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There are several drug rehab options available to individuals living in the Sterling area. It is important to understand each treatment option that is available in Sterling, Alaska, in order to choose the appropriate treatment approach for yourself or a loved one. Choosing the proper drug or alcohol rehab program in Sterling, 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 Sterling, Alaska so we have provided 4 nearby drug rehab listings for Sterling:

  • Central Peninsula General Hospital
    (Kenai is 19.9 miles from Sterling, Alaska)

    47480 Kristina Way
    Kenai, AK. 99611

    If you would like to contact Central Peninsula General Hospital, you can reach them at (907) 714-4524.

    Central Peninsula General Hospital provides these treatment services: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Outpatient, Day Treatment, Short Term Treatment, Long Term Rehabilitation, Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance
  • Cook Inlet Council on
    (Kenai is 19.9 miles from Sterling)

    10200 Kenai Spur Highway
    Kenai, AK. 99611

    If you would like to contact Cook Inlet Council on, you can reach them at (907) 283-3658.

    Cook Inlet Council on provides these treatment services: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Outpatient, Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis, Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Women Only Treatment, Men Only Rehab, Dui/Dwi Offenders

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, Private Health Insurance
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe
    (Kenai is 19.9 miles from Sterling)

    110 North Willow Street
    Kenai, AK. 99611

    If you would like to contact Kenaitze Indian Tribe, you can reach them at (907) 283-6693x3.

    Kenaitze Indian Tribe provides these treatment services: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment, Outpatient, Adolescents

    Payment Types: Self Payment, Medicaid, Private Health Insurance
  • Seaview Community Services
    (Seward is 51.2 miles from Sterling, Alaska)

    302 Railway Avenue
    Seward, AK. 99664

    If you would like to contact Seaview Community Services, you can reach them at (907) 224-5257.

    Seaview Community Services provides these treatment services: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment, Outpatient, Adolescents, Women Only Treatment, Dui/Dwi Offenders, Criminal Justice Clients

    Payment Types: Medicaid, Medicare, State Financed Insurance, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance

DEA Info For Alaska

In 2007, there were 69 drug-violation arrests made in Alaska by the DEA, as compared to 121 arrests in 2006, and 118 arrests in 2005.
Cocaine and methamphetamine continue to be imported and available in Alaska.
DTOs which are responsible for the distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in Alaska are also obtaining small amounts of MDMA (street name Ecstasy), LSD and GHB which are known as "Club Drugs".
Mexican, Colombian and Southeast Asian heroin are being imported through various organizations into Alaska.
Crack cocaine continues to be a specific threat in Alaska.
Marijuana is the most abused drug in Alaska.

Drug Facts

GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) was once sold in health food stores as a performance enhancing additive to body builder formulas. Although rumored that GHB stimulates muscle growth, this claim has never been proven. GHB is a central nervous system depressant that is abused for its intoxicating effects. In 1990, the FDA banned the use of GHB except under the supervision of a physician because of many reports of severe, uncontrollable side effects. Slang terms for GHB include Grievous Bodily Harm, Easy Lay, Gook, Gamma 10, Liquid X, Liquid E, Liquid G, Georgia Home Boy, Soap, Scoop, Salty Water, Somatomax, G-riffick, Cherry Meth, Fantasy, Organic Quaalude, Nature's Quaalude, and Zonked.
More than seven percent of the population ages 18 years and older -- nearly 13.8 million Americans -- have problems with drinking, including 8.1 million people who suffer from alcoholism.
The use of alcohol and other drugs can affect judgment in terms of physically protecting oneself against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Every year thousands more young people are diagnosed with AIDS (the number rose 43 percent between 1992 and 1994) and nearly three million teenagers—one out of every six—are infected with an STD that could lead to serious illness or sterility, which would leave them unable to have children in the future. Anyone who shares a needle is also at risk of contracting AIDS by the exchange of blood with an infected user, no matter what their age or history of drug use. Approximately one-third of AIDS cases have been traced to intravenous drug use—usually of heroin and anabolic steroids, but crank and cocaine can also be injected. Based on a questionnaire by the CDC, almost one quarter of the teenagers who use steroids also share needles.
Researchers are studying possible links between inhalant abuse and social problems such as violent behavior and run-ins with the authorities. Inhalant Abuse" report state that "adverse socioeconomic conditions, a history of childhood abuse, poor grades, and dropping out of school all are associated with inhalant abuse. Research shows that twelve- and thirteen-year-old inhalant users "were more than twice as likely to have been in a serious fight at school" in the last year than youths their age who did not use inhalants. They were also "six times as likely to have stolen or tried to steal anything worth more than $50." Furthermore, the tendency to abuse illegal drugs was much higher among twelve- and thirteen-year-old inhalant users than it was for nonusers in the same age group.

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