Addiction Treatment Support for Native Tribes in AZ
Catalina Behavioral Health is an institution that aims to provide the best possible care for Native tribes in Arizona, as well as for American Indians and Alaska Natives across the United States who are in need of mental health and substance abuse services.
The staff and ownership at Catalina pride ourselves on being a culturally-sensitive and reliable provider that caters specifically to this underrepresented and too-often neglected population.
Keep reading to learn more about IHS rehab treatment we offer and the many reasons why you should choose Catalina Behavioral Health for your mental health, substance abuse, and outpatient healthcare needs.
We Accept American Indian Health Program Forms of AHCCS
One of the key reasons to choose Catalina Behavioral Health is because we accept the American Indian Health Program (AIHP). This government-funded program provides healthcare services to American Indian individuals and families who may not have access to other forms of coverage.
By accepting AIHP, we aim to ensure that people in need of vital mental health and substance abuse support have access to our services.
Functioning as a 638 Facility
Catalina Behavioral Health operates as a 638 facility, meaning we are a Tribal Contract or Compact Health Center under the Indian Self-Determination Act. These facilities are specifically designed to cater to the unique needs and cultural traditions of American Indian and Alaska Native populations, and in our case, the Native Tribal Communities of Arizona.
By functioning as a 638 facility, we are uniquely positioned to provide the culturally-specific care that is so crucial to the mental health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.
Addiction and Mental Health Treatment: Understanding the Different Types of Programs Available
Addiction and mental health disorders are often intertwined, with one condition sometimes leading to the other. Seeking help for these issues is crucial to improving one’s quality of life.
Here are some of the primary types of programs we offer at Catalina Behavioral Health:
Inpatient Programs at Our IHS Rehab
Inpatient treatment programs are designed for individuals who require a higher level of care and support when addressing their addiction and mental health needs. These programs often include a combination of medical detoxification, counseling, behavioral therapy, and group support.
Our facilities provide around-the-clock supervision and care, as well as medical professionals to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients. Stays at inpatient programs can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual’s progress in treatment.
Outpatient treatment programs offer a more flexible approach to addiction and mental health treatment, allowing individuals to maintain work, school, or family commitments while attending therapy sessions. These programs can range in intensity, from daily sessions to weekly support groups, and can include counseling, medication management, and various forms of therapy.
IHS Rehab Services and Mental Health Treatment
Mental health treatment programs focus on addressing various mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. These programs may include psychotherapy, medication management, and support groups. Mental health treatment can occur in inpatient or outpatient settings, depending on the severity of the disorder and the individual’s needs.
Substance Abuse Treatment Using IHS Rehab Programs
Substance abuse treatment programs specifically target individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol use disorders. Treatment aims to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction, helping patients to develop healthier coping mechanisms and prevent relapse. Like mental health treatment, substance abuse programs can be offered both in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Co-occurring disorders treatment, also known as dual-diagnosis treatment, focuses on individuals who struggle with both mental health and substance use disorders. These programs recognize that the two conditions often feed into each other and require integrated care to effectively address both issues simultaneously.
Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Tailored for Native Americans
For far too long, Native Americans have faced unique challenges when it comes to addiction and mental health treatment.
It’s essential to understand the reasons behind these challenges and why finding a treatment program specifically tailored to their needs is vital.
Understanding the Unique Challenges Facing Native Tribes
Native Americans and tribal members in Arizona face a unique set of challenges when it comes to addiction and mental health treatment. These challenges stem from historical and generational trauma, socioeconomic and cultural factors, and limited access to culturally competent care.
For example, many Native tribes in Arizona are communities that have experienced historical trauma from colonization, forced relocation, and boarding schools. These experiences have had lasting impacts on the mental health and well-being of these individuals, making it essential to address these traumas in the treatment process.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competency
One of the main reasons it’s so important to find a treatment program specifically for Native Americans is because of the need for cultural sensitivity and competency. This means having therapists, counselors, and other treatment professionals who understand the unique experiences and challenges that Native Americans face.
Culturally competent care can result in more effective treatment outcomes as the patients feel understood, respected, and empowered. In order to achieve cultural competency, treatment programs that cater to Natives (a population once called American Indians) should:
- Employ Native American therapists and counselors
- Incorporate traditional healing practices where appropriate
- Address Native-specific issues, such as historical and generational trauma
- Utilize culturally relevant treatment models
Healing Through Culturally Relevant Treatment Models
Culturally relevant treatment models for Native Americans often involve a combination of conventional therapy approaches and traditional healing practices. These models should be adaptable to the specific needs and cultural beliefs of each individual, as there is significant diversity within the Native tribal populations.
Examples of culturally relevant treatment models include:
- Traditional healing practices, such as sweat lodge ceremonies and smudging.
- Storytelling and other indigenous forms of narrative therapy.
- Culturally specific support groups.
- Family-focused treatment, taking into consideration the importance of the extended family in Native American cultures.
Barriers to Access and Utilization for Native Tribes in Arizona
American Indians also face barriers when it comes to accessing and utilizing addiction and mental health treatment services. These barriers include factors such as:
- The geographic isolation of many Tribal reservations can make accessing treatment more difficult.
- Limited funding and resources for treatment programs on reservations.
- The stigma surrounding addiction and mental health issues makes it difficult for Native tribal members to seek help, particularly for men, in many cases.
By finding a treatment program specifically tailored to their needs, Native Americans in Arizona will have a more accessible entry point for addiction or mental health treatment.
Our culturally-specific programs will also ensure that the unique challenges faced by this population are properly addressed and barriers to access are minimized.
Reach Out to Catalina for Help Today!
Mental health and addiction issues have long plagued Native American communities. The stressors and historical trauma the indigenous peoples endure add complexity to the issue, leaving them in need of targeted and culturally sensitive help.
If you or a loved one needs help, we’re here for you.
Contact Catalina Behavioral Health for more information and to get started. All calls to our facility are confidential, so please reach out now to get options for your recovery!