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The mission of the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Health Services Department is to promote positive and culturally sensitive behavioral health and substance abuse services including efforts aimed at primary prevention of psychosocial disorders as well as provide counseling services for individuals, families, groups, community meetings, and intervention services, including assessments.
For more information about the Counseling Services available, contact Sarah Springer at 580-723-4466 ext 252. For information about Youth Counseling, contact Juliana DeWitt at 580-723-4466 ext 262. For information about Substance Abuse Counseling contact C.W. Springwater at 580-723-4466 ext 125.
FACTS ABOUT YOUTH AND DRUGS:
- The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002).
- Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. (CADACA, 1996) & (NIAAA, 2002)
- 40% of teens admit to using marijuana one or more times, 8% tried marijuana before the age of 13. (CDC 2011)
- Over 3 million U.S. teens abuse prescription drugs. 70% of them admit to getting them from family or friends. (SAMHSA 2007)
If you have any questions or for transportation info call the Otoe-Missouria Substance Abuse Program staff at 580-723-4466 ext. 125.