Based out of Palmer, Alaska, Set Free Alaska is a CARF-accredited behavioral health organization with a range of flexible services for clients struggling with addiction and related issues. While it provides outpatient programming for clients seeking less intensive care plans, the facility also offers residential treatment for women at Valley Oaks.
Accommodations and Food
Set Free Alaska has a total of 16 beds available for women in shared bedrooms. Valley Oaks is set up like a regular home and each bedroom has two to three beds and basic decor including nightstands, lamps, dressers and shared closet space. In addition to the bedrooms, the facility also has all the normal amenities of a home including common areas, living areas, therapy rooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Throughout their stay, all clients are served three healthy meals a day.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all participants go through an initial intake and assessment process to help the staff determine their needs. While medical detox services are not available, those in need can get referrals to nearby programs as necessary. Once stabilized, all residents work with staff members to develop individualized care plans, which approach treatment from a mind, body and spirit perspective.
While the specifics may vary somewhat, all programming includes individual and group therapy rooted in evidence-based treatment practices such as DBT, CBT, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Clients also attend regular 12-step meetings throughout the program. The curriculum includes trauma-informed care as well as dual diagnosis support. Groups cover a range of topics including coping skills, trigger identification, communication skills, relapse prevention and other topics. While Set Free Alaska is a Christian-oriented program, clients are certainly not required to identify as Christian in order to attend.
The staff at Set Free Alaska consists of LCDCs, LPCs, psychologists and additional Master’s-level counselors.
The facility also offers more flexible telehealth counseling for those who can’t attend therapy in person. Standalone assessment services are also offered along with DUI classes for court-ordered participants. Those who complete a primary care plan can also work with staff members to develop step-down aftercare and discharge plans.
In all, Set Free Alaska provides a wide-range of services for clients struggling with substance abuse and additional co-occurring disorders. All treatment plans are individualized and include evidence-based therapy, trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis support. While those in need of more thorough medical and psychiatric support may need to seek additional help elsewhere, Set Free Alaska’s residential programs remain a strong option for women in the area.
Set Free Alaska
7335 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy
Palmer, AK 99645
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