Juneau Drug & Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Juneau, Alaska, is known for such attractions as the Mendenhall Glacier and Tracy Arm, but what most people don’t know is that substance abuse is plaguing many of the residents in Juneau. The epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction is doing a lot of damage to the entire nation, including Alaska.

According to a 2012-2013 survey, Alaska was among the top ten states in illicit drug use rates. Illicit drugs like marijuanacocaine, methamphetamine and heroin can tear apart families and even entire communities. Substance use disorder is a disease, however, like any other disease, and it needs to be treated.

If you suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important that you take the control back of your life and seek treatment. It takes courage to seek drug addiction treatment in Juneau, Alaska, but you can find the healing you deserve.

Our Closest Facility:
a row of houses in a residential neighborhood.
The Recovery Village Ridgefield Drug and Alcohol Rehab
888 Hillhurst Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 857-0007
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Alaska. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield WA and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help in Juneau

Juneau, Alaska Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers

Juneau has many options for substance use disorder treatment including outpatient, inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Here are the addiction recovery programs available in Juneau, Alaska.

Residential Treatment Programs

These are the places a patient is most likely to find a medical detox with 24/7 staff as well as medical support. With narcotic pain pills and also other opiates, a physical addiction can be treated with medication, but other therapy is recommended afterward.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

These programs will require no overnight stay and generally allow patients to live at home or in a group home. A four-to-six-week program can take about 25 hours a week of intensive counseling. Individual and group therapy is part of the program and is recommended for people who have stepped down from an inpatient program.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

The outpatient program allows the patient to attend meetings as an individual or group on a regular basis, but not for as long a session as when inpatient. This is the lowest level of formal program and patients are encouraged to have support from friends and family.

Detox Centers

While medical detox can help alleviate pain and lessen the symptoms of withdrawal, detox care may not address mental or spiritual aspects of your recovery. Choosing a program for recovery should always include an examination of the staff, experience of the doctors and methods of counseling, such as group or individual and alternative therapies. Addiction is a chronic disease that can be managed successfully. Treatment enables you or the people you love who are struggling to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on the brain and behavior. Detox is often the first step toward regaining control of your life.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Once you have finished your rehabilitation, the work is far from over. One of the most important things to do post-rehab is to find a recovery program that resonates with you. In Juneau, there are a lot of different options for meetings and support groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous started in the 1930s as a way for people struggling with alcohol misuse to talk to each other and help figure out what was wrong in their lives. The program evolved quickly into a 12-step treatment method run by people in recovery. None of the group leaders are required to have any official certification or training; the group believes there is strength in shared hope. For many people, AA meetings are a helpful part of aftercare and are often used while someone attends inpatient or outpatient rehab. The following are AA meetings that are near Juneau, Alaska.

Sunday Morning Group
Rainforest Activity Center
3250 Hospital Dr.
Juneau, AK 99801

Nooners Group
Sitka Counseling & Prevention
111 Metlakatla St.
Juneau, AK 99835

Up the Creek Group
Juneau Public Health Service Center
3412 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are actually very similar to AA meetings in that they also follow the 12 steps. NA asks its members to work with a sponsor to go through the 12 steps, but the only thing it requires its members to do is to have a desire to stop using drugs.

Rainforest Activity Center
3240 Hospital Dr.
Juneau, AK 99801

Atco Building
1613 Anka St.
Juneau, AK 99801

SMART Recovery Meetings

The SMART Recovery method is a 4-point program that helps people in recovery build and maintain motivation, cope with urges to use drugs, manage their thoughts, behaviors and feelings and live a balanced life. The meetings help both those who suffer from substance misuse and heal from the effects of addiction. SMART Recovery (Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training) meetings are recommended as part of an aftercare program designed to keep people from using drugs and alcohol. There are no meetings within 100 miles of Juneau, but there are meetings offered online at the SMART Recovery website.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

These meetings are the sister meetings to AA and NA meetings, set up for families and friends of those in recovery from alcohol and drug misuse. The parents, friends and even coworkers of those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction often need not only support but also guidance and a shoulder to lean on. Many family members suffer feelings of guilt and even anger when a loved one becomes addicted. Some meetings in and around Juneau are:

St. Paul’s Catholic Church
9055 Atlin Dr.
Juneau, AK 99801

Resurrection Lutheran Church
740 W. 10th St.
Juneau, AK 99801

St. Vincent de Paul
8617 Teal St.
Juneau, AK 99801

While there are many options for alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities in Juneau, Alaska, it may also be smart to explore the options in nearby and surrounding cities. Alaska has many different recovery resources.