Looking a Detox Center in Alaska?
For those seeking an Alcohol or Drug Detox Center in Alaska for abuse or dependence on alcohol or other drugs, there are many different choices. Obviously, not every city has a treatment center. The most important thing for someone looking for a detox from drugs or alcohol is to understand that there are choices. In addition to the listing of we have listed below, you may speak with us, free of charge, at anytime and allow our recovery counselors to help guide you in your search.
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It is also important to understand that there are generally four primary types of detox centers or detox clinics. Depending on the severity of the substance abuse and the types of drugs or alcohol being abused may also dictate exactly which kind you need.
1) Inpatient Hospitalization– An inpatient hospitalization is a brief stay at an actual hospital. This is usually only recommended (or even permitted) when there is a grave medical danger present, either due to the amounts being abused or the extreme risks associated with the withdrawal. Generally speaking, an alcohol, tranquilizer or benzodiazepine withdrawal where seizures, major heart conditions, or blood pressure risks are high would involve an inpatient Hospitalization. An opiate user (Vicodin, Heroin, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycontin, etc) will almost never be admitted into a hospital inpatient for there is almost no medical danger (outside of increased blood pressure) present, however uncomfortable the detox may feel. A cocaine or methamphetamine user will also usually not be admitted, however, they may be temporarily referred to a psychiatric facility if there are major psychoses present as a result of the abuse and prescribed anti-psychotic medications.
2) Medically supervised detox center- Any medically supervised detox centers in Alaska are generally ones that have some form of medical supervision, although not to the degree that an inpatient hospital may. In addition, there are often medications that are either recommended or required to make the detox medically safe and comfortable. Alcohol, benzodiazepines are almost usually recommended to be medically supervised, whether within a medically supervised detox or a more monitored inpatient hospital stay. An opiate user isn’t technically required to be medically supervised, however, an opiate user will very rarely stay through the entire withdrawal process without the aid of other drugs to alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms.
3) Non medically supervised detox facility- A non medically supervised detox facility may have trained or certified staff members, but there are not any medications provided to alleviate symptoms. Most non-medical detoxes will not admit a benzodiazepine, tranquilizer, or heavy alcohol abuser for this reason. They will admit an opiate user, but with the understanding that they will have to “tough out” the uncomfortable withdrawal. Cocaine and methamphetamine users can almost always safely withdraw in a non-medical detox center in Alaska.
4) Methadone Clinic- A methadone clinic is not actually a “detox”, although methadone is sometimes used to help someone to stop using opiates. Understand that methadone is a highly addictive substitute where the withdraw can be up to three times worse than heroin. Sober Solutions does not endorse nor advocate the use of methadone clinics. Due to the difficulty of the withdrawal, a detox clinic in Alaska is also very rarely a methadone detox itself.
The following cities are known to have a detox center. Click any of the cities below to find the appropriate detox center for drugs or alcohol.
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