Set Free Alaska

Set Free Alaska


Set Free Alaska is located in Palmer, Alaska, off of the East Palmer-Wasilla Highway. The facility offers outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, and aftercare for adults, children, and adolescents struggling with substance abuse issues, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders and trauma issues. The latter issues are addressed with services that are also available to children. The facility is accredited by CARF. Set Free Alaska also offers a residential program for adult women over the age of 18. Women are allowed to bring children under the age of 10 to stay with them during this program.


Set Free Alaska is a Christian-based treatment program focused on the holistic path to recovery with a mind-body-spirit approach. Treatment starts with initial assessment and diagnosis.

For adults, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options are available, as well as a residential program for women. These include Tele-Health therapy options for those in remote or far away locations in Alaska, as well as substance abuse education classes. When treatment is complete, continuing care options are available.

For children and adolescents from age 5 to 17, individual and family-based therapy is used, as well as trauma-informed treatment. Prevention and early intervention programs are available.

Clients also have the option to participate in Alaska Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS), which requires phone registration ahead of time.


According to its 2015 annual report, Set Free Alaska employs multiple master’s level counselors and a clinical director.


At the date of this writing, little information is available about the accommodations and amenities offered at Set Free Alaska. The 16-bed women’s residential facility is non-smoking.


At the time of this writing, has not received any reviews from Set Free Alaska alumni; however, the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, earned an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars from 36 reviewers to date.[1] Many reviewers praised its Christian-based program and community involvement. Alum Brenda wrote to Facebook: “Set Free is unashamedly Christian, but able to collaborate and gain recognition as a successful community provider.”


To date, the sole loved one polled by provided a facility a mixed review. The anonymous reviewer wrote that they “ended up extremely disappointed” and gave the facility just one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness before noting it wasn’t worth the cost.

Despite this, the anonymous loved one gave the facility five out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, exercise and leisure provisions, respect received from staff, and cleanliness.


According to the facility’s website, payment options include private insurance, Medicaid, and Denali KidCare. Cost operates on a sliding scale, based on a patient’s ability to pay. Initial assessments cost between $80 and $350.


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  • Very few choices to pick from in Alaska, I have tried to other facilities and ended up extremely disappointed.