Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822

Behavioral Health

 

Malcolm Wilson LPC, NCC, CAADC
Behavioral Health, Prevention and CTAS Grants Program Manager

Patrick Boda
Administrative Assistant

Brenda Schoolcraft
Office / Intake Coordinator

Matt Davis
Traditional Advisor


Vacant

Sabrina Spearman LLMSW
Masters Level Counselor, CTAS Adolescent Grant Coordinator

Cynthia Pepin LLMSW

Kimberly O’Brien-Sylvain, LLMSW

 

Angie Woodin, LLMSW, MA, M.Ed. – SPRING and Rx Grants Project Coordinator
Davis Timmer, BS – SPRING Grant Community Organizer
Corey Bennington – Outreach Worker
Maureen Kilpatrick – Outreach Worker
Tiffany Willis, BA – Suicide Prevention/Outreach Grant Specialist

1250 Lears Rd, Petoskey, MI. 49770
Phone: 231-242-1640

WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE?
Substance abuse/dependence is characterized by consequences.
  • Arguing with family or friends or employers about your right to drink or use drugs. Having excuses for being late to work or for leaving early. Rationalizing to justify your use: example; it’s legal, or I’m not hurting anyone but myself, I need a drink or two to calm down, I’m under a lot of stress.
  • Spending more money on alcohol or drugs than you intended.
  • Drinking or using more than you intended or more often.
  • Being late for work. Leaving work early, with or without an excuse, usually pretending to be sick.
  • Stopping at a bar on the way home for a couple of drinks and drinking more than a couple. Being scared on the way home that the police may stop you and find you have been drinking and driving; or, actually getting an OUIL.
  • Having more physical problems than usual such as hangovers, cold and flu-like symptoms for more than two weeks in a row such as throwing up or feeling like you are going to, slight hand tremors, usually in the morning after a drinking episode the night before, headache, dizziness, double vision, a poor appetite.
  • Legal problems, OUIL, public intoxication, drunk and disorderly, or other more serious problems directly attributed to the use of alcohol or drugs. 

These are common signs and symptoms of abuse and/or dependency. If you have any of these occurring in your life, seek professional help. Often these problems can be helped if identified early enough, without long-term treatment. Often two or three individual educational/counseling sessions can help identify the severity of the problem and can help identify possible corrective measures. If the severity identified requires treatment, then treatment options will be discussed and referrals will be made. 

Substance abuse assessments are free if you are Native American and can identify a problem before it becomes expensive. 

If residential treatment is recommended, insurance companies may pay 50% to 80% depending on the company. Adolescent treatment is paid for by Indian Health Services. 

Substance abuse does not have to become dependency. It can be arrested before it becomes dysfunctional. Dependency can be arrested with treatment and support from organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. If left untreated, chemical dependency can be fatal.

 

The Behavioral Health Program provides a culturally-sensitive and family-focused curriculum to assist clientele in re-establishing and fostering healthy lifestyles and to assist clientele in healthy decision making. They also provide individual, family, and group counseling, recognizing the concept of alcoholism and drug addiction as treatable diseases. Other services include assessments, education, prevention, and referrals to services otherwise not available at the tribal level. The Behavioral Health Program is licensed with the State of Michigan and accredited through the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF).   

The Mental Health Program has four components. They include therapeutic services for individuals (adults, adolescents, children), families and groups including assessments and educational outreach. A culturally-sensitive team of qualified professionals using a holistic treatment model provides the outpatient mental health services. The Mental Health Program is accredited through the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF).

 

 

For more information about Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Pamphlet

ATR Pamphlet

ATR for Veterans Pamphlet

 

 

 


 

Government Center
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400
1.866.652.5822
© 2014 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians