Substance Use Services

AlcoholScreening.org is an alcohol use screening site developed by the Boston University School of Public Health. It includes an online test about your own (or someone else’s) level of alcohol use, including advice about cutting down alcohol use or getting professional treatment.

DrugScreening.org is a drug use screening site with a questionnaire to help you determine if you or someone you know might have a drug use problem.

Meeting Times and Locations for AA meetings:

24/7 AA Hotline: (602) 264-1341

Meeting Times and Locations for NA meetings:

NA Helpline (520) 426-0121, (480) 897-4636

Gila River Indian Community AA Meetings


Addiction Medicine:

Services are provided by Behavioral Health by a physician certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. This includes:

  • Assessment and treatment of alcohol or other drug addiction and the physical health problems that result from their use.
  • Medication-assisted treatment is available for addiction to alcohol, opioids such as heroin and narcotic pain pills, and tobacco. The Addiction Medicine physician is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opioid addiction. While medications for addiction to methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana are not yet available, assessment and recommendations for treatment are also done by the addiction medicine doctor for clients with those or other drug problems.

Addiction medicine services, including primary care, are provided with registered nurses at Thwajik Ki residential treatment center Monday through Friday. Outpatient appointment clinics for Addiction Medicine are available at the Komatke Health Center, Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital, and New Beginnings weekly.


Outpatient Services

O.A.S.I.S. (Outpatient Addictive Substance Intervention Services)
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

O.A.S.I.S. Youth at both D-3 and D-6 evening hours are available depending on client needs, and evening group are available.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP is a 5 day per week program that offers group treatment 3-4 hours per day. IOP is designed for those who cannot, or choose not to, attend a residential treatment program. The program requires 80 days of attendance to receive a certificate of completion.

Matrix
The Matrix approach is a program that provides a structured treatment experience for clients with stimulant use disorders. Clients receive information, assistance in structuring a substance-free lifestyle, and support to achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

The Matrix program meets 3 days each week.

Continuing Care Group
Goal: Acquire the necessary skills to maintain long-term sobriety; improve quality of life; build a strong network of sober supports; participate in rituals and sober activities that support recovery; develop a written relapse prevention plan that will support the maintenance of long-term sobriety; have adequate support to pursue other goals (i.e. education, employment, housing, etc.).

Continuing Care meets 1 day each week.


Inpatient Services

Thwajik Ki Residential Treatment Center
Phone: (520) 796-3860
3850 N. 16th St.
Laveen, AZ 85339
Fax: 520-796-3801

Mailing Address
17242 S. Health Care Drive
Laveen, AZ 85339

What is it?
Thwajik Ki is a residential program for the treatment of substance abuse. The program focuses on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Dual-diagnosis accepted based on level of stability and appropriateness for level of care.

Treatment is a minimum of 16 weeks but may be extended depending on the progress of the individual.

Who Can Benefit?
Any Native American from a federally recognized tribe is eligible.

Admission of individuals with a history of a sexual offense will be determined on an individual basis.

Individuals do not need to be on AHCCCS for admission although it is preferable.

The individual must present in a sober state and free of withdrawal symptoms. Impaired individuals will be referred to a detox facility, but once completed, s/he can enter Thwajik Ki.

Can I Bring My Children?
Two children up to the age of 12 years of age may accompany their parent into treatment if childcare is a barrier to treatment. Because of the need to focus on treatment, it is preferred that the individual enter treatment without his or her children and have them come for overnight visits or work toward coming to the RTC with their parent as the individual progresses in treatment.

 

Transitional Living Care Program (TLC)

The Transitional Living Care Program is a transitional living program for clients who complete the residential program at Thwajik Ki and who want to continue services on an outpatient basis. Clients submit an application for acceptance into the TLC program, and if accepted, can reside at Thwajik Ki for an additional six months. Clients in TLC develop goals to help maintain their recovery and utilize valuable life skills as they prepare to live a life of recovery following the completion of the six month program.

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