Alaska Treatment Programs

The Treatment Specialist offers a free locator service for addiction and mental health treatment serving Alaska.  Our specialists are committed to helping you or a loved one locate the best treatment program based on your specific needs and resources.  The Treatment Specialist provides leading treatment programming options for addiction, mental health, and dual diagnosis rehabs.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Alaska Treatment Programs

Addiction treatment programs have become highly specialized, with a variety of treatment modalities and philosophies. There are two major philosophies that are offered, a 12 step programming or non 12 step programming. The levels of care offered include inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. The treatment program elements will vary depending on the specific type of program that is attended.

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Inpatient Rehab for Addiction

Addiction inpatient and residential programs length of stay may range from one to six months with housing provided by the treatment program. Inpatient treatment provides daily intensive programming featuring a highly structured daily schedule of treatment elements offered within an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan.  A co-occurring mental health disorder is when a mental health condition and addiction are occurring together as the same time. Dual Diagnosis conditions will need to be addressed while in treatment. Addiction and Dual Diagnosis inpatient and residential treatment is covered by most health insurance companies.

Inpatient Programs provide drug and alcohol detox services as the first phase of treatment if this is required by the patient. Detox will be monitored by a licensed medication professional and include 24/7 monitoring by support staff.

Inpatient Services

Generally, inpatient programing includes the following services:

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab is a more flexible and less expensive option that allows the individual in recovery to live at home while receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol use disorder.  While not the appropriate level of care for some, outpatient treatment has the advantage of allowing the individual to continue to work, provide care for children, or attend school.  Outpatient care and costs can vary dramatically between programs, from the most basic services provided to high-end programs that offer a wide array of additional services.  Outpatient rehab offers different levels of care, which correspond with the individual’s specific treatment needs and recovery goals.

An outpatient rehab will require the individual to first undergo detox and withdrawal.  If the addiction is fairly new and not severe, this can be accomplished at home with some oversight from the person’s medical doctor.  For some, a separate detox facility might be the best option.  Once detox is completed, the client will begin participating in scheduled individual and group therapy sessions and classes.

Outpatient Services

The basic services offered at an outpatient rehab include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Relapse prevention education and planning
  • Required participation in a recovery group such as NA or AA
  • Life skills classes
  • Medication Management

Dual Diagnosis Alaska Treatment Programs

Dual Diagnosis conditions are highly common among substance users. Whether the individual started using to self medicate or have induced the condition from use, it is imperative to treat both the addiction and mental health while in treatment. This is done by providing a comprehensive treatment approach and offering therapeutic and medical interventions during the treatment process. This will include an experienced treatment team of doctors, therapists, and support staff.

Mental Health Alaska Treatment Programs

When mental health conditions require a higher level of care due to severity, there are a number of options available. The inpatient level of care is available at a hospital and often is in a locked unit. Hospital treatment is typically the highest level of care and can be involuntary or voluntary depending on the situation. The next level of care is residential treatment which is a voluntary program where people can spend 30+ days in a healing environment with the support of doctors, therapists, and counselors.

PHQ-9 Depression Tool and Quiz

The Treatment Specialist offers a free online depression quiz called th PHQ-9 which is scored on the nine diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the DSM-IV.

Mental Health Treatment Facilities

Mental health Programs are offered at different levels of care and types of facilities.  Inpatient Programs for Mental Health are offered in hospitals, residential, and outpatient treatment facilities. Receiving an initial assessment will help determine what level of care may be appropriate for you or your loved one.

Treatment programs for mental health conditions often include:

If a person is admitted to a mental health center due to a severe phase, such as having a psychotic break or exhibiting suicidal behavior, the first priority will be to stabilize the patient. The hospital and inpatient level of care is most likely going to be the best option for stabilization.

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