Tlingit and Haida launches online tool for addiction treatment and education

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Dr. Tina Woods opens the Society Heals web site on her cell cellphone. April 13, 2022. (Picture by Claire Stremple/KTOO)

Tribal citizens in Southeast Alaska who are suffering from dependancy have obtain to a new, free on the web treatment. It’s called Society Heals and it’s offered by the new psychological health software at the Central Council of Tlingit  and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Dr. Tina Woods prospects the Council’s Group and Behavioral Overall health Services group. She states the intention is to get rid of limitations for folks seeking info or care.

“Half the struggle with behavioral wellbeing is currently being equipped to select the right text to describe how you sense, to describe what you need,” she reported. “Culture Heals Dependancy is a system that will enable individuals with assets all in a single area to discover about one thing that they may possibly be struggling with.”

She claims the Culture Heals software addresses challenges that underlie habit like generational or childhood trauma.

William Andrews joined Dr. Woods’ staff final calendar year and will guide men’s therapeutic groups. He says he acquired associated after treatment with the tribe helped him through the pandemic. He suggests that was the only treatment he could obtain for the reason that other regional means have been unavailable.

“I assume this is one particular of the most vital things that we’re accomplishing, as far as taking leadership in our group, is to assistance meet up with unmet demands that not just our citizens, but our local community, has,” he reported.

Tradition Heals is readily available on line and is cell-pleasant. It has backlinks to information and facts, culturally pertinent movies and an unexpected emergency hotline.

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