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Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center

Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee, OK

The Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center is a 100,000-square-foot facility in Muskogee, Oklahoma offering comprehensive medical and behavioral health services to underserved communities, receiving a quality award in 2021.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center

Located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center has been serving the community since 2008. The 100,000-square-foot facility primarily focuses on providing comprehensive healthcare services, including specialty care, diagnostic radiology, and behavioral health services such as substance abuse treatment programs.

Although a specific mission statement isn't available, it's worth noting that the Cherokee Health Systems, which includes Three Rivers Health Center, received the silver Health Center Quality Leader award from the HRSA in 2021 for their outstanding clinical quality performance.

  • The largest health center operated by the Cherokee Nation, spanning over 100,000 square feet.
  • Offers a wide range of medical services including cardiovascular disease, family medicine, and surgery.
  • Provides behavioral health services including individual and group therapy, and substance abuse counseling.
  • Awarded the HRSA silver Health Center Quality Leader award in 2021.

The Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center treats various addictions and mental health issues. Services are primarily designed to benefit underserved and Native American communities in the Muskogee area.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 13 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 6 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 17 Therapies & Programs


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Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center

With so many people struggling with opioid addiction, opioid addiction treatment is more critical than ever before. Patients often take opioids when they face a painful injury. When someone begins taking opioids such as Vicodin or oxycodone differently than how the medications were prescribed, this points to opioid addiction.

Stopping these types of medications abruptly is not safe. That is where opioid addiction treatment at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee, OK comes in. Most opioid addiction treatment facilities start with detox and move to rehabilitation services while providing medical support during the process.

Getting over an opioid addiction takes time and determination, but with the right support and resources, those struggling with opioid addiction can recover and move forward with their lives.


Addiction is often caused by an underlying issue. Mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder could lie at the root. A dual diagnosis by Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center aims to treat the addiction as well as the cause of the addiction. This ensures the patient will not fall back on old ways after treatment is complete.

Levels of Care

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

Detox is a drug rehab process that begins before the actual drug rehab treatment. It is used to remove any residual toxins left in your body (and brain) after using drugs, and it is used with the intent to help you or your loved one complete drug rehab.

If you are addicted to opiates like heroin, methadone, or prescription painkillers, you will detox with medication. This is because the withdrawal symptoms are often more intense and uncomfortable for an opiate addict than for someone who has abused or is dependent on other drugs, like cocaine.

Detox alone will not make you stop using drugs; it is a process that allows you or your loved one to get ready for the next step of rehab.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are treatment programs suitable for people who wish to stay at home while undergoing treatment. IOPs like Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center make it possible for individuals to carry on with their responsibilities at work or school, in or near Muskogee, OK. It’s easy to find an IOP center that offers individualized treatment protocols.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Muskogee, OK. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

Aftercare support plays an important role when sustaining a patient’s full recovery at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center. Patients also receive assistance in making living arrangements in halfway houses. Career counseling is available for those who want a fresh start. There are also local community programs in Muskogee, OK such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. Therefore, it becomes easier for a person to unload and become more open to his or her counselor.

Another benefit of individual therapy at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee, OK is that all sessions aim to speed up a single person’s progress. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

Once the roots of the problems are addressed, it becomes less challenging for a recovering patient to maintain sobriety and brush off temptations.

Going through couple’s therapy at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center in Oklahoma allows for both partners to be on the same page regarding addiction recovery. Whether one or both members of the couple struggled with addiction, they can both improve the odds of recovery with couple’s therapy. This teaches how to communicate effectively, avoid relapse triggers, and build a healthy lifestyle to maintain sobriety.

Families are not always as supportive as they could be, but by opting for family therapy, many recovering addicts are able to understand their addiction and get the support they need to get sober. These therapy sessions at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee, OK involve all members of the family who play a role in the recovering person’s daily life. They work together to overcome past issues, avoid triggers, and remain strong and supportive of each other.

In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients dealing with similar problems under the guidance of a trained counselor. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. The recovery of members of the group from the problems that they face gives the patients confidence that they can also overcome their addiction.

Group therapy at Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. Group therapy provides patients with continuous feedback from other members. The group dynamics ensure that members start having some structure and routine in their lives.

Trauma therapy zeroes in on traumatic incidents that a Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center patient in Muskogee, Oklahoma has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles. The goal of trauma therapy is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a method of individual and/or group counseling that focuses on acceptance and change. DBT can be very effective in developing coping strategies for negative emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. Talking through issues can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. CBT is a healthy way Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center addresses some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in a persons life.

The 12 step program is the treatment method used by Alcoholics Anonymous, but it can apply to any type of addiction. It outlines the 12 steps addicts should take on the path to recovery. Steps include admitting you have a problem and making the decision to turn your life around. A belief in a higher power and making amends to others are also part of the program.

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    Location & Contact

    Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center Location and Directions
    1001 S 41st St E
    Muskogee, OK 74403

    Phone Number
    (918) 781-6500

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    Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center Location and Directions

    1001 S 41st St E
    Muskogee, OK 74403
    (918) 781-6500


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Veterans
  • Ownership
    Tribal Government Funded
    Quick Reference
    Helpful reference information for Cherokee Nation - Three Rivers Health Center, a drug treatment center in Oklahoma located at: 1001 S 41st St E, Muskogee, OK 74403, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 16, 2024

    Muskogee, Oklahoma Addiction and Treatment

    The state of Oklahoma ranks second in the United States of America for residents with substance abuse disorders. Since 2004 the state has continuously exceeded the national standard of substance abuse cases. The state spent more than $37 million to combat addiction by investing in quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment in 2017. An estimated 600 to 800 people are on waiting lists each day for inpatient addiction treatment.

    According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Muskogee residents age 12 and older report past-month use of illicit drugs at a rate of 9.2%. Additionally, there were 17 reported overdose deaths in Muskogee County. Some of the most common types of treatment include inpatient, outpatient, and residential programs. Treatment programs will vary depending on the severity of the addiction and the individual's needs.

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