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The area that is now Kenai, Alaska has been inhabited since about 1,000 BC, offering a beautiful, flat landscape along with a rich history that is the perfect environment for people who want a complete change of environment to go through rehab. The population, which is estimated to be just over 7,000, creates a close, smaller city feel that makes it easier to get to know people while still being large enough to offer resources that those going through treatment might require. Patients considering entering rehab should carefully consider their environment and the local resources before making a decision. Here is what patients should know about Kenai, Alaska.

Getting There

Those venturing to Kenai for rehab will be looking for airports to provide transportation in and out of the area. Kenai has its own municipal airport (Kenai Municipal Airport) which is used to bring commercial flights into the area. The airport welcomes flights from Ravn Alaska, Grant Aviation, Kenai Aviation, and Lake & Pen Air, Inc. These smaller airliners tend to specialize in bringing people around Alaska. The airport also has car rentals and taxi cabs available.

Staying in the Area

Those interested in staying in Kenai after rehab is completed, as well as those coming to visit a loved one in treatment, will be interested in learning more about the area's hotels. Kenai offers a variety of different types of accommodations, including RV parks, standard hotels and inns, and extended stay options. Most accommodations begin pricing nightly lodging around $130 and higher.

The Environment

Patients interested in recovering in an area that makes it easy to experience and contemplate the world's natural beauty will appreciate Kenai. Like the rest of the state, Kenai does offer brisk temperatures, which can be a bit of a shock for those unaccustomed to the weather. The summers typically see average highs around the low to mid 60's while the winters see highs that are typically below freezing. From November until February, the monthly average high is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). Once people adapt to the temperature difference, the stunning natural beauty can help to liven the mood.

Job Opportunities

After rehab, finding successful employment is an important part of reintegrating with society. There are a wide range of job opportunities available for people in Kenai. There are openings in areas such as air package drivers, assemble and maintenance technicians, receptionists, local garbage truck drivers, custodians, and more. Patients should work with their counselors to develop a plan to find a job after rehab.

Rehab Opportunities

One of the more prominent drug and alcohol rehabs within Kenai itself is the Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. There is also residential treatment available at the Central Peninsula General Hospital.Those interested in other options can also venture into nearby cities such as Homer and Anchorage for different service options.

Deciding to enter rehab can turn around a person's life and help them reclaim the future. It is important to consider all the relevant factors before selecting a facility, including the environment and how easy it will be for a support system to visit. Keep the above criteria in mind and carefully consider in rehab in Kenai.

  • Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA)
    • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Addiction treatment for women
    • Addiction treatment for men
    • Court ordered addiction treatment
    • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
    • Outpatient counseling treatment
    • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe Nakenu Family
    • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
    • Outpatient counseling treatment
    • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment

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