Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Seward, Alaska

Named after William H. Seward, who served as Secretary of State during the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, Seward is a beautiful and pleasant destination that is home to about 2,737 individuals. Many people are interested in coming to this rural community to slow down their pace of life and begin with their drug rehabilitation and treatment.

Airport Information

Owing to its remote location, people typically use airplanes to travel to Alaska as well as to travel from one city to another in the state. The community is directly served by the local Seward Airport, located about 3 miles from downtown. The nearest major domestic airport is the Kenai Municipal Airport, situated 104 miles away in nearby Kenai. The closest major international airport is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located about 126 miles away in Anchorage.

Weather in Seward

You can expect the temperature to get fairly cold in Seward, as is the case with the rest of Alaska. Despite common misconceptions about Alaska, the state is not constantly frozen. There are seasonal variations in temperature and rainfall that you will want to keep in mind. The average temperature in Seward drops to the mid-20s in the winter and reaches the 30s and 40s during the spring and fall. During summer, residents see the thermometer climbing up to about 50 degrees on average.

Rainfall on average is about 4 to 8 inches between January and March and hold steady until June, when it typically dips to about 2 inches. Rainfall tends to increase during summer reaches 11 inches by August through September, leveling off to 8 inches for the rest of winter.

Drug Rehabilitation Centers

For individuals seeking a local drug rehabilitation facility, Seward is home to Seaview Community Services. You can find more facilities in nearby Kenai, including the Central Peninsula General Hospital, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe Nakenu Family and the Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, located about 60 miles from Seward.


Whether you are visiting a friend or relative who is going through rehab in Seward or are looking for accommodations to stay when you have finished your rehab, you should know that there are plenty of lodging opportunities. The Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor has rooms with great views of the harbor, as does the Hotel Seward. The Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel may be more to your liking, or you could find comfortable accommodations at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

As would be fitting for such a beautiful and natural location, Seward provides some rustic amenities as well when it comes to lodging. You can rent oceanfront yurts, cottages and cabins, some of which come with kitchens or kitchenettes for your convenience.

Employment Opportunities in Seward

The largest industries in Seward include food services and accommodations work, accounting for about 17 percent of the common industries. As is typical with rural areas, a great many of the work opportunities in Seward revolve around forestry, hunting, fishing and agriculture, or about 16 percent of work.

You can also expect to find jobs in warehousing and transportation, which make up about 12 percent of local employment, followed by social assistance and healthcare (about 10 percent of area industries). Construction (9 percent), manufacturing (8 percent) and retail work (7 percent) amount to the remaining industries providing work in Seward.


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