Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Anchorage, AK

There are many options for alcohol and drug rehab in Anchorage, Alaska, with unique features that make them appropriate for your lifestyle and personal needs. In Anchorage, Alaska, you can choose rehab centers in urban neighborhoods or in the scenic and pristine Alaskan wilderness. You can use features like service settings, financing options, accreditation, and staff credentials to assist in choosing the most suitable rehab.

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Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Narcotic Drug Treatment Center NDTC

1015 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Detox Outpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Akeela House Recovery Center Anchorage

360 West Benson
Anchorage, AK 99503

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Private Medicaid
Anchorage Comprehensive Treatment Center Anchorage Ak 99503 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Anchorage Comprehensive Treatment Center

3230 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99503

Outpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Renew Your Mind

123 East Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK 99503

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Alaska VA Healthcare System Anchorage VA Medical Center

1201 North Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK 99504

Outpatient Inpatient Detox N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Salvation Army Clitheroe Center

1015 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Cook Inlet Tribal Council CITC Recovery Services Anchorage AK 99508 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Cook Inlet Tribal Council CITC Recovery Services

3600 San Jeronimo Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Medicaid Private
Denali Cove Counseling- Center Anchorage AK 99508 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Denali Cove Counseling Center

1565 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient N/A
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage Headquarters Anchorage AK 99518 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Anchorage Headquarters

1131 East International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Anchorage Gospel Anchorage AK 99508 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Anchorage Gospel

2823 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Free
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Ernie Turner Center

4330 South Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Inpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Salvation Army Clitheroe Center Outpatient Office

3600 East 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Providence Alaska Medical Center Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit

3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) The Henry House

545 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

N/A Private
Bridges Counseling Conections Anchorage AK 99515 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Bridges Counseling Conections

8717 Dimond D Circle
Anchorage, AK 99515

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Denali Family Services Muldoon Road Anchorage AK 99504 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Denali Family Services Muldoon Road

1251 Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK 99504

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Ak Child And Family Jesse Lee Campus Anchorage AK 99507 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) AK Child and Family Jesse Lee Campus

4600 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Providence Alaska Medical Center Breakthrough Substance Use Treatment Program

3760 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Tutan Recovery Services

3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Insight Therapy

600 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Private
Alaska VA Healthcare System Anchorage Ak 99504 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Alaska VA Healthcare System

1201 North Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK 99504

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Wisdom Traditions Counseling Services

401 West International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Jett Morgan Treatment Services Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Services

400 West Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503

Outpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Stolt

1000 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) The Salvation Army Residential

8000 West End Road
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Volunteers of America

509 West 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Outpatient Medicaid Private
AK Child And Family Maley Center Anchorage AK 99508 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) AK Child and Family Maley Center

1709 South Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Inpatient Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Akeela Assessment Center

360 West Benson Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Chugachmiut Behavioral Health Anchorage AK 99508 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Chugachmiut Behavioral Health

1840 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Adult Services Anchorage Community Mental Health

4020 Folker Street
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Southcentral Foundation Dena Coy

4130 San Ernesto Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508

Detox Inpatient Medicaid Private
Genesis Recovery Services Anchorage AK 99517 Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Genesis Recovery Services

2825 West 42nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99517

Outpatient Inpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Southcentral Foundation Mt Ahklun Building

4501 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Outpatient Medicaid Private
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Anchorage, Alaska Drug and Alcohol Use Statistics

Anchorage, Alaska, drug and alcohol use statistics from a 2018-2020 national survey showed that among adults 18 years and older:1

Close to 1% of people 26 years or older in Anchorage, Alaska, reported heroin use within the last year.1

How Much Does Drug Rehab in Anchorage, Alaska Cost?

The cost of rehab in Anchorage, Alaska, varies depending on the type and setting of treatment. A 2015 report showed you may pay an average of $2,053 for an emergency department visit from drug and alcohol use. However, you may spend about $22,886 to $27,413 for inpatient drug and alcohol rehab.2

How to Find Low-Cost and Free Rehabs in Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Medicaid provides state-funded rehab through Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CBHCs) in Anchorage, Alaska. You may be eligible for rehab at a CBHC if you are using drugs and alcohol in an unhealthy way and experience symptoms indicating that you may continue using drugs and alcohol even if you experience problems.

You can find low-cost and free drug rehabs in Anchorage, Alaska, such as Medicaid by contacting healthcare.gov or one our specialists. Non-profit and faith-based organizations provide additional options for low-cost and free drug and alcohol rehab in Anchorage, Alaska.

