Native American Lifelines was founded in 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland. Funded and operated by the Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHP), Native American LifeLines provides outpatient substance abuse treatment to both state and federally recognized Native American adults.
Treatment and Staff
Individuals begin the treatment process with an in-person assessment with one of Native American LifeLines’ counselors. During this meeting, they discuss the person’s substance abuse history and determine the needed level of care. If he or she is deemed a good fit, the counselor helps determine a treatment. Treatment is offered free of charge to clients with a Native American background. Men and women who are perhaps in need of a higher level of care are referred to outside residential or detox facilities.
Native American LifeLines’ outpatient program offers both group and individual therapy. The exact length and intensity of the program varies and is based on the counselor’s assessment of the client’s need, however it’s designed to be ongoing and can last as long as necessary. The group sizes are generally small and range from five to 10 clients per group. Counselors use a variety of treatment techniques including Seeking Safety, relapse prevention and CBT. Native American LifeLines also integrates substance abuse education and the principals of trauma informed care. There is also a group that meets solely to address issues specific to the Native American community. Individual therapy is scheduled accordingly per client schedule and need.
The organization also provides case management, health education, dental services and disease prevention services to Native Americans in the Baltimore area. Native American LifeLines operates a number of prevention workshops in the Baltimore community.
The organization can provide transportation to and from group meetings.
Native American LifeLines’ focus on substance abuse education provides a knowledge-base that’s crucial for both comprehending and combating addiction. With flexible scheduled, affordability and skilled counselors, this facility is an optimal choice for someone who needs outpatient treatment with a 12-step emphasis. Additionally, the Native American-focused meetings give those with Native American backgrounds a safe environment to explore culturally-specific issues that might otherwise impede their recovery.
Native American LifeLines
106 West Clay St
Baltimore, MD 21201
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