Alaska Detox Centers for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Despite the fact that Alaska is set apart from the rest of the U.S., this state still struggles deeply with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Oxycontin and other opioids are cause for great alarm as is alcohol despite the many dry counties throughout the state.

If you or someone you love is seeking local Alaska detox centers that will provide healing and recovery options ideal for your unique situation, call our helpline at 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) to begin your recovery journey. A caring treatment provider will answer your call and help you find local detox centers in Anchorage, Kodiak or Juneau today.

Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers in Alaska

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Why Choose Alaska Detox Centers?

Naturally you’re not going to head to Alaska for detox just because of the pristine scenery that is found in the state, although this may keep you around once you start your recovery program. Each person chooses detox for a slightly different purpose—some need around-the-clock support when they feel cravings spike, others need a clean environment to live in that allows them to step away from drugs and alcohol and not be faced with the daily interactions of those who abuse these substances.

No matter WHY you choose a detox center in Alaska, your goal is likely the same as the next person—to get sober, overcome physical withdrawal and feel good without drugs or alcohol.


Drug & Alcohol Detox Statistics

  • Studies show that 37% of all crimes committed in Alaska are the result of substance abuse—this includes the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Heroin is a serious problem in the state as are certain prescription drugs such as oxycontin or other opioid type pain relievers.
  • Alcohol remains the greatest problem throughout the state accounting for more than 75% of all adult incarcerations in major cities.
  • Many sex offenders in the state have past history of drug or alcohol related criminal activity according to a recent study.

Treatment Approaches

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Our helpline will ask you some simple questions and help you determine whether a particular detox center is right for you.


Caring treatment specialists will work with you to keep you comfortable during withdrawal to prepare you for recovery.


Therapy and counseling are provided to help you discover the core reasons behind your addiction and how to cope without drugs or alcohol.


Follow-up programs and continued attention to recovery assist you in maintaining a sober lifestyle following the treatment received in detox and rehab.

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How Long is Alaska Alcohol Detox?

Alcoholism poses a serious threat throughout the state of Alaska and it has for quite some time. Many counties are dry which means alcohol is not permitted at all, but this doesn’t stop people from seeking the substance and hiding it in their homes.

Alcohol detox can take:

  • 3-5 days for the worst symptoms to begin—this includes shaking, nausea, vomiting and the potential for seizures if you suffer from DTs.
  • 7-9 days for cravings to peak.
  • 10-14 days for symptoms to begin to subside.
  • Long-term cravings are likely and additional symptoms of withdrawal may occur if you are a long-time alcoholic that requires additional treatment for Delirium Tremens or other serious disorders associated with alcoholism.

How Long is Alaska Drug Detox?

Detoxing from any substance is a matter of multiple factors—the following factors play a role in the amount of time you will need to spend in an Alaska drug detox center in order to fully overcome the physical aspects of the addiction:

  • Your age and whether you have been addicted for a very long time.
  • The type of substance you are addicted to. Certain drugs take longer to safely detox from.
  • The amount of the substance that you use and how frequently you use.
  • Your commitment to your own recovery.
  • How you approach detox and whether you have underlying health problems such as mental illness or chronic pain.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Detox Centers in AK

If you’re heavily addicted, can’t say “no” and have tried to quit and failed—you need inpatient detox. AK Inpatient detox centers provide you with around-the-clock support, the care you need for immediate healing and an environment that is free from temptation because drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

Outpatient detox centers can provide an option if you don’t have the ability to leave your family behind while you seek help for yourself or if your job does not permit you to take time off. Otherwise, we recommend that you seek inpatient care as your first choice in safe, effective detox.

Get Help Today

Finding help when you decide “it’s time” can be the greatest challenge you face. There’s payment issues, the fact that treatment beds are often full, and the fact that you don’t quite know where to begin. We can help!

Call our helpline today at 800-483-2193(Who Answers?) and we’ll connect you with Alaska detox centers that can offer you the supportive care and therapeutic recovery that’s right for you. Our compassionate treatment advisors will assist you every step of the way.

Don’t let addiction take away another day of your life—call today and begin the journey to recovery and healing right away.

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