak Ave, Petoskey, MI. 49770
1260 Ajijaak Ave, Petoskey, MI. 49770
|Randall Koch||Behavioral Health Program Manager||(231) email@example.com|
|Patrick Boda||Administrative Assistant||(231) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brenda Schoolcraft||Office & ATR Intake Coordinator||(231) email@example.com|
|Jeannie Norris MSW||Masters Level Counselor||(231) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim O’Brien-Sylvain, LLMSW||Masters Level Counselor||(231) email@example.com|
|Melissa S. Merchant, LLPC||Masters Level Counselor||(231) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Angie Woodin, LLMSW, MA, M.Ed.||SPRING Grant Project Coordinator||(231) email@example.com|
|Vacant||SPRING Grant Community Organizer|
|Kenny Dewey||SPRING/Rx Grant Prevention Outreach Worker II||(231) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Suicide Prevention Initiative Suicide Outreach Specialist||(231)-242-1645|
|Matt Davis||Traditional Advisor||(231) email@example.com|
|Sara Hacker||Case Manager||(231) firstname.lastname@example.org|
WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE?
Substance abuse/dependence is characterized by consequences.
These are common signs and symptoms of abuse and/or dependency. If you have any of these occurring in your life, seek professional help. Often these problems can be helped if identified early enough, without long-term treatment. Often two or three individual educational/counseling sessions can help identify the severity of the problem and can help identify possible corrective measures. If the severity identified requires treatment, then treatment options will be discussed and referrals will be made.
Substance abuse assessments are free if you are Native American and can identify a problem before it becomes expensive.
If residential treatment is recommended, insurance companies may pay 50% to 80% depending on the company. Adolescent treatment is paid for by Indian Health Services.
Substance abuse does not have to become dependency. It can be arrested before it becomes dysfunctional. Dependency can be arrested with treatment and support from organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. If left untreated, chemical dependency can be fatal.
The Behavioral Health Program provides a culturally-sensitive and family-focused curriculum to assist clientele in re-establishing and fostering healthy lifestyles and to assist clientele in healthy decision making. They also provide individual, family, and group counseling, recognizing the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction as treatable diseases. Other services include assessments, education, prevention, and referrals to services otherwise not available at the tribal level. The Behavioral Health Program is licensed with the State of Michigan and accredited through the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF).
The Mental Health Program has four components. They include therapeutic services for individuals (adults, adolescents, children), families and groups including assessments and educational outreach. A culturally-sensitive team of qualified professionals using a holistic treatment model provides the outpatient mental health services. The Mental Health Program is accredited through the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF).
LTBB Suicide Prevention Initiative
Suicide is a pervasive problem for Indian Country that impedes our tribal communities from living harmoniously. A loss of life can send shockwaves throughout the community. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaskan Natives of all ages. American Indian/Alaskan Native adolescents are disproportionately impacted as suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. The following links will connect individuals to supportive suicide prevention resources.