Inpatient Therapeutic Programs

Many addictive substances take up to 30 days to exit the system, and treatment cannot truly begin until the mind and body are clear. We take a comprehensive approach to understanding the client’s barriers in life and home, to understand their fundamental issues and worries, so that we can develop the best treatment plan specifically for the client. We encourage our clients to work through the core problems that are so often the reason and catalysts for their addictions, including depression, anxiety, and social disorders. Our traditional healing and cultural submersion helps the AI/AN community to engage, find a sense of self, and understanding, which will help to increase the opportunity for success.

Staff monitor clients 24/7 to offer a structured environment in which our clients feel safe and secure. Teaching simple daily living skills like laundry, organization, understanding money management, renting an apartment or house, and completing a job application help prepare and encourage clients to develop a sense of control over their lives.

The length of stay at our facility will depend on the individual. It is not uncommon for someone to stay at an inpatient facility for longer than 90 days, or even stay for less than 30 days. An individual’s substance use history, and if they have attended treatment before, will ultimately determine their stay length.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of evidence based residential substance abuse treatment that supports, celebrates and integrates the traditional healing practices of indigenous people. We are focused on helping clients find their way back to their families and their culture.

Treatment Programs

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) – At its heart, moral reconation therapy is a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It aims to change faulty thought processes that have led to poor decision-making and substance abuse. Its focus on moral reasoning sets it apart from other CBT-related therapies.


Choice Theory is based on the premise that every individual only has the power to control themselves and has limited power to control others. Applying Choice Theory allows one to take responsibility for one’s own life and at the same time, withdraw from attempting to direct other people’s decisions and lives. Individuals are empowered to take responsibility for their choices and support others in taking ownership of their choices. Negative behaviors reduce in frequency and intensity, relationships strengthen and satisfaction in life increases.


Motivational interviewing (MI) – Counselors help people explore their feelings and find their own motivations. They do this using four basic techniques. Therapists gather information by asking open-ended questions, show support and respect using affirmations, express empathy through reflections, and use summaries to group information.


Integrated Change Therapy Curriculum is a new clinical approach that draws essential elements of brief treatment from multiple sources. Specific innovations in this new practice are influenced by Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) models, integrated with motivational interviewing (MI), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), functional analysis, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Ancillary Mental Health Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns as well as behavioral patterns.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach in the human service field that assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life and healing process.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is used to help clients deal with day-to-day stresses and work towards a life that feels more meaningful and worthwhile. Targeting the issues that cause distress and help teach them coping skills without having to resort to destructive behaviors (like substance use) is a core goal of DBT.

Culturally Informed Therapy & Culturally Focused Interventions

Our Cultural Specialists implement different teachings that focus on providing culturally focused interventions for Indigenous people by including traditional principles, values, and teachings to support healthy personal and community goals and developments. Cultural Specialists support clients in healing from alcohol, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and intergenerational trauma while using teachings and modules from multiple resources around American Indian trainings, history, and research. At the San Poil Treatment Center, we also offer language and cultural revitalization classes, teachings of traditional medicines, foods, healing, ceremonies, and more. All will share Creation Stories and the sqilxlcawt (Indigenous Lifeway) through sweats and cultural activities for the clients and supportive community members while giving thanks to our təmix (plant and animal relatives). lim̓lm̓t slax̌t.

Did You Know?

We take our time in helping you recover. Whether it be 30 days or longer, we make sure to provide you with the tools you need to heal.