ADIS Course May 16th-17th

ADIS Course May 16th-17th


Alcohol-Drug Information School

Required by State Alcohol Safety Action Plan (ASAP) for
misdemeanor DUI clients to get their driver’s license back.

Download your personal copy here!


What’s involved?   
2 sessions: 1st is 4 hours 2nd is 8 hours equaling 12 hours of contact time. We need at LEAST 5 students enrolled in the course to complete the group discussion part of the course.

What kind of classes?
Some lecture, some group discussion, and a Handbook

Who teaches them?
Joel M Thomas

Should I quit drinking?
Yes – Although this isn’t an AA Meeting, we recommend trying to not drink for the week before the class.

Is this “treatment”?
No, this is a classroom setting – no therapy and no “hot seat”.  But we can help you find a treatment facility that works for you.

Cost- $ 300.00
($325 pay-as-you-go)

How much does it cost?
A lot less than another DUI!  Most insurance plans do not cover ADIS, and Indian Health Service benefit is not an option.  So you can pay up-front or pay-as-you-go, and send your receipt to your insurance.  …

What do I do next?
Give us a call, and we’ll set up an intake…we’re here to help!

COST – $ 300.00
$325 pay-as-you-go

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Double Your 2014 PFD with Pick.Click.Give

Any person who chooses to donate to Pick.Click.Give. before March 31st while filing for their 2014 PFD will be entered into a drawing to double their 2014 PFD. If you have already donated your name will be entered into the drawing as long as you release your name. You HAVE to release your name to the non-profit you donated to. If you have already filed your PFD and did not choose to donate, you can go back in and donate, to be entered into the drawing for the Double Dividend Sweepstakes.

Remember the BETHEL FAMILY CLINIC when you Pick.Click.Give. this year.

The winners will be drawn on Oct. 1st and there will be 10 Winners.

This offer is being brought to by Exxon Mobile and Pick.Click.Give.

For further information contact the Bethel Family Clinic @ 907-543-3773

Exciting Pick.Click.Give Anouncement

Exciting Pick.Click.Give Anouncement


Pick.Click. Give. has a very exciting announcement for people that have already chose to donate to a non-profit of their choice while registering for their 2014 PFD online this year. If you were not able to PickClickGive when you first registered there is still time to go back and give a portion of your PFD to help your community. The announcement will be coming early next week and it is something you will not want to miss.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment


I wanted to bring your attention to an important community event that is taking place from Thursday, March 6th through Saturday, March 8th in Bethel.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Bethel Family Clinic, and staff from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation will be answering questions and assisting residents of Bethel in signing up for health care coverage; whether it be under the Marketplace, VA, Medicaid/Denali KidCare, or completing Alaska Native/American Indian Exemptions. These events are also intended to shed light on some of the misconceptions and confusion surrounding the new regulations relating to health care coverage. These events are open to everyone in the community.

Those interested in signing up must have: State Photo ID, Social Security Cards (for each person needing health insurance), Income Verification (pay stubs, W-2 forms, 2012 taxes), Birth Certificate, U.S. Resident Card Passport (or anything else verifying qualifying  immigration status), Policy numbers of current insurance of those in household, Current e-mail address & password (We can help you create an e-mail account).

Those filing for an AN/AI expemption must have: Tribal Enrollment Card (Village), ANSCA Shareholder Card (Regional/Village), Certificate of Indian Blood, Other Supporting Documentation, Social Security Numbers & Date of Birth (each member of your family). For further information or comment, please contact LaTesia Guinn with the Bethel Family Clinic at or Diana Murat with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation at


Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Library

420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway
PO Box 368
Bethel, AK 99559

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Strep Throat becoming more Prevalent

Strep Throat becoming more Prevalent


Sore throats can have a variety of causes. Viruses, bacteria, allergens, environmental irritants (such as cigarette smoke), chronic postnasal drip and fungi can all cause that unpleasant, scratchy and sometimes painful condition known as a sore throat. While many sore throats will heal without treatment, some throat infections—including strep throat—may need antibiotic treatment.

How You Get Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria (called “group A strep”). Group A strep bacteria can live in a person’s nose and throat. The bacteria are spread through contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. If you drink from the same glass or eat from the same plate as the sick person, you could also become ill. It is also possible to get strep throat from contact with sores from group A strep skin infections.

Common Symptoms of Strep Throat

A fever is a common symptom of strep throat.

  • Sore throat, usually starting quickly
  • Severe pain when swallowing
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