The Salvation Army Alaska Division offers two separate recovery services in Anchorage including the Adult Rehabilitation Center and Clitheroe Center. The Salvation Army Clitheroe Center, profiled here, is a comprehensive substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment program. The recovery programs offer clients and their families the opportunity to access services in a residential or outpatient setting. Their funding is through the Alaska Department of Health, thus clients without the ability to pay may receive care free of charge, while many others use Medicaid or private insurance. Clients are referred to Clitheroe through local jails, hospitals, and self-referrals. Detoxification is not listed among their services.
Clitheroe’s staff is made up of a multi-disciplinary team including degreed professionals, state certified substance abuse counselors, and individuals with personal experience in recovery. Their residential program is a 42-bed campus near Point Woronzof, which provides a scenic atmosphere for clients in recovery. There, clients may receive traditional short-term treatment for both mental health issues and substance abuse issues. Their outpatient program offers counseling support for those who have completed inpatient treatment and need continuing care, or simply are not in need of inpatient treatment.
To date, there has only been one Best-rehabs.com survey response for this facility. A friend of a Clitheroe alum told Best-rehabs.com: “I think many people enter the facility as an alternative to jail, and are not truly interested in recovery. There seems to be a high rate of relapse amongst this group. Those that are truly interested in recovery seem to have a greater success rate.”