Christian Faith-Based Drug Rehabilitation in Alaska

Created On Friday, 06, February 2015
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


In Alaska, Christian drug and alcohol treatment programs are treatment centers that put faith and Christ at the base of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Recovering addicts stay connected to these programs long-term, and it plays a significant part in aftercare support. Christian programs help people fight and overcome addiction and achieve their sobriety through Christian teaching and support. Most Christian drug and alcohol treatment programs base the entire treatment plan to strengthen the spiritual foundation, which helps maintain sobriety. Christian drug rehabilitation programs in Alaska include inpatient and outpatient centers. Typically, an addiction assessment would help determine what rehabilitation is needed.

Christian treatment programs offer various rehabilitation services like drug addiction education, education on spiritual principles, counseling, religious studies, group therapy, meditation, prayer, detox, and relapse prevention. Christian treatment programs operate much of the same way as any other rehabilitation center but provide physical, psychological, and spiritual support and help. Rehab centers in Alaska based on Christian teachings connect the patient with God using a faith-based approach. God is the solution to maintaining long-term recovery, and most recovering addicts stay connected with their churches and peer support groups.

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Christian Drug Rehab Programs in Alaska Treat All Addiction

Whether a person is struggling with alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, or a street drug addiction, Christian treatment programs provide effective solutions. According to a 2019 state epidemiology report, alcohol consumption in the state was consistently greater than the national averages for all alcohol-containing beverages. In 2015, 13% of female high school students and 16% of male students reported taking prescription drugs without a prescription. The regions with the highest drug-induced deaths were found in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, and Kenai Peninsula. The rate of drug-induced deaths in the state was five times greater for Alaskans aged 25 to 64 than Alaskans of other age groups.

Christian treatment programs are excellent solutions, and many of these programs have become safe havens in the lives of drug addicts and alcoholics. The spiritual angle to recovery has saved the lives of many addicts, especially during recovery and relapse prevention. Remaining connected to peer support groups, churches, and 12-step programs are crucial during recovery. Peer support groups are especially important for recovering alcoholics. Per the epidemiology report mentioned above, alcohol misuse has long been a significant problem in the state. Per capita, alcohol consumption has exceeded the national average since at least 2005.

In 2016, nearly 60% of all Alaskan adults reported current alcohol and roughly one in five reported binge alcohol use. Long-term alcohol misuse is associated with a wide range of negative health consequences. Christian treatment programs place emphasis on spiritual rehabilitation but also focus on healing the mind and body. Christian treatment programs are well-rounded, and most incorporate the 12-step model. Most 12-step treatment programs are Christian based treatment centers. However, people are free to express their faith and grow in their faith as they heal from addiction.

Here is a list of the different Christian drug rehab services in Alaska. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.