Addiction Treatment Center Juneau AK
Bartlett Regional Hospital
Intake Phone Numbers:
Hotline Phone Numbers: (907) 796-8610
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), 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)
Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
If your concern is not satisfied, please contact the Bartlett Regional Hospital Risk Manager at (907) 796-8695.
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Payment Accepted: Self payment
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
Specializing in Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Gastineau Human Services is a private non-profit behavioral health agency in Juneau, Alaska dedicated to providing the socially stigmatized of Southeast Alaska opportunities to gain the skills and lifestyles necessary to better themselves and their community. Our programs are built on the belief that each individual is responsible for his or her own behavior and that all persons are deserving of equal opportunity. Each human being, regardless of present condition and inherited characteristics, has the potential for positive change.
Behavioral Health Services
GHS provides intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment for adults to overcome alcoholism and substance abuse. Based upon a solid foundation of proven counseling and case management techniques, GHS counselors and staff address the client's long-term needs as well as the practical problems of daily living. Services provided include assessments, treatment planning, group and individual therapy, as well as gender and culture specific therapy.
The goal of transitional housing is to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness. Sobriety, community support, and employment are key to individual success, this program focuses in these areas to help residents gain stability and progress to independent living.
GHS provides a residential reentry program in Juneau for adults referred by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections. This program helps formerly incarcerated men and women prepare for reintegration back into the community by focusing on substance abuse treatment, reconnection with family, employment, and long-term housing.
Addiction Begins with Pain
Addiction Begins with Pain
kansasFriday, 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...