Adolescent Treatment Services
Each year Volunteers of America Alaska provides treatment services and assistance to over 600 adolescents and their families. In Volunteers of America Alaska's treatment services, chemically dependent and substance abusing adolescents are given the tools necessary to build a strong and healthy future. Through treatment, adolescents learn the skills needed to eliminate their reliance on drugs or alcohol. Both ARCH and Assist are fully accredited treatment facilities designed to help youth rebuild their lives. These programs offer treatment as well as tremendous support to both teens and their families. Services include counseling with a family therapist and group sessions for parents of teens in our programs. Our programs offer the best available treatment for youth and help for families who are struggling.
Each adolescent referred to Volunteers of America Alaska is assessed by the Intake Coordinator and is reviewed by a placement committee. The youth are carefully assessed and placed in an appropriate level of care depending on their individual needs. Placement is determined by the criteria developed by the American Society of Addictive Medicine and the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Volunteers of America Alaska acknowledges chemical dependency as an illness effecting a person's life physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Both ARCH and Assist utilize an abstinence model. The principals of the 12 Step Recovery Programs are encouraged and incorporated into our program components. Chemical Dependency is viewed as a disease that impacts the entire family. Family involvement plays a crucial role in the treatment process. Treatment for chemical dependency is an ongoing process; therefore, a strong emphasis is placed on continuing care and the development of support systems.
All Volunteers of America Alaska treatment programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) and are approved by the State of Alaska's Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. ARCH is also licensed by the Division of Family and Youth Services. Medicaid and most insurance are accepted and billed, and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. Our fees are adjusted on a sliding scale.
Volunteers of America Alaska welcomes inquiries which may facilitate potential or
current consumers to make informed choices about the services and the service
providers they may chose. Please contact our main office at 279-9634
with any questions you may have regarding our CARF accreditation, the quality
and effectiveness of services, descriptions of services, performance outcomes of
the services, consumer satisfaction with services and how to access our
For additional information, please contact:
Director of Treatment Services
1675 C Street, Ste. 201
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Tel: (907) 279-9634
Fax: (907) 276-5489