Substance Abuse Program

Substance Abuse Program (SAP) 

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)

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. 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, personal training at the Fitness Center.
  • Support Group Meetings held every Wednesday evening at 7pm at SAP Office.

Barbara Attocknie, ICADC, Program Coordinator


Mike Ortiz, SAP Counselor


Dave Farrow, MSPI Prevention Specialist

Stephanie Miller, MSPI Prevention Specialist


SAP/MSPI Offices
311 Maintenance Road
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058

Office: 918-762-2143
Fax: 918-762-3740