Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, often referred to as “The Natural Place to Visit,” is a beautiful place to spend your days when undergoing rehabilitation for substance abuse. This city of approximately 9,046 is about 78 percent urban and about 22 percent rural, giving a nice balance of city amenities and the rugged, raw beauty of nature that is unique to Alaska.

Airport Information

Regular airplane travel with conventional aircraft and seaplanes is a fact of life in much of Alaska. If you are coming into Sitka by plane, the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport is located in the city and has a single runway. Other options include the Port Walter Seaplane Base and the Sitka Seaplane Base. The nearest domestic airport is the Hoonah Airport in Hoonah, about 72 miles from Sitka. For international travelers, the closest facility is the Juneau International Airport, located about 164 miles away in Juneau.

Weather in Sitka

Even if you’ve never been to Alaska before, you are probably familiar with its reputation for cold weather. During the winter months, average temperatures in Sitka range in the mid 30s. During the spring and fall, you can expect the thermometer to reach into the 40s, and by summer, the highest temperatures range into the 50s on average.

It can get pretty wet in Sitka throughout the year. Residents see an average rainfall of about 8-9 inches from November to January. As spring approaches, the rainfall typically declines from about 7 inches to 4 inches. Expect heavy rains in the fall, with as much as 14 inches.

Drug Rehabilitation Centers

A variety of drug rehabilitation centers are available in Sitka and the surrounding area.

Sitka Lodging

Whether you need lodging because you are preparing for an outpatient rehab program in Sitka or you require a place to stay when visiting a loved one who is going through rehab, there are a number of comfortable accommodations from which to choose. The Wild Strawberry Lodge is a great place to get away from it all. If you’re on a budget, the Super 8 Sitka may be just what you’re looking for. For nice views of the beautiful local scenery, be sure to check out the Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Employment Opportunities

Once you’ve finished your rehab and are looking to add some more stability to your life, you’ll want to know about employment opportunities in Sitka. Construction work and positions in retail each amount to about 12 percent of jobs in the city, followed by educational services (11 percent), and hunting, fishing, agricultural and forestry-related jobs (also 11 percent). Job seekers should be aware that public administration jobs account for about 8 percent of work in Sitka, with remaining opportunities for employment to be found in the warehouse and transportation sectors.

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