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At Salvation Army Clitheroe Center, adults over the age of 18 are offered treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in Anchorage, Alaska. Treatment is available to clients in a residential or outpatient setting with gender specific and coed options. All programs at Clitheroe include educational and evidence-based group meetings along with individual therapy sessions.

Accommodations and Food

There are three different residential programs offered at Clitheroe. Though the programs are separate, all residents are housed at the same facility, a 42-bed campus located between Point Woronzof Park and the Ted Stevens International Airport. Each bedroom is equipped with two twin-sized beds, a desk, a chair and a private bathroom with sink and shower. Clients are provided with linens and towels but must bring their own pillows, blankets and toiletries. There is also a weight room equipped with treadmills, elliptical bikes and weights where residents are encouraged to engage in daily physical activities. Clients are not offered a specific fitness program but are given a free hour every day to use in the weight room. Those who don’t want to use the weight room can use this time to walk or run around the campus. Residents also have access to washers and dryers located on-site.

Though bedrooms are gender-specific, clients share courtyard areas and the cafeteria, which provides three meals a day. Breakfast is the only meal served cold and includes options like cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast and juice. For lunch and dinner, an on-site chef prepares a variety of hot meals that always include a protein, vegetables and legumes. There is also a fully stocked salad bar with soups. Caffeine and smoking are prohibited.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Clitheroe begins with an intake process for admission into one of the programs. Clients receive treatment depending on the severity of their needs in either an inpatient or outpatient setting, both of which include regular group and individual sessions with CBT and DBT. All clients must agree to random drug and alcohol tests. Dual diagnosis support is available when necessary.

The residential programs last from 90 to 120 days and are divided into three separate tracks. There is a program for women, another for men and Journeys, a coed program for those in need of support for co-occurring disorders. Treatment in these programs includes groups focusing on topics such as addiction education, relapse prevention, healthy communication and coping skills. Residents in the men and women programs are offered gender-specific group meetings. The men’s groups involve problem-solving discussions and group activities designed to help men open up, while the women’s groups rely on more direct verbal communication. All residents in the Journeys program must have an outside psychiatrist for medication management. Individual therapy sessions are scheduled as needed.

Outpatient services at Clitheroe include structured programs that vary in length and intensity. There is a standard outpatient track that lasts 12 weeks, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that lasts 24 weeks and a dual-diagnosis support program that lasts 26 weeks. 

Standard outpatient requires adults to attend two group meetings a week on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, while IOP requires additional treatment on Wednesday evenings. Clients in each program go to meetings that cover topics like relapse prevention, skill building, spirituality and social support. The outpatient services also provide gender-specific process groups where clients can openly discuss topics specific to their needs.

The dual-diagnosis support program offers groups on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Groups use psychoeducational therapy to teach clients how to manage their problems.

Clients in all programs have the option to invite their families to participate in therapy sessions. While 12-step involvement is not mandatory in any of the programs, it is highly recommended.

Staff consists of nurses, LADCs and social workers with years of experience in recovery.


Clitheroe offers an aftercare program that consists of 11 individual therapy sessions and 25 group sessions over the course of 24 weeks. The group meetings focus heavily on relapse prevention and vocational goals while individual meetings monitor progress. The program is free for those that qualify for Medicaid; out-of-pocket prices are by session and are very affordable.

In Summary

The Salvation Army Clitheroe Center gives adults in Anchorage, Alaska access to quality treatment options through inpatient and outpatient programs. Clients are assessed individually but are encouraged to build strong bonds for sober support during group meetings. Individuals dealing with chemical dependency and mental health issues can benefit from group meetings that address general concerns along with gender-specific issues.

Salvation Army Clitheroe Center Location

3600 E 20th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99508

Salvation Army Clitheroe Center Costs

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