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Alaska VA Healthcare System - Anchorage, AK

Alaska Va Healthcare System is a premier alcohol and drug use rehab center located in Anchorage, AK at 3001 C Street in the 99503 zip code. Alaska Va Healthcare System provides naltrexone administration, suboxone prescription and relapse prevention from naltrexone. Operated by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, treatment methodologies used by Alaska Va Healthcare System include motivational incentives, rational emotive behavioral therapy and community reinforcement. Alaska Va Healthcare System additionally excels in detoxification and provides Alcohol Detox and Opioid Detox. Alaska Va Healthcare System also offers intensive outpatient treatment, residential treatment and long-term residential treatment. Those who are looking for treatment can get sober living, detoxification and substance use treatment.

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Location: 3001 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503

  1. Offered Treatment
  2. Service Settings
  3. Which Opioid Medications Does It Use?
  4. External Opioid Medications Source
  5. Type of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment
  6. External Source of Medications Used for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment
  7. Treatment Types
  8. Pharmacotherapies
  9. Treatment Approaches
  10. Who Owns This Treatment Center?
  11. Certifications and Accreditations
  12. What Types of Insurance and Payments Are Accepted?
  13. Does It Provide Payment Assistance?
  14. Which Population Groups Are Supported?
  15. Assessment/Pre-treatment
  16. Screening & Testing
  17. Transitional Services
  18. Ancillary Services
  19. What Kinds of Detoxification Are Offered?
  20. Counseling Services and Education
  21. Medical Services
  22. Tobacco/Screening Services
  23. What Is The Smoking Policy?
  24. What Age Groups Are Accepted?
  25. What Genders Are Accepted For Treatment?
  26. Exclusive Services

Offered Treatment:

  • detoxification
  • sober living
  • substance use treatment

Service Settings:

  • outpatient treatment
  • residential treatment
  • outpatient detoxification
  • outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization
  • intensive outpatient treatment
  • outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment
  • regular outpatient treatment
  • residential detoxification
  • long-term residential treatment
  • short-term residential treatment

Which Opioid Medications Does It Use?:

  • Buprenorphine treatment
  • Naltrexone treatment

External Opioid Medications Source:

  • In-network prescribing entity

Type of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment:

  • Accepts clients using medication assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder but prescribed elsewhere

External Source of Medications Used for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment:

  • In-network prescribing entity

Treatment Types:

  • suboxone prescription
  • naltrexone administration
  • relapse prevention from naltrexone

Pharmacotherapies:

  • Acamprosate (Campral)
  • Buprenorphine (extended-release, injectable, for example, Sublocade)
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Naltrexone (extended-release, injectable naltrexone - Vivitrol)
  • Medications for HIV treatment
  • Medications for Hepatitis C treatment
  • Lofexidine
  • Clonidine

Treatment Approaches:

  • motivational incentives
  • community reinforcement
  • rational emotive behavioral therapy

Who Owns This Treatment Center?:

  • the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • Certified by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Hospital licensing authority

What Types of Insurance and Payments Are Accepted?:

  • Accepts Medicare
  • Accepts Medicaid
  • Accepts private health insurance
  • Accepts State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

Does It Provide Payment Assistance?:

  • Payment assistance

Which Population Groups Are Supported?:

  • adult men
  • seniors and older adults
  • LGBT

Assessment/Pre-treatment:

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment
  • Interim services for clients
  • Outreach to persons in the community

Screening & Testing:

  • Drug or alcohol urine screening
  • Screening for Hepatitis B
  • Drug and alcohol oral fluid testing
  • Testing for metabolic syndrome

Transitional Services:

  • Naloxone and overdose education
  • Outcome follow-up after discharge

Ancillary Services:

  • Early intervention for HIV
  • Housing services
  • Recovery coaches
  • Self-help groups
  • Mentoring/Peer support

What Kinds of Detoxification Are Offered?:

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Opioid Detox

Counseling Services and Education:

  • Hepatitis education, counseling and support
  • HIV and AIDS education, counseling and support
  • Health education services
  • Vocational training and educational support

Medical Services:

  • Hepatitis B vaccination

Tobacco/Screening Services:

  • Screening for tobacco use

What Is The Smoking Policy?:

  • Smoking not permitted

What Age Groups Are Accepted?:

  • Adults
  • Young adults

What Genders Are Accepted For Treatment?:

  • Women
  • Men

Exclusive Services:

  • Serves Veterans only

Contact #: 907-273-4011

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Luxury rehab vs traditional addiction treatment

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Ultimately, the choice between luxury and traditional centers depends on individual preferences, financial considerations, and the severity of the addiction. Both aim to provide effective treatment, and individuals should carefully consider their needs when selecting a center aligned with their goals.

How to choose the right treatment duration for addiction treatment

Choosing the right treatment duration for addiction treatment involves considering several factors. The severity of the addiction is a key determinant, with more severe cases often requiring longer, more intensive treatment. The type of substance abused also influences the duration, as different substances may necessitate varied detoxification periods and therapeutic approaches.

The presence of co-occurring mental health disorders may extend the treatment duration to address both the addiction and underlying psychological issues. Individual progress is a crucial consideration, with treatment plans needing to be flexible to accommodate the person's unique needs and response to interventions.

The individual's motivation and willingness to change play a significant role, as does the strength of their support system. A robust network of family and friends can positively impact recovery, potentially affecting the recommended duration of treatment.

The treatment setting, whether inpatient or outpatient, is also a factor. Inpatient programs offer a structured environment, while outpatient programs provide flexibility but may require a longer duration for effective outcomes.

Aftercare planning is essential for sustained recovery, and the duration of aftercare, including ongoing counseling and support groups, should be considered as part of the overall treatment length.

It's important to recognize that addiction treatment is a dynamic process, and the duration may need adjustment based on the individual's progress and changing needs. Regular communication between the individual and their treatment team, along with ongoing assessments, is crucial for determining the appropriate length of treatment to enhance the chances of successful recovery.

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