A goal of the Behavioral Health Program is to improve and empower the quality of lives of American Indian people whose lives have been ravaged emotionally, spiritually, and physically from addictions to alcohol and other drugs.

We receive referrals from:

  • Domestic Violence Specialist of the Ponca Tribe
  • Ponca Tribe Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ponca Tribal Court
  • Integrated Care Coordination Unit of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Anger management counseling sessions

The Behavioral Health Program provides the following substance abuse services for adolescents through adults:

  • Substance abuse evaluations
  • Outpatient treatment and education for chemical dependency
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Treatment planning to empower and strengthen Native Americans
  • Assistance and referrals for clients seeking admission to residential treatment programs and halfway houses
  • Random drug tests
  • Anger management counseling sessions

Treatment planning involves participation in 12-step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Ala-non. These programs can feature culturally focused recovery plans according to client needs and requests. Important activities include participating in cultural activities like the Ponca Pow Wow and other family activities that encourage drug-free living.

Additional substance abuse services include:

  • Family counseling
  • Referrals
  • Admission into residential treatment and halfway houses
  • Reporting and collaborating with legal services such as probation officers, judges, and area attorneys. Case management ensures requirements are met and not duplicated.