Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, home to more than 30,000 residents, is Alaska’s capital city. Nestled in the panhandle of southeast Alaska, Juneau sits about 600 air miles from Anchorage and 900 air miles from Seattle. Known as the City and Borough of Juneau, it spans more than 2,700 square miles and has been the state capital since 1906.

The City and Borough of Juneau offers the amenities of a thriving modern metropolis amid the picturesque beauty of Alaska. Residents and visitors to Juneau can spend the day exploring art galleries and museums or step out for a day adventure whale watching or taking a zipline tour of the Tongass rainforest. Juneau’s charm, diversity and picturesque location make it a wonderful city for any recovering patient looking to establish a new home after an inpatient stay at a rehab facility.

Airport Information

The Juneau International Airport is on the north side of the city, easily accessible from Egan Drive/Route 7. The airport receives nine different airlines including Delta, Alaska Airlines and Coastal Helicopters. It offers both short and long term parking for visitors to Juneau as well as free Wi-Fi. The Airport Information Desk is located on the first floor near the baggage claim carousel. Visitors to Juneau can find numerous brochures and information for local hotels, attractions and even nature excursions at the information desk.

Places to Stay

Close to the airport are several hotels located along Glacier Highway and minutes from the Nugget Mall Shopping Center. Juneau also has several Bed & Breakfast establishments, camping facilities plus accommodations for RVs. Nationally known hotel chains in Juneau include establishments such as Best Western, Super 8 and Extended Stay America as well as local accommodations from the Driftwood Lodge, the Breakwater Inn and more.

Employment Opportunities

The City and Borough of Juneau features a job listing page on their official website, an ideal place to begin a job search when relocating to Juneau. Because Juneau is a large tourism area, entry-level opportunities can be found within a variety of venues ranging from positions at the Eaglecrest Ski Area to potential openings in locally owned shops, restaurants and hotels.

For anyone interested in applying for work within one of the city agencies, online applications are available at the City and Borough of Juneau Human Resource/Risk Management link. If considering the pursuit of higher education, the University of Alaska Southeast is located on the northern end of the city.

Weather in Juneau

Juneau may be Alaska, but the temperatures average in the 60s during the summer, with many days reaching highs in the 70s and even low 80s. Winter is a bit cooler, with average daytime temperatures in the high 20s. The downtown branch of the Juneau Public Library has live weather cams with links available online via city’s official website.

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