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If you love the slower pace of small town living, you'll certainly enjoy spending time in Tuntutuliak as you go through rehab or come out here to visit someone in a rehab facility. Approximately 408 people live in Tuntutuliak, according to the latest U.S. census statistics. Tuntutuliak is governed by the Tuntutuliak Tribal Council. The name Tuntutuliak means "the land of many caribou" in the Yup'ik language, which was spoken by the earliest dwellers in this beautiful Alaskan community.

Airport Information

Living in Alaska generally means that you will be getting quite accustomed to traveling by air for many routine trips. If you are in need of local transportation, you can take advantage of the Tuntutuliak Airport, which has one runway, or the Tuntutuliak Seaplane Base. The closest major airport is Eek Airport, situated about 23 miles from the heart of Tuntutuliak. Kongiganak Airport is the nearest domestic airport and is located about 27 miles away in Kongiganak. People who coming from farther away can use the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, which is about 438 miles from Tuntutuliak.

Weather in Tuntutuliak

Be prepared for extreme weather conditions when you come to Tuntutuliak. The average temperature is about 5 degrees November through February. During spring and autumn, you will generally find the temperature slowly rising into the 20s and 30s. By summer, the mercury will rise as high as 55 degrees on average. There is low precipitation much of the year in Tuntutuliak, with less than an inch per month from January through May and about one inch between September and December. In summer months, you may see 2 to 3 inches of rain.

Drug Rehabilitation Centers

Given the low population in Tuntutuliak, there are no listings for drug rehabilitation centers in the city itself, but there are a number of options fairly close by. For example, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Phillips Ayagnirvik Treatment Center is conveniently located about 43 miles away in Bethel. This location offers both outpatient and residential substance treatment services.

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Behavioral Health/Jakes Place, based in Kanakanak Hospital, is situated in Dillingham, about 171 miles from Tuntutuliak. The Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island accepts children and adults seeking substance abuse treatment, and is located in Saint Paul Island, about 350 miles from Tuntutuliak.


Keep in mind that Tuntutuliak's relatively small population means that there are no hotels in the city, but there are plenty of accommodations close by. The Long House Bethel Hotel is about 44 miles away in Bethel. The Allanivik Hotel is another good choice to stay in Bethel, as is the Bentley's Bed and Breakfast.

Employment Opportunities

Once a person has completed rehab, it's often time to look for gainful employment. If you're seeking work in Tuntutuliak after rehab or if you need a job while visiting someone getting treatment, you have a number of options. Industries most common in Tuntutuliak include utilities (about 32 percent), followed by real estate leasing and rental (about 19 percent). Positions in construction amount to about 11 percent of local work opportunities, as do jobs in education. The remaining major work categories in Tuntutuliak include warehouse and transportation and information jobs, each about 7 percent.

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