Do Medicare and Medicaid Cover Alcohol and Drug Rehab?

Yes, Medicare and Medicaid cover at least part of the cost of rehab. Alaska Medicaid is part of the Alaska Medical Assistance. You may receive reimbursement from Alaska Medicaid to pay for the following rehab services:3

You can receive services from a CBHC center in Anchorage, Alaska, by visiting the Alaska Behavioral Health website or calling them to schedule an appointment. Your provider can also refer you to a CBHC center.

Medicare provides federal funding for rehab for people over 65 or younger with disability. You will receive Medicare rehab coverage for the following if the services are deemed necessary and reasonable.

Does Private Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?

Yes, private insurance covers addiction treatment because of the requirements of the Affordable care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAE). The MHPAE requires large group insurance providers such as employee plans to provide the same level of coverage for addictions treatment as medical and surgical services. The protections in the MHPEA were extended in the ACA to individual health insurance providers.

With the ACA and MHPEA you will receive addiction treatment coverage from your private insurance whether you have an individual or employee-based insurance. The ACA provides Medicaid expansions for low-income individuals with no children.4

Popular Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Anchorage, Alaska

Popular characteristics of drug and alcohol rehab facilities include multiple settings, financial accessibility, dual diagnosis treatment, family involvement, staff composition, and family involvement. You can find many drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Anchorage, Alaska, with several of these popular characteristics.

Narcotic Drug Treatment Center Inc Center for Drug Problems

Narcotic Drug Treatment Center Inc. is a rehab facility in Anchorage, Alaska, accredited by the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This rehab center offers treatment in multiple settings including outpatient, outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment, and regular outpatient treatment. The Narcotic Drug Treatment Center is financially accessible with different payment options such as:

Lack of insurance shouldn’t be a barrier to treatment at the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center because they offer payment assistance and a sliding fee scale.

Salvation Army Clitheroe Center

The Salvation Army Clitheroe Center is a private non-profit CARF accredited drug and alcohol rehab center in Anchorage, Alaska. Salvation Army provides services in several treatment settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and regular outpatient treatment: This center accepts most insurance plans including:

The Salvation army rehab offers payment assistance and a sliding fee scale.

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association

The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association is a tribal government-operated drug and alcohol rehab facility in Anchorage, Alaska. This rehab center offers multiple service settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and regular outpatient treatment. The insurance and funding options include:

If you do not have any of the insurance and funding options, you can check with the facility for details about their payment assistance and the sliding fee scale.

Akeela House

Akeela House in a private non-profit drug and alcohol rehab facility accredited by the Joint Commission. Akeela House offers residential/24-hour residential and long-term residential service settings. You can use the following funding and insurance options plans at Akeela House:

Akeela House offers a sliding fee scale for people who lack the accepted insurance and funding resources.

The Drug Rehab Process: What to Expect

The rehab process is a continuum of care that you’ll move through over time. This continuum of care is an integrated system that guides and monitors you throughout your drug and alcohol treatments. You should receive a comprehensive series of treatments that are appropriate for your needs. The series of rehab interventions will depend on the extent of substance use. You may respond to brief motivational interventions or supportive monitoring if you have mild substance use disorder. However, if you have severe substance use you can expect a rehab process that includes:5

The treatment plan in these segments may vary as your recovery goals change with time.

Receiving a Substance Abuse Assessment

Before you start a drug and alcohol rehab program, you will get an assessment from your doctor or a provider. The assessment will help your doctor understand the nature and extent of the substance use as well as the way it interacts with other parts of your life. This assessment may evaluate the following areas of your life:6

This assessment provides detailed information about your life to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis, place you in the appropriate treatment and develop treatment goals.6

Medical Detox Services

Medical detox is an intervention that helps someone going through withdrawal to manage the physical and emotional symptoms safely. You may experience withdrawal symptoms after you stop using drugs or alcohol because your brain is used to the substance. Alcohol, opioids, sedatives, stimulants, and other substances can cause significant physical or emotional symptoms during withdrawal. Medical detox is the use of medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and help you become medically stable and substance-free. It is not a replacement for comprehensive addiction treatment since it does not address the underlying factors that influence substance use.5

Inpatient Drug Rehab in Anchorage, Alaska

Inpatient rehab in Anchorage, Alaska, is a service setting where you receive intensive treatment 24-hours a day. The services are typically delivered in a hospital setting. An advantage of inpatient rehab is that you have access to a multidisciplinary team in the hospital that can address any urgent rehab issues or medical problems. A hospital setting can provide structure and a supportive environment for abstinence.

