Drug and alcohol addiction does affect different communities throughout Alaska. There are many situations where a parent or both parents are abusing drugs with their children at home. This, unfortunately, happens more frequently than what people think. When children grow up witnessing their parents abuse drugs and alcohol. The child is more likely to make those choices later in life. Countless drug addictions start because a child growing up in an environment with drug and alcohol abuse, thought it was normal. However, there are some drug and alcohol treatment programs accommodating addicted parents with children. This is done in a few different ways. For example, the program could be a residential facility providing beds for the children. Some outpatient centers provide daycare services. It is also not uncommon for the rehab program to incorporate the children into therapy. This could be an important therapeutic process for the parents. Rehabilitation is important to address addiction, along with rebuilding and strengthening family relationships.
Below, you can find a listing of the different drug dependency programs with residential beds for clients' children in Alaska. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.