2 New Drug And Alcohol Treatment Centers For Native American Youth To Open
"Traditions in certain tribal communities are very important and so those things need to be part and parcel of any treatment that's received in any of our facilities," says Mary Smith, principal deputy director of Indian Health Service.
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California To Open Two Native American Youth Treatment Centers
California will soon have two drug and alcohol treatment centers for Native American youth, including one near Davis. The centers will provide drug and alcohol treatment for 12 to 17 year olds. Indian Health Service, the federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans, will oversee the centers. The center's staff will include teachers, psychiatrists, nurses and cultural advisors. (Johnson, 8/3)