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There are several drug rehab options available to individuals living in the Chugiak area. It is important to understand each treatment option that is available in Chugiak, Alaska, in order to choose the appropriate treatment approach for yourself or a loved one. Choosing the proper drug or alcohol rehab program in Chugiak, AK. is the most important factor in the treatment of drug abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. The following information will help you to understand your various treatment options so that you have the greatest chance of a successful outcome.

Let's take a look at the various treatment options that coincide with the condition of the individual seeking treatment.

Outpatient drug or alcohol rehab programs do not require patients to reside in a treatment facility during the treatment process; therefore, employment and home activities can continue during the treatment process. Typically, outpatient treatment is a method employed only in the case of moderate drug and/or alcohol use, that has not advanced to the stages of dependence or addiction.

An inpatient alcohol and drug rehab program is the correct treatment method for severe cases of drug addiction and alcoholism. Unlike out-patient rehab programs which can leave an individual susceptible to continually relapsing, inpatient drug and alcohol rehabs offer a controlled, safe environment where a person can get maximum benefit in the recovery process.

Short term drug and alcohol rehabs are inpatient treatment programs which are best suited for people that have reached the stage of addiction but the addiction stage is a year or less. The typical length of stay is 30 days or less in an inpatient treatment facility. Because of the brief duration of a short-term rehab program, people that have struggled with a severe addiction for years do not usually benefit from this method of treatment.

Long term drug and alcohol rehab provides treatment for people that have developed advanced stages of drug addiction and alcoholism. This is the only method of treatment that has shown to be effective for long term advanced cases of addiction. Long term drug and alcohol rehab programs are 60 to 90 days and longer.

Research studies show conclusively that the longer a severe drug or alcohol addicted person stays in treatment, the better the outcome. As such, the benefits of a long term drug or alcohol rehab should be taken into serious consideration when deciding upon treatment for a long term severe addiction problem.

A dual diagnosis drug or alcohol rehab may be the correct choice if one suspects that the person that is addicted to a drugs and/or alcohol due to an underlying mental health issue. Co-existing conditions are very common and both can be treated through a regime of detoxification, drug or alcohol rehabilitation, and therapy.

According to the National Association of Diaconate Directors, dual-diagnosis rehab centers should use a variety of therapy when treating those with this condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy teaches the drug or alcohol abuser how to better deal with their thoughts and behaviors regarding their condition. Behavior management is an additional form of therapy which centers on their behaviors and actions concerning their substance abuse.

Drug or alcohol detoxification is a process that deals with the mental and physical withdrawal symptoms that are brought on when a drug or alcohol addicted person stops using the substance they are dependent on abruptly. The severity of these withdrawal symptoms is dependent upon the type of substance or substances the person is addicted to and how long they have been using. Most often, detox has a duration of 3 days to a week but in some cases such as methadone and suboxone it can be much longer.

It is important to realize that for addiction, detox is only the first step of addressing the problem. Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex problem, psychological symptoms may persist long after physical addiction symptoms have passed. Individuals not only develop a physical dependence to drugs and alcohol but in most cases, emotional and psychological dependence as well. Detox should be followed with an extensive treatment program so that the individual is emotionally and psychologically prepared for the future.

As you can imagine, one doesn't want too many failures piling up due to choosing incorrect treatment options, as the person will become hopeless and give up altogether. So it is vital to understand your options and seek the proper level of care for the severity of the substance abuse problem.

There are no local drug rehab listings for Chugiak, Alaska so we have provided 4 nearby drug rehab listings for Chugiak:

  • Volunteers of America Alaska
    (Eagle River is 10.1 miles from Chugiak)

    8012 Stewart Mountain Drive
    Eagle River, AK. 99577

    If you would like to contact Volunteers of America Alaska, you can reach them at (907) 694-3336.

    Volunteers of America Alaska provides these treatment services: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Long Term Rehabilitation, Adolescents, Residential Beds For Clients w/ Children

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance, Private Health Insurance, Access To Recovery Voucher, Sliding Fee Scale
  • Mat-Su Health Services Inc
    (Wasilla is 10.3 miles from Chugiak, Alaska)

    1363 West Spruce Avenue
    Wasilla, AK. 99654

    If you would like to contact Mat-Su Health Services Inc, you can reach them at (907) 376-2411.

