Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Ketchikan, Alaska

Noted as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan, AK is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S.’ northernmost state. For those interested in moving here following rehab, you will find the largest collection of totem poles in the world, as well as the Tongass National Forest. Wake each morning to a view of Deer Mountain before exploring this new landscape with hopes that it will be conducive to your sobriety.

Airport Information

While in remote Alaska, Ketchikan is far from isolated from airports. Here you are in close proximity to multiple airports including the Ketchikan International Airport located within the city. Fifteen miles away is Metlakatla Seaplane Base in Metlakatla, AK, which offers domestic flights. Other airports located within 100 miles of Ketchikan that offer domestic flights include the Hollis Clark Bay Seaplane Base, the Hydaburg Seaplane Base, and the Thorne Bay Seaplane Base.


In Ketchikan, AK you can anticipate an oceanic climate with extreme amounts of rain. For an annual average, Ketchikan gets about 153 inches of rain. Plan your trip into Ketchikan following your rehab stay in the spring or summer to avoid the heavy rains most common in fall and winter. Mild summers are common and the average temps are in the mid-60s. As for the winters, the average temperature for January is 33 degrees F. Snowfall typically arrives from November through March with the heaviest month being in January with an average of 13 inches.


Upon your arrival into Ketchikan, one of the first hotels you may see will be the Best Western Plus, a landing hotel. Ranked by Trip Advisor as the top hotel in this city, consider a stay here. The Inn at Creek Street and New York Hotel you will be transported back in time in this historic hotel. For those interested in fishing while in this scenic city, book a room at the prestigious Waterfall Resort Alaska.

Employment Opportunities

For the summer months of May through September, the most common type of job is found in cruise ship tourism at seasonal storefronts. Marine work is always available thanks to the Ketchikan Shipyard, Ketchikan Creek and commercial fishing. Additionally, you can find educational training at the University Alaska Southeast, as well as work in administration or post-secondary education.

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