Addiction Treatment Center Anchorage AK

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

Akeela Inc
Akeela House
2804 Bering Street,
Anchorage, AK99503
(907) 561-5266
www.akeela.us

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men

Akeela, Inc is one of Alaska’s oldest and most diverse Behavioral Health programs, incorporated in 1974. We provide prevention services in 18 communities throughout the State, and outpatient and residential substance use treatment for community populations in Anchorage and Ketchikan. Akeela also provides prison-based substance use programs in multiple correctional institutions throughout the state. We offer a wide range of outpatient mental health services, as well. Mental health services for adults and families are provided in Anchorage, and a full-range of mental health services: general mental health for adults and youth, emergency psychological services, services for adults with severe/chronic mental illness and for children experiencing severe emotion disturbances are provided in Ketchikan. We also provide transitional housing for mentally ill adults in Ketchikan and for recovering substance users in Anchorage.
Insight Therapy LLC
600 Cordova Street, Suite 6,
Anchorage, AK99501
(907) 677-8942
www.Insightalaska.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

All clinicians at Insight Therapy LLC hold Master degrees in Counseling Psychology or related fields. We are either Licensed Professional Counselors or are on track to become licensed. The team has worked together previously, in some cases for many years. Insight Therapy’s treatment philosophy is based on the cognitive-behavioral model of psychotherapy and our staff’s rich educational and experiential background gives our clients access to a variety of therapeutic styles including EMDR, family systems, reality therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and other research-based therapy for both Individual Counseling and Group Counseling. We offer an alternative to 12-step programs and at the same time we are able to support clients who find the 12-steps useful. We offer Screening, Intake, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Education for clients dealing with substance abuse and other life issues. We also offer a group for people dealing primarily with emotional issues and not necessarily with substance abuse. This group is designed for clients who find that their emotions interfere with the ability to make good decisions.
Ernie Turner Center
4330 Elmore Street,
Anchorage, AK99508
(907) 550-2400
www.citci.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(907) 793-3200

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) stands for people, partnership and potential. We are a tribal nonprofit organization helping Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet Region of southcentral Alaska reach their full potential.

We believe that when we work together, we can help each other develop our strengths and talents, and become successful and self-sufficient individuals, families and communities.

Since its inception in 1983, CITC has grown from a fledgling, grass-roots operation with only three employees, to one of the nation’s preeminent culturally responsive social-service organizations serving more than 12,000 people annually, and employing nearly 250 passionate and caring individuals.

An array of support services includes education, employment and training services, workforce development, family preservation, and support for individuals recovering from addiction and substance abuse.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc
Recovery Services/Substance Abuse
3600 San Geronimo Drive, Suite 210,
Anchorage, AK99508
(907) 793-3200
www.citci.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Yupik

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) stands for people, partnership and potential. We are a tribal nonprofit organization helping Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet Region of southcentral Alaska reach their full potential.

We believe that when we work together, we can help each other develop our strengths and talents, and become successful and self-sufficient individuals, families and communities.

Since its inception in 1983, CITC has grown from a fledgling, grass-roots operation with only three employees, to one of the nation’s preeminent culturally responsive social-service organizations serving more than 12,000 people annually, and employing nearly 250 passionate and caring individuals.

An array of support services includes education, employment and training services, workforce development, family preservation, and support for individuals recovering from addiction and substance abuse.
Volunteers of America Alaska
ARCH
8012 Stewart Mountain Drive,
Eagle River, AK99577
(907) 694-3336
www.voaak.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

Volunteers of America is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to the relief of human suffering and the advancement of social justice. It was founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth in New York City. Today Volunteers of America is active in more than 220 communities throughout the United States, helping over one million people every year. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities has awarded its top rating, 4 stars, to Volunteers of America for “successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner.”

Locally, Volunteers of America Alaska has stood for compassionate and ethical service since 1981, when it began offering substance abuse treatment to adolescents at the ARCH residential treatment facility in Eagle River. Since then we have expanded to serve over 35,000 people statewide in 2005. We offer a wide array of services for young children, adolescents, families and the elderly, which include the following:
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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.

Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".

People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.

In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.

Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...

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