Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs
An outpatient substance abuse department is generally starting point for an AI/AN who wants help with a substance abuse problem. Most tribal and urban Indian health programs in California offer, at least, some form of outpatient substance abuse services. The types of services that are generally available include substance abuse evaluations, individual substance abuse counseling, group counseling, case management, referral for residential care, and aftercare. Additionally, a client can be referred for mental health evaluation and treatment, if necessary. Most of the substance abuse providers are certified with a nationally, and/or state-recognized certifying body, and have several years of experience. In the case of an adolescent, the outpatient substance abuse treatment programs are a crucial part of the YRTC Network. Every youth that is funded through the YRTC Risk Pool for residential treatment, is first evaluated by, and then referred by an outpatient substance abuse program. They also provide aftercare for those youth who have successfully completed residential treatment.
For more information on the outpatient substance abuse department nearest you visit the Health Programs section of our website.