Step-Down Care

After inpatient rehab, you may need step-down care in an outpatient program such as intensive outpatient program, partial hospitalization program, or a standard outpatient program. Step-down care is appropriate if you live in a supportive environment for recovery but need structure to prevent relapse.

People with mild substance misuse history, a supportive environment, and strong social support system don’t necessarily have to begin with an inpatient program. The initial rehab encounter may be in an outpatient setting. Rehab services in step-down care may include education, counseling, or clinically intensive programming. Step-down care is less restrictive but has a similar intensity as residential programs.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

Recovery is a process of change that enables you to improve your health and wellness, direct your life, and do your best to attain your full potential. Recovery is a lifelong process that requires a relapse prevention plan and aftercare at the end of your drug and alcohol rehab. Even if you have a severe and chronic problem with substance use, you can overcome the disorder and become healthy again with some help. Recovery occurs when you voluntarily adopt a healthy lifestyle with positive changes and values.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is a mutual self-help group with a 12-step action plan with steps that include:

The 12 Steps were developed using members’ experiences of alcohol use recovery. A benefit of AA is peer support from members in the group.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a 12-step mutual support group similar to AA. NA was developed for people with narcotic use disorder. You may benefit from peer support with group members who have similar experiences with narcotic use.

Smart Recovery

Smart recovery is an aftercare process that uses behavioral change to promote post-rehab success. During Smart Recovery meetings, you will learn how to use tools to promote recovery. You will receive help in the following aspects of recovery:7

Sober Living Homes

Sober living is an aftercare housing option where you can live in a substance-free environment. Residents in sober living homes are required to attend a 12-step mutual support group. Many sober living homes have a house leader or manager. Some residents in sober living have reduced their drug and alcohol use.

Ongoing Therapy

Ongoing therapies are behavioral treatments that involve working with a therapist to identify and change behaviors that promote severe substance use. Ongoing therapy will help you with the following:8

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Anchorage Rehab for You

When choosing the right Anchorage rehab, you have to consider your factors, like:

These factors should indicate the appropriateness of the program for your lifestyle and personal needs.

What to Look for in a Quality Treatment Program

There are many drug and alcohol rehab centers in Anchorage, Alaska. An important factor to consider when choosing the appropriate rehab is a quality treatment program. Some important features of a quality treatment program are credentialing of staff, multiple levels of care, utilization of individualized treatment plans, accreditation, financing options, and family involvement in treatment.9

Individualized Treatment Plans

Individualized treatment plans are person-centered and draw on your resources, potential, strengths, and ability to recover to help you stay in rehab. These plans consider characteristics like gender identity, language, age, race and ethnicity, and religion. You can choose a drug and alcohol rehab with individualized treatment plans to receive treatment tailored to your lifestyle and needs.

Accreditation

The accreditation status of a drug and alcohol rehab facility tells you that the rehab meets nationally accepted standards for providing rehab treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has approved accrediting bodies including the following:10

You can choose drug and alcohol rehab with accreditation to ensure that you receive quality treatment that meets the national standards.

Family Involvement

Families are often affected by the drug and alcohol use of their loved ones. Family involvement enables family members to obtain support and treatment for the impact of drug use on their lives. Drug and alcohol rehabs can include families in their programs through family group therapy and education sessions. Education programs can help your family better understand drug and alcohol use as a health condition.

Multiple Levels of Care

Drug and alcohol rehabs with multiple levels of care have outpatient programs, inpatient or residential programs, detoxication programs, aftercare, a sober living home, or other service settings in the same location or network. Your recovery journey may require treatment in multiple service settings. You can easily transition between different care levels as needed for recovery if you choose a rehab with multiple levels of care.

Financing Options

Most drug and alcohol rehabs offer multiple financing options to cover the cost of treatment. Common financing options include cash or self-payment, private health insurance, Medicaid, and state-financed health insurance plans. A minority of rehabs accept Medicare, federal military insurance, and Tribal/Urban funds. A quality program should offer multiple financing options and allow you to choose an option that is most suitable for your financial situation.

