Rainforest Recovery Center of Juneau, Alaska provides inpatient care for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Rainforest Recovery is located across the parking lot from Bartlett Regional Hospital, which was founded in 1992 and is a city-owned hospital caring for the surrounding areas of approximately 80,000 people.
Accommodations and Food
This co-ed facility contains approximately 16 beds, but depending on how many staff members are available not all beds may be in use. In that case, prospective clients are put on a wait list and are called when there is space available. Most rooms have two twin beds. Besides the beds, there are side tables and desks but not much else.
Clients can use the equipment in the exercise room. TVs, cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed. There is an in-house phone clients can use after completing their first 10 days phone-free. Calls are limited to 10 minutes and clients are encouraged to bring prepaid telephone cards. Rainforest Recovery is also a tobacco-free campus so cigarettes, e-cigarettes and any tobacco products are not allowed.
Food is served three meals a day in a cafeteria setting. Each meal has a hot food option with all the dietary needs of carbohydrates, protein and vegetables. Clients are not allowed to bring outside food.
During treatment, residents are expected to make their bed daily, pick up after themselves and put away their clothes and linens in a hamper. Housekeeping provides fresh linens, empties trash bins and cleans the floors and the bathrooms.
Treatment and Staff
The specifics of each individual’s therapy treatment is determined upon their initial assessment and their progress is monitored throughout the 28-day stay. Clients’ daily routine begins with a wake up call between 7 am and 7:30 am followed by breakfast and medication, if applicable. There is an hour of free time after breakfast before group classes and therapy sessions begin at 9:15 am. For the rest of the day, clients take part in a variety of educational classes, group therapy and individual therapy with Master’s-level counselors including addictionologists and chemical dependency counselors. There are breaks for lunch and dinner throughout the day. After dinner, clients attend 12-step meetings and are expected to be back in their rooms by 10 pm followed by lights out at 10:30 pm.
After inpatient treatment, outpatient care is available to help clients transition back into their everyday lives. Treatment ranges anywhere from three to 19 hours weekly.
Aftercare is offered to help keep clients on the path of recovery. This care includes individual therapy, group therapy with special focus groups for men, women, relapse prevention and skills for sober living. A family program happens over four consecutive Saturdays with various topics being discussed such as co-dependent relationships and family roles and dynamics.
Rainforest takes Medicaid and private insurance. Out-of-pocket cost is over $20,000 but they do offer a sliding scale for those in need of financial assistance.
Rainforest Recovery Center offers treatment in a tranquil environment right next door to a hospital, giving clients the best of both worlds. While there is a tight schedule and rules that are strict as residential facilities go, clients can recover in a non-crowded facility amid the gorgeous outdoor backdrop of Alaska. For clients who live close to Juneau, Rainforest is a great option, with outpatient treatment and continuing care available after the 28-day residential program.
Rainforest Recovery Center
3250 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK 99801
Rainforest Recovery Center Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Rainforest Recovery Center by phone at (907) 796-8690.
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