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As the story goes... in 1972 five Indian men came together because of their compassion and concern for Native American men who came to Phoenix seeking jobs and education, and instead found themselves homeless and living on the streets abusing alcohol and drugs. In recovery themselves, and mainly using the 12-Step program and their Native cultural teachings, they founded Indian Rehabilitation now known as Native American Connections (1999).

The Founders kept things simple and decades later, Native American Connections still keeps its recovery philosophy simple:

Native American Connections is recognized as an expert and premier leader in addiction treatment and recovery in urban and tribal communities throughout the Southwest. Our employees pride themselves in their professional education, training, and credentials. Traditional practitioners, including trained employees, ensure access to native healing such as the Talking Circle, Sweat Lodge, smudging and other purification ceremonies.

Native American Connections was first licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) in 1978 and received its first state behavioral health contract at that time. We now contract with over 40 different entities including: State RHBAs, Tribal RHBAs, Tribes, Indian Health Services (IHS), Private Insurance, Federal Pre-Trial, and Single Fee for Service Contracts. Please contact us for more information: 602.254.3247 or info@nativeconnections.org.

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