Gastineau Human Services (GHS) was established in 1965 by the Juneau Council of Churches to meet the alcohol treatment needs of Southeast Alaska through services centered in Juneau, the regional hub. Incorporated as the Gastineau Council on Alcoholism in 1966, GHS board members immediately mobilized local support for the treatment of alcoholism, resulting in the establishment of Juneau’s first halfway house. As the region’s needs have changed over the years, GHS has evolved into an umbrella organization for a number of programs centered around the treatment and the care of society’s marginalized people – the addicted, the homeless, the mentally ill, and those involved in the criminal justice system.
Behavioral Health Services
GHS provides intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment for adults to overcome alcoholism and substance abuse. Based upon a solid foundation of proven counseling and case management techniques, GHS counselors and staff address the client’s long-term needs as well as the practical problems of daily living. Services provided include assessments, treatment planning, group and individual therapy, as well as gender and culture specific therapy.
The goal of transitional housing is to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness. Sobriety, community support, and employment are key to individual success, this program focuses in these areas to help residents gain stability and progress to independent living.
GHS provides a residential reentry program in Juneau for adults referred by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections. This program helps formerly incarcerated men and women prepare for reintegration back into the community by focusing on substance abuse treatment, reconnection with family, employment, and long-term housing.
GHS OAS offers screening, assessment, case management, and treatment services at a series of levels created to meet the needs to each individual client. These levels range from Early Intervention for clients who are at risk of developing an addiction, to Intensive Outpatient Services, which provides a more intensive structure. The duration of treatment at all levels varies depending on the seriousness of a person’s addiction and his or her response to treatment. The OAS program staff strives to provide treatment that is respectful, gender and culture sensitive, strength-based, and responsive to the special needs of clients with mental health diagnosis, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Contact: (907) 780-4338
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.ghscorp.org
Description: Juneau Youth Services began operations in 1961. They provide a full array of emergency, assessment/out-patient, school-based and residential services for children and youth ages 3 through 21, who have mental health and/or substance use issues. A summary of their services is provided below:
Cornerstone Emergency and Transition Services
- Cornerstone Shelter (789-7654)
- Overnight shelter for youth ages 10 to 19 who need a time out or safe place to stay.
- Skill development and therapy services.
- Transitional Living Program (523-6688)
- Transitional living apartments for youth ages 16 to 21.
- Skill development and therapy.
Assessment and Outpatient Programs (789-4733)
- Assessment Center Services
- Comprehensive assessments addressing mental health and substance abuse.
- Psychiatric assessments and medication management.
- Substance Use Program
- Outpatient counseling services for youth with alcohol and drug use problems
- Family Outpatient Program
- Individual and family therapy for youth with mental health concerns.
- In-class support as well as before/after-school skill development and therapy services.
- Services available in most elementary and middle schools.
- Walk-in counseling available to high school students through the Teen Health Center.
Long-term Residential Programs
- Montana Creek
- 15 bed program for boys ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
- 15 bed program for girls ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
Contact: (907) 789-7610
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.jys.org (Updated 6/19)
Description: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. These principles are the core of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program.
Principles incorporated within the steps include:
- Admitting there is a problem
- Seeking help
- Engaging in a thorough self-examination
- Confidential self-disclosure
- Making amends for harm done
- Helping other drug addicts who want to recover
There are no dues or fees for membership; while most members regularly contribute small sums to help cover the expenses of meetings, such contributions are not mandatory.
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.akna.org/areas/juneau/
Description: NCADD, a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit voluntary health organization, has been providing alcohol and other drug education, prevention, intervention, and outreach services since first incorporating in 1965. Its mission is “to provide education, information, help and hope in the fight against alcoholism and other drug addictions.” NCADD is an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., headquartered in New York. NCADD’s programs include formal interventions through the National Intervention Network; school-based prevention programs; assessment and referral services; education and pretreatment groups; continuing care services; screening and compliance monitoring for court-ordered clients; public education, outreach and advocacy.
Intervention Services – Intervention Helpline: 1-800-654-4673
NCADD maintains a statewide helpline through the National Intervention Network for intervention and treatment referral. Calls come in through a dedicated line and are referred to on-call staff after hours. Callers are referred to appropriate treatment programs in Alaska and throughout the U.S. Helping family, friends, and employers to convince someone to get help, often when they’re in denial, is a process called intervention, which includes family counseling, education, and coaching as part of the process of getting someone into treatment.
Alcohol Screening and Assessment
NCADD screens and evaluates clients for other agencies within Southeast Alaska. A full assessment involves evaluating a wide array of health measures. NCADD provides these full multi-axial assessments based on DSM-IV and ASAM criteria, which will identify appropriate levels of treatment. Screenings are provided for court-ordered clients to determine whether clients are appropriate for alcohol classes or if they need full assessments.
- School-based prevention programs, retreats, and support groups
- Tobacco prevention through public policy
- Juneau Alcohol Safety Action Program (JASAP)
- Alcohol and Drug Information Schools for adults and adolescents
- Employee assistance program consultation
- 18-hour pre-treatment groups
- Continuing care groups for clients post-treatment
- Media campaigns, outreach and advocacy
Location: 211 Fourth Street, Suite 102, Juneau AK 99801
Contact: (907) 463-3755
Intervention Helpline: 1-800-654-4673
Description: Rainforest Recovery Center (RRC) offers comprehensive treatment services for people with substance abuse, substance dependence, and other addiction disorders. At RRC, we know that addiction is treatable and success can be achieved when individuals take an active role in their personal recovery. A variety of levels of care are available at RRC. Admission into specific programs is determined by an assessment of each person’s treatment needs and referrals are coordinated through the intake counselor and RRC social work services.
- 24-Hour Emergency Services Program
- Intake Assessment, Referral, and Diagnosis
- Individualized Treatment Planning
- Group Counseling
- Family and Couples Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Saturday Family Program
- Urine Drug Screens for RRC Clients
- Referral Assistance
- Case Management Services
- Women’s Outpatient Treatment
Fees: A sliding scale is available to those who qualify and a range of insurance programs is accepted. More information on specific treatment costs is available upon request.
Location: 3260 Hospital Dr. Juneau, AK 99801
Hours: Mon. – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sat – Sun 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: (907) 796-8690
For the most current information, visit their website at:www.bartletthospital.org/patientServices/rainforest.html
Description: SEARHC Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of behavioral health services with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and behavioral health therapists on staff. Behavioral health services include:
- Children’s services
- Individual, couples, and family therapy
- Psychiatric assessments and medication management
- Tele-behavioral health outreach services to outlying communities
- Individual treatment for psychological trauma
- Neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment for individuals with fetal alcohol conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, and speech/language or occupational therapy conditions that affect development
- Residential substance abuse treatment programs
- Substance abuse counseling and prevention services
- Behavioral health counseling and prevention services
Location: 1046 Salmon Creek Lane, Juneau AK 99801
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Contact: (907) 364-4445
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.searhc.org
Location: UAS Campus – Mourant Building 115, 111120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau, AK 9980
Contact: (907) 796-6000
Serves: Students registered for a UAS class.
Substance Abuse services? Yes