Substance Abuse Program

The Pawnee Nation Substance Abuse Program (SAP) provides counseling services and community prevention activities for the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse among the eligible Indian population within the service area of Pawnee. The service unit area for the Substance Abuse program is a thirty- five mile radius of Pawnee.

The Indian population served is approximately 3,600 Native Americans representing the Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Kaw and Tonkawa Tribes. The community based prevention service includes the identification of persons at risk for developing problems related to substance abuse issues.

Direct services provided to individuals and/or groups include outpatient counseling for adult clients, referral to primary residential programs and outreach and aftercare treatment services. The SAP emphasizes improved self-image, value and attitude clarification, decision-making and recognition of the physical and emotional effects of alcohol and substance abuse and constructive processes for dealing with stress.


  • Alcohol and drug abuse outpatient counseling
  • Help for families in crisis, referrals to inpatient treatment centers, medical and non-medical detoxification and other services as needed
  • Individual counseling for adult clients
  • Weekly support groups  
  • Other services include community education, client education, prevention activities and a Fitness Center

Support Group Meeting
Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Substance Abuse Office

Barbara Attocknie, ICADC, Program Coordinator

Mike Ortiz, SAP Counselor

(918) 762-2143
Fax (918) 762-3740

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Substance Abuse Office
311 Maintenance Road
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058