Help for Eating Disorders Wasilla AK

There is no abstinence from food. There is only management. This means that individuals who have eating disorders have to learn moderation, and that is very difficult, considerably harder than abstinence. There are a number of eating disorders which could be part of the problem. It’s not just all overeating. There is also anorexia nervosa, (which is basically starving yourself… sometimes to death) or bulimia nervosa (which involves inducing regurgitation).

Starting Point
(907) 376-6116
190 East Paulson Avenue
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
(907) 376-4534
3701 Palmer Wasilla Street
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Cook Inlet Council on
(907) 283-3658
10200 Kenai Spur Highway
Kenai, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Ralph Perdue Center
(907) 452-6251x211
3100 South Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Copper River Native Association
(907) 822-5241
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv
Copper Center, AK
Hotline
(907) 822-3855
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alaska Family Services
(907) 376-4000
5851 East Mayflower Court
Wasilla, AK
Hotline
(907) 376-4000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 694-3336
7958 Stewart Mountain Drive
Eagle River, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Annette Island Service Unit
(907) 886-4325
5th Avenue and Duncan Street
Metlakatla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Deilee Hit/Safe Harbor House
(907) 966-8360
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Data Provided by:
Interior AIDS Association
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Help for Eating Disorders

Finding help for eating disorders is different from finding help for any other addiction. This is because other substance abuses can be stopped cold turkey. If you go through alcohol withdrawal–or any withdrawal–you may become very sick. You may wish you were dead. But if you go through food withdrawal, you’ll die for real.

There is help for eating disorders.

There is no abstinence from food. There is only management. This means that individuals who have eating disorders have to learn moderation, and that is very difficult, considerably harder than abstinence. There are a number of eating disorders which could be part of the problem. It’s not just all overeating. There is also anorexia nervosa, (which is basically starving yourself… sometimes to death) or bulimia nervosa (which involves inducing regurgitation). Some of these problems include a mental disorder in which the individual can not see a true picture of their own body but see only some imagined defect that exists only in their mind. There’s also binge eating, and compulsive eating disorders –both of which serve somewhat as sedatives to calm or hide other psychological issues.

Just as in other addictions, inpatient and outpatient treatment is available; and programs are designed specifically to deal with psychiatric and physical problems as well as providing moral support. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychotherapy are also useful tools in dealing with dysfunctional eat...

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