Sitka has a rich past with native American roots, boom towns and ghost towns. The ancient lands were once home to the Tlingit Indians centuries before Americans and Russians walked their rocky shores.
Sitka is also home to residents who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, like many other towns in Alaska and around the nation.
If you are in Sitka or neighboring areas and are addicted to a substance, consider traveling for treatment for your drug and alcohol addiction.
Traveling for treatment can get you out of the cold, and get you away from your stresses and other temptations that may make abusing drugs or alcohol easy.
Are All Drugs Accessible in Sitka?
Being a port town, and not far from major cities, Sitka residents are able to acquire alcohol and other forms of illicit and prescription drugs.
Addiction is a disease and is treated like other chronic behavioral diseases. There are many factors that contribute to people developing an addiction, such as genetics, frequency of use, sensitivity to substances, as well as mental health issues, and other factors.
What Kind of Treatment Should I Receive for My Addiction?
The type of treatment you receive depends on many factors, including the type of substance you are using (or substances), your mental and physical health, and the type of therapy that works best for you. Individual and group therapy offer similar benefits, like coping mechanisms that will help you avoid the temptations to relapse.
Your choice between individual or group treatments is a matter of preference. Some may like one-on-one counseling with their therapist, while others do better with counseling in a group setting.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is another form of therapy that you may benefit from as it helps you to become aware of how your substance is affecting you and how you are behaving toward others with your dependency.
Give us a call and we'll help you find the type of treatment that's best for you! (866) 578-7471
Participating in a weekly group meeting can introduce you to people just like you, battling the same addictions as you. You can make friends among them and build a support group to help you with your recovery. Many recovery addicts also find help from 12-step programs. They are effective by teaching accountability and humility. Find a group near you on the map below.