    Mat-Su Health Services Inc provides these treatment services: Outpatient, Dual Diagnosis

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale
  • Alaska Family Services
    (Wasilla is 10.3 miles from Chugiak, AK.)

    5851 East Mayflowers Court
    Wasilla, AK. 99654

    If you would like to contact Alaska Family Services, you can reach them at (907) 746-4080.

    Alaska Family Services provides these treatment services: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Outpatient, Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis, Women Only Treatment, Dui/Dwi Offenders, Criminal Justice Clients, Asl Or Other Assistance For Hearing Impaired

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Insurance, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance, Access To Recovery Voucher, Sliding Fee Scale
  • Starting Point Inc
    (Wasilla is 10.3 miles from Chugiak)

    190 East Paulson Avenue
    Wasilla, AK. 99654

    If you would like to contact Starting Point Inc, you can reach them at (907) 376-6116.

    Starting Point Inc provides these treatment services: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Outpatient, Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale

Facts About Chugiak

The community of Eagle River/Chugiak, Alaska sits just North of Anchorage and is part of the municipality of Anchorage.
Chugiak, Alaska is an unincorporated community in the Municipality of Anchorage, situated about 20 miles northeast of downtown Anchorage.
The name Chugiak, Alaska comes from a Dena'ina word meaning 'place of many places'. Chugiak, Alaska was 1st gradually settled in the 1950s, mainly by the homesteading by former military personnel who had served in Alaska during WWI.
Chugiak is also the home of the 'Birchwood Shooting & Recreational Park', next to the Birchwood Airport, the largest Rifle, shotgun, and pistol range facility in the State of Alaska.

DEA Info For Alaska

Crack cocaine continues to be a specific threat in Alaska.
In 1995 a program was created known as the DEA Mobile Enforcement Teams, or "MET". This was in response to the overwhelming problem of drugs and drug-related crimes across the nation. Since the inception of the MET, there have been no MET deployments in the state of Alaska.
Due to its location in relation to the rest of the United States and Canada, Alaska is a transshipment state and a consumer state for controlled substances.
Cocaine and methamphetamine continue to be imported and available in Alaska.
Various organizations are involved in trafficking cocaine into Alaska from the lower 48 states.
Marijuana continues to be a widespread problem in Alaska.

Drug Facts

Repeated use of certain drugs brings about dramatic changes in both the structure and function of the brain. The euphoric effect derived from their use is itself a sign that the drug or drugs are changing the chemical wiring in the brain. As it adjusts to the imbalances being inflicted upon it, the user needs more of the drug to recapture the high. In a shorter span of time than many realize, this change becomes more pronounced and indelible, until finally the individual has become addicted to the drug.
Overall Use of Illegal Drugs. In 1995, 10.9 percent of all youngsters between twelve and seventeen years of age used illicit drugs on a past-month basis.15 This rate has risen substantially compared to 8.2 percent in 1994, 5.7 percent in 1993, and 5.3 percent in 1992 -- the historic low in the trend since the 1979 high of 16.3 percent. The University of Michigan’s 1996 Monitoring the Future study found that more than half of all high school students use illicit drugs by the time they graduate.
Approximately 45,000 women in this country used cocaine during pregnancy in 1992, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Cocaine is a dangerous drug for unborn babies. While earlier predictions that many cocaine-exposed babies would be severely brain damaged have not come true, these babies still face many health problems, ranging from subtle to life-threatening.
Studies show that if drug users are going to progress into harder drugs after marijuana, they commonly try cocaine next. Eighty-nine percent of teenagers who use cocaine have previously used all three gateway drugs— tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana—and 99.9 percent previously used at least one of them. One of the world's most addictive drugs, cocaine is derived from the coca leaf and is usually snorted through the nose in the form of crystalline white powder. It is a stimulant that produces euphoria, alertness, and temporary increases in physical energy. The effects wear off quickly—if snorted they last between fifteen and thirty minutes, if smoked, only five to ten minutes —and the user is left depressed and listless, craving more.

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