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Ninilchik Traditional Council

Ninilchik Traditional Council

  • Ninilchik, AK
  • Outpatient

Ninilchik Traditional Council in Ninilchik, AK, offers outpatient mental and behavioral health care focused on American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The facility specializes in treating adolescents, young adults, seniors, and individuals with co-occurring disorders.

The council blends Native healing traditions with contemporary therapeutic practices, making their programs unique.

  • Culturally Appropriate Treatment: Offers specialized addiction treatment programs for Alaska Native communities.
  • Comprehensive Services: Includes crisis intervention, general outpatient programs, and aftercare planning.
  • Holistic Approach: Integrates traditional healing services and robust, age-specific life-skills training.

The facility treats a variety of issues, including addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services cater to youth, adults, and seniors, with strong emphasis on culturally appropriate care for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 10 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis

There are different kinds of Dual Diagnosis:. A person who simultaneously experiences both a mental illness and an addiction disorder. Or, a person who experiences one or more coexisting (simultaneous) mental health conditions in addition to a primary substance use disorder.

The treatment requires a multi-disciplinary approach, it’s crucial for individuals to partner up with a healthcare provider who understands all the recovery components.

Levels of Care

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

The outpatient programs in Ninilchik, AK are for those addicted drugs or alcohol. The goal of the outpatient rehabilitation program is to make them stop abusing drugs or alcohol, reduce drug use or addictive behaviors, and become entirely sober. It is generally required to attend the outpatient program for 10-12 hours every week.

Patients can be administered on-the-spot medication to ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, increased heart rate, and even depression. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be used as a part of outpatient treatment to help maintain sobriety.

Therapies & Programs

People in addiction recovery can benefit from individual therapy. This type of therapy involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one. This allows for a personal and trusting relationship to be built so that the patient can be truly themselves and express any emotions they feel. Individual therapy leads to greater understanding and peace about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.

Couples therapy for drug addiction is based on the belief that addiction is a family disease. Everyone involved with an addict, not just the addict themselves, is affected by their behavior and the changes the addict goes through. The relationship also changes the addict’s significant other and has likely picked up some codependent behaviors. Codependency is a term used to describe a person obsessed with another person and their needs and feelings while neglecting their own. Addicts are usually people-pleasers, so it is understandable how one can become codependent in relationships with addicts.

Family therapy is a type of group problem-solving that aims to improve communication and relationships between the patient, their family, and sometimes friends. The main goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can occur without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist is with the family as they learn to communicate with each other differently, especially with the addict when s/he is using.

Group therapy sessions are held in rehab facilities, clinics, churches or community centers that offer drug addiction treatment. People who attend these groups are encouraged to voice their feelings and support other addicts in recovery. This helps group members strengthen their own recovery program while cheering on others who are struggling with sobriety.

Group therapy sessions provide recovering addicts with a chance to cope with everyday situations that many face. Group therapy sessions are held in rehab facilities, clinics, churches or community centers that offer drug addiction treatment.

People who attend these groups are encouraged to voice their feelings and support other addicts in recovery. This helps group members strengthen their own recovery program while cheering on others who are struggling with sobriety.

If you’re looking for addiction treatment, it’s important to find a facility that offers trauma therapy. This type of therapy helps people process and understand the past traumas that have led to their addiction. Trauma therapists will work with clients to help them understand their past and present relationships and show them that they are worthy of love. This therapy is typically done using visualization, discussion, and writing down thoughts and feelings.

Trauma Therapy is a form of therapy that involves working with a patient to help them process and understand the past trauma(s) in their life. This therapy is typically done using techniques such as visualization, discussion, and writing down thoughts and feelings. The main goals of trauma therapy is to help clients express their emotions and talk about what they are feeling.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps people understand how they connect their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. It can give them more control over their actions, effectively stopping self-harm ideations and attempts in some patients. It also helps put those with borderline personality disorder into control for managing mental struggles.

A new study has shown that DBT works for those with self-harm behaviors and addictions by giving them therapy they can relate to and understand.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps addicts identify faulty, negative thinking so that they can work together with the therapist to find healthier ways of thinking. CBT focuses on specific aspects of each person’s thinking, feeling, physiology, and behavior. It aims to identify specific problems in these areas, and create a personalized treatment strategy.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Ninilchik Traditional Council Location and Directions
    Address
    15765 Kingsley Road
    Ninilchik, AK 99639

    Phone Number
    (907) 567-3370

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    Ninilchik Traditional Council Location and Directions

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
    Helpful reference information for Ninilchik Traditional Council, a drug treatment center in Alaska located at: 15765 Kingsley Road, Ninilchik, AK, 99639, 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 October 25, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Ninilchik, 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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