Credentialing of Staff

Credentialing of staff is a formal process of scrutinizing the ability of healthcare providers to practice medicine.11 Credentialing of staff ensures that all the providers at the drug and alcohol rehab are qualified to do so. This is an indication that your provider has the acceptable licensure, qualification, and training to provide rehab treatment. Choosing a rehab facility with credentialed staff assures you that your provider is qualified to provide quality care.

Should I Travel to Anchorage, Alaska for Alcohol and Drug Treatment?

Anchorage, Alaska, has diverse neighborhoods that appeal to different people depending on their lifestyle and personal needs. You may travel to Anchorage, Alaska, for a drug and alcohol rehab in the most suitable neighborhood.

Neighborhoods in Anchorage to Consider for Treatment

Neighborhoods in Anchorage to consider for treatment include Downtown, Midtown, Hillside, Spenard, Mountain View, and Turnagain. You can choose from neighborhoods with a Bohemian personality, close proximity to the airport, diverse ethnicity, wilderness, and an urban feel.

Downtown

Downtown Anchorage is known for its shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. The Downtown neighborhood is home to the only urban king salmon fishery in the world. You should consider Downtown Anchorage if you prefer to live in an urban center with a historic feel during your rehab journey.

Midtown

Midtown Anchorage is an urban district with affordable hotels and a stash of eateries. The Cuddy Family Midtown Park and the 7-mile Campbell Creek trail are in Midtown. Midtown is a good choice if you want an urban environment with a green space and trails.

Hillside

Hillside is a combination of an upscale suburban neighborhood and the wilderness. The largest wildlife preserve and a ski area in Anchorage are in Hillside. You should consider Hillside if you want to live close to the wilderness during your rehab in Anchorage.

Spenard

Spenard is a Bohemian neighborhood in Anchorage famous for its nightlife. You will find vegetarian restaurants that differ from the Alaskan subsistence hunting image in Spenard. You should consider Spenard if you want access to vegetarian food options during rehab.

Mountain View

Mountain View is home to people of diverse ethnicities, including Asian and Pacific Islanders, native Alaskans, Somalis, Ethiopians, and Peruvians. The diverse ethnicities in Mountain View are reflected in the local grocery stores and small restaurants. You should consider Mountain View if you have a diverse palate or prefer to live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood.

Turnagain

Turnagain is home to the busiest seaplane base in the world. Turnagain is located in the Cook Inlet and surrounded by the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. You should place Turnagain at the top of your list if you want to enjoy views of seaplanes and beautiful bike rides in Anchorage.

Drug and Alcohol Laws in Anchorage, Alaska

There are several laws in Anchorage, Alaska, that improve access to drug and alcohol rehab. Therapeutic courts, insurance requirements, overdose prevention and monitoring programs in Alaska can make it easier for you to access rehab.

Therapeutic Courts

The Alaska Court System has a therapeutic court where people with drug and alcohol use misdemeanors can choose a treatment program instead of incarceration. The therapeutic court is not a “get out of jail free” card. A court team consisting of a probation officer, substance abuse provider, supervising judge, and lawyer will closely supervise you if you choose the therapeutic court.12

Insurance (Court)

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab doesn’t have to be a barrier to rehab in Anchorage, Alaska. Under the Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act, welfare, social services and institutions in Alaska are required to encourage all insurance providers to cover drug and alcohol abuse as an illness.12 You can expect your insurance provider to cover at least some of your rehab costs.

Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention (Hanson)

Alaska’s Good Samaritan Overdose prevention law is a nationwide standing order for naloxone. Anyone in Alaska can legally buy naloxone without a prescription.13 You can obtain naloxone without a prescription for yourself and loved ones in case they experience an overdose.

Alcohol Safety Action Program

People in Anchorage, Alaska, with drug and alcohol-related charges can receive screening and case management services as part of the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP). This program increases access to treatment, helps with court appearances and aids probation compliance. You can go to the Anchorage ASAP office in person to enroll without a prior appointment.

Resources

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  11. Patel, P., Sharma, S. (2021). Credentialing.
  12. Alaska Court System. (n.d.). Therapeutic Court.
  13. Hanson, B. L., Porter, R. R., Zöld, A. L., & Terhorst-Miller, H. (2020). Preventing opioid overdose with peer-administered naloxone: Findings from a rural state. Harm Reduction Journal, 17(1), 4.
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