Q: How do I get into treatment?
A: The first step is to schedule and complete a substance-abuse assessment. Once an assessment has been completed, the treatment team makes recommendations and participants are offered the appropriate level of care.
Q: How long does treatment last?
A: It depends on the level of care and the individual. Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient are approximately 12 weeks long, followed by six weeks of post-program support care. Residential treatment typically lasts about six months.
Q: Who is eligible for your services?
A: Must be Alaska Native or American Indian for Assessments, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient services; the detox and residential programs accept individuals who have been recommended for treatment and/or inpatient treatment.
Q: Is there a waitlist for treatment?
A: At times. It can vary depending on what level of care you were recommended for.
Q: Do I have to be referred to receive services?
A: We accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from qualified agencies.
Q: How do I pay for services?
A: We work on a sliding-fee scale, and bill private insurance and Medicaid, as well as work with Southcentral Foundation’s support services through a unique partnership.
Q: What is an assessment and how long does it take?
A: An assessment is a personal interview with Recovery Services staff that takes about two hours. During the interview, the assessor discusses with the participant their personal history as related to intoxication and/or withdrawal, medical history and emotional health, prior treatment opportunities or experience, personal relapse potential and their recovery environment, among other topics.