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Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island in King Cove, AK

Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island offers culturally-responsive mental and behavioral health care for Alaska Native and American Indian youth and adults in King Cove, Alaska, with specialized programs, personalized care, and a range of supportive services.

Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island Overview

Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island provides culturally-responsive outpatient mental and behavioral health care for Alaska Native and American Indian youth and adults in King Cove, Alaska. They offer specialized programming for children, adolescents, young adults, seniors, and individuals with co-occurring disorders, including crisis intervention, general outpatient care, and aftercare planning and support.

Their treatment programs are based largely on Native healing traditions and practices. Clients receive comprehensive assessments, personalized care planning, case management, and referrals for inpatient care as needed.

  • Intensive individual, group, and family counseling sessions help clients address addiction and mental health issues.
  • Age-specific, recovery-focused life-skills training equips clients with tools for long-term success.
  • Aftercare programs provide a continuum of care, including step-down support, academic and vocational training, housing and employment assistance, and referrals for additional services.

Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island treats a range of substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Their culturally-responsive approach benefits Alaska Native and American Indian individuals of all ages, particularly those seeking treatment that incorporates Native healing traditions and practices. They accept most major insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, military insurance, and tribal benefits.

  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • 3 Levels of Care
  • 2 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island

Substance abuse creates problems that affect people in King Cove, AK on many levels. First, substance abuse affects the individual who is abusing drugs or alcohol. This can result in health problems, including heart damage and overdose. Substance abuse also affects the user’s family, friends, co-workers, classmates, or peers. These people feel frustrated because they do not know how to help their loved ones struggling with addiction. At the same time, the addict cannot control his behavior. Lastly, friends and family members of addicts are affected financially by substance abuse.

The good news is that effective treatments can help prevent substance abuse or treat its effects on the user. These treatments, which include behavioral therapy and counseling sessions, target the underlying causes of substance abuse, helping users achieve sobriety so they can regain control over their lives. They also teach users to cope with stress in ways other than using drugs or alcohol.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient addiction treatment is beneficial for people who are able to function well in their day-to-day lives. It is recommended for people who are not yet ready to end their relationships with friends or family members who might be encouraging drug and alcohol use.

Intensive outpatient treatment is beneficial for:

  • People who are able to attend treatment more than 3 times per week.
  • People who do not meet the criteria for inpatient treatment.
  • People who are able to contribute to their own recovery outside of the treatment center.
  • People who are motivated towards recovery.
  • People who are able to overcome addiction on their own without the need for higher levels of care.

Outpatient programs at Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island, the King Cove resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level. Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities.

Without aftercare support, addicts can easily relapse back into addiction. It is crucial to integrate the addict back into society. Aftercare support should take place after outpatient treatment has ended.

There are a few different types of aftercare support that patients can seek after completing an inpatient treatment program:

  • 12 Step Self-help groups (AA, NA)
  • Therapeutic communities,
  • Long-term, structured sober living arrangements
  • Halfway houses (residential treatment centers)

Many different support groups exist for addicts to seek help after treatment. Some are more effective than others, depending on the person’s addiction, background, and other factors.

Therapies & Programs

Many people struggling with drug addiction have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. It is crucial that these individuals seek out professional help; otherwise, their drug abuse and addiction will likely continue.

Therapists and counselors at drug treatment centers employ several treatment programs to help people struggling with drug addiction, including trauma therapy. Trauma therapy helps people dealing with addiction by allowing them to confront the traumas of their past and move past them.

It is important to note that trauma therapy should not be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Rather, it is used to treat the effects of trauma, which are often at the root of addiction.

Location & Contact

Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island Location and Directions
Address
2050 Venia Minor Road
King Cove, AK 99660

Phone Number
(907) 546-8301

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King Cove, Alaska Addiction and Treatment

Alaska is enduring a multi-faceted drug and alcohol abuse problem. Heroin-related overdoses are 50% higher in Alaska than in the rest of the United States. Methamphetamine use is a major contributing factor to violent crime in Alaska. More than 60,000 Alaskans need some sort of treatment for substance abuse and/or addiction.

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