Located in Los Angeles, California, United American Indian Involvement offers treatment for Drug Addiction and Alcohol Addiction. The addiction specialists at this multi-licensed treatment facility administers a comprehensive assessment to their patients in order to determine the best course of action for their treatment plan. United American Indian Involvement generally offers treatment options (such as Counseling) that are customized to suit the patients' needs.
In some of these treatment options, addicts are taught to develop coping skills so that they can learn to deal with any situation that comes their way without resorting to drugs or alcohol as a means for a temporary escape. It is within these specific coping skills that will help to ensure the success of an addict's recovery.
You may contact United American Indian Involvement using their website at uaii.org to learn more about the treatment services that they offer, as well as more information on their accepted insurances, which include: Most Insurances.
Because I can get help
We are still here! The Los Angeles Native American community.
Great service an Roger Poyer is the Best
Being part of a Native community brings many resources, such as traditions, health-care, out-patient services, etc. I was blessed to be Native American Indian.
I went here for substance abuse services. They have a nice program and community room downstairs but I think as far as helping me, I don't feel very good about the place or some of the particular people I ran into in general. I had this substance abuse counselor, Antonia who insisted I call her Tony? who talked about herself way too much and expected me to identify with her and when I couldn't for obvious reasons, had to make herself feel important by lying to her supervisors about things she wanted to imagine were going on...(I actually think she was trying to bond with her supervisor and get some attention this way) so in the end, everything had to do with her and not me, the client needing help. Such a shame. I saw a lot of indians from other programs come here and that was probably the nicest thing about being there. Sharon Yazzie was a good counselor and tried very hard but like every other program except one I know of, they stand behind themselves as a group and no one goes out on a limb for the client. I didn't see any real effort put into helping me personally and after the Antonio problem, it was obvious they didn't find me worth helping out. That I think is a darn shame. I thought the receptionist downstairs (the younger one) was rude at times and I liked seeing Helen much better. I also couldn't figure out who or where to call in the same building for different types of health (mental health, family services help, physical health) and had to wait sometimes weeks to get a referral to someone inside the same building. For example, I inquired about family therapy for my children and what kind of services they could possibly offer, they took about an hour trying to find out who first of all was my overall casemanager? and then when she came downstairs, she couldn't tell me anything about any services that may be for my family situation and treated me like I was meddlesome reporter. I did complete their parenting class there and can't say enough good stuff about Dr. Cyndi Jong and her program and how they assisted me on that. They went way out there for me on that one. I think they need to stop letting people with certificates diagnose and decide what is going on with clients... I also did see a psychiatrist there, Dr. Dickerson and he was a nice guy but because of a conflict of interest on many levels, I chose not to see someone that is contracted with the DCFS of la county. This doctor routinely drugs all children in his care and he's a paid shill of DCFS. Overall, didn't see the place having great "case-management", but a place that had a lot of "program contracts" going on that could change from time to time. I really needed a lot of help and was counting on them helping one of their own and am disappointed. I was promised twice to meet with counselors supervisor to try and discuss things but that never happened. I get the feeling that it is easy to assist the reservation indian with a specific problem who is in town for 3 or 6 months but helping anybody else that is not in that category or that they don't have a contract for or that has more than one or two issues is a stretch.