Alcohol and drug treatment resources are available to you in Fairbanks, Alaska. The abuse of drugs and alcohol is a leading source of misery across the country. Drugs and alcohol kills thousands of people each year, cost taxpayers billions, and give rise to untold suffering in the form of broken relationships, derailed careers, and shattered dreams. If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you need to know that addiction is a disease, not a personal or moral failing. Rehab offers hope for permanent and lasting recovery, as well as a chance to learn the skills you need to put your life back together.
Rehab isn't the best or only option for everyone, though. Some people want some time to go it alone; others need to save money for rehab, and some need additional support to retain the skills they've already learned in rehab. A local program can help you get support on your terms, when you need it.
Developed by a recovering alcoholic who wanted to help alcoholics at every stage of the recovery journey, Alcoholics Anonymous remains the most successful and popular addiction recovery program in the world. By working the program's 12 steps, participants are able to achieve lasting sobriety. Programs are free, and available throughout the week.
It can make you a little nervous to walk into an AA meeting for the first time. Please know that you don't need to be scared. Everyone there knows exactly how you feel. You won't be expected to share anything personal until you're ready to do so. You can just sit back and listen while others talk. Eventually, you'll get to know the other participants, and you'll feel more comfortable with talking.
You can find Fairbanks AA meetings right here:
Narcotics Anonymous relies on a 12-step model just like Alcoholics Anonymous.
NA also offers drug-specific programs such as Marijuana Anonymous and Pills Anonymous. These support groups are often essential for addicts who are interested in recovering. You only need a commitment to stay clean in order to attend a meeting. There is no cost to participate.
Interestingly enough, there are alcoholics who also attend NA meetings. Many find them to be a bit more relaxed than AA. It doesn't really matter what your drug of abuse is. The people at NA will welcome you with open arms. Also, just like with AA meetings, you won't be expected to share until you're ready.
If you're looking for NA meetings in Fairbanks, you can begin by checking here.
It's not just addicts who suffer at the hands of addiction. Loved ones can find their lives completely upended by a friend or family member's addiction. Addicts may steal from or abuse people they love, and loved ones may expend endless time and money trying to get the addict they love to seek help. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help you learn to cope with a loved one's addiction without allowing the addiction to overtake your life.
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon also gave rise to two spin-off programs. Alateen and Narateen work to help teenagers who have a loved one struggling with the disease of addiction.
There are several Fairbanks Al-Anon meetings. They are:
Although NA isn't explicitly religious, it is vaguely spiritual, encouraging addicts to embrace a "higher power." Some groups meet in churches or pray before meetings. Even if you don't mind the program's religious underpinnings, though, it's good to have an alternative program if you find NA is not right for you.
AA, like NA, isn't the perfect program for every recovering addict. Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers online drug and alcohol support groups.
Addiction is more than just a disease. It's a life-altering challenge that undermines everything from your relationships to your good judgment. Many addicts struggle with denial, a force that allows addiction to persist much longer than it should. Denial only enables the disease of addiction to get worse, though, and now is always the best time to seek treatment.
It's possible that you need more support than what a weekly group can offer you. Don't feel bad if this is the case. Most people who are new to recovery need professional therapy before they begin feeling better. This might be what you need as well.
You'll be able to choose between inpatient and outpatient treatment. Inpatient is best for those who need a higher level of support and help. For example, maybe you're nervous about living at home because you fear relapsing. In that case, it's best for you to go to an inpatient rehab. On the other hand, if you have a supportive family at home, outpatient might work well for you.
Everyone is different as far as what will work the best for them. There is no "right" way to go to rehab. All that matters is that you get the level of care that's best for your situation. If you do that, your chances of recovering will be very good.
If you need additional information about addiction resources, or attending rehab, Northpoint Recovery is here for you. We know that this is a critical time in your life. We know that you're struggling with making the right choice regarding your treatment. We can assist you with making the right decisions.
We're always careful to listen closely to the needs of our potential patients. If we're not a good fit for you, we're happy to provide you with a referral. If we are a good fit, you'll be able to start your rehab right away.
The hardest step to take is the one where you admit you need help for your addiction. Are you ready to take that step today? If so, please contact us. We'll make sure you get the care you need so that you can have a successful recovery.