Alcoholism Counseling Eagle River AK

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

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.
Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
Nugens Ranch
26731 West Point MacKenzie Road,
Wasilla, AK99654
(907) 376-4534
www.nugensranchak.org

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)

Specializing in Women, Men

The founders of Nugen's Ranch had some unusual ideas, back in the early 1980's, when they were making plans to open the first long-term alcoholism treatment program in Alaska.
Leonard and Henrietta Nugen opened Nugen's Ranch in 1981, with the support of a visionary Board of Directors. Their views on the successfull treatment of long-term alcoholism, since then, have provided blueprints for sober living for people throughout Alaska.
Nugen's Ranch became the first long-term treatment program in Alaska to receive national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitaion Facilities (CARF) in 1993.
Karen Nugen-Logan, daughter of the founders, was named Executive Director in 1994. Her appointment created a second generation of Nugen-based philosophy - training and education balanced with the cold reality of experience with addiction behaviors. Employed by the Ranch since 1985, Karen Nugen-Logan has guided the Ranch's operations into a new century.
Today Nugen's Ranch serves adult men and women who have abused alcohol and drugs. The beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley setting, daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, NA meetings, farm activities, work therapy, individual and small group counseling combine to create a supportive low-key family atmosphere.
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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Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It

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You Cannot Get Rid of It

Tamber Hepner

Friday, September 14, 2007 First of all, alcoholism is a disease and you CANNOT you cannot "get rid" of it. It is a physical addiction brought on by a physiological allergy. Once the physiological triggers are set in place, the alcoholics body will always to some extent crave alcohol. Biologically, it actually takes two years for the body to begin expelling alcohol at the cellular level, and another eight to ten years for the body to be completely rid of any traces of alcohol in the system. Don't be fooled, just because it is undetected in a blood sample after a day or so doesn't mean it's still not there.

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

What makes this disease difficult to understand, and often misinterpreted, is that alcoholism is a disease which effects the brain and body simultaneously - unlike cancer, which effects particular parts of the body and can then lead to brain malfunction, or schizophrenia, which begins in the brain and can take on somatic (bodily) characteristics. It may be comparable to behavioral diseases such as anorexia, kleptomania, or self-mutilation. One might ask "Why doesn't that person just eat?" or "Why can't that person just not steal things?" but it's far more complicated than that. For alcoholism, it is a physical addiction paired with a mental obsession for alcohol. Even after the physical addiction subsides, the alcoholic must always keep tabs on the mental obsession. Alcoholism is often thought to be a disease cured by willpower, simply because the catalyst for the disease must be consumed, but this is simply not true.

Alcoholism is NOT a disease cured by right thinking, nor is the act of drinking by an alcoholic done so solely to relieve tensions or worries. Imagine an alcoholic who is aware that his life is in shambles because of his drinking, who has sworn off drinking forever, who knows exactly the shape of his health and the jeopardy drinking has brought his health into, and still cannot stop. It is miserable, painful, and uncontrollable by the alcoholic - and very very common. There is no fleeting moments of pleasure any longer for someone who has full blown alcoholism. It is more of a necessity, a dependency. The brain is often so inundated with negative behavior patterns, chemical dependency, and delusion that life is no longer lived within reality, but an altered idea of reality centered around the next drink.

What we need to understand about this disease is that even though it's not curable, it IS treatable. Treatment must consist of a daily regimen, carried out in a lifelong fashion, to continue to abstain fro...

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