Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center – Clitheroe Center

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center – Clitheroe Center

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.”

Reviews about Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center – Clitheroe Center

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  • Every place is different and everyone find something different in each place. Here, I found the majority of people coming as an alternative to jail, and the atmosphere was exactly that- a jailhouse mentality where people formed gang-like affiliations- and all this was foreign to me. I was going of my own volition and I think there was only one other girl there who was there voluntarily. It was my first time in rehab and I was just clueless as to how it worked (I had images of Passages Malibu in my head) and I had no opportunity to check out the place before I came.It felt like a punishment, Even my counselor treated me like crud- I could hear her complaining about me on the phone and how my personality just 'didn't fit in' and that made her mad. The staff would gang up on people, too in groups. I'd argue that most of them, being in recovery themselves, needed to be in the program... It felt like day care, where you were treated like a child/animal and are constantly reminded that you should be grateful you're not in prison. As I said, everyone's different and places like this, in some light, I suppose might work for people who really need help becoming reacquainted with the mores and rules of society ... It's the end of the line for a lot of people, and comes with end of the line treatment. At 10$ a day you get what you pay for. Sadly, there aren't a whole lot of other options if you're broke. I managed to get into Providence Breakthrough and that program was incomparably amazing, but one few could afford without great insurance. If you have a loved one in jail, or one that needs to receive a strict, rigid jailhouse regiment, then Clitheroe is for you.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • 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 .