Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage, AK

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3600 San Jeronimo Drive
Anchorage AK 99508

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Cook Inlet Tribal Counsel (CITC) has been in operation since 1893 in Anchorage, Alaska helping American Indians live better lives. The Ernie Turner Center (ETC) is a residential rehab for individuals struggling with a substance abuse disorder and dual diagnosis.

While medical detox was once offered at this facility, it now utilizes a partner service with an area provider.


Admission to the program is gained by personal contact or through a professional recommendation. Most Alaska Natives struggling with an addiction disorder and those who are chronically homeless are eligible. A two-hour interview assessment evaluates a client's personal, emotional, and medical history before a staff member can make a referral to the appropriate level of care.

Length of stay is typically six months plus about 12 weeks of aftercare. The program utilizes the "Village of Care" model which acts like an extended family. It also recognizes Alaska Native values and offers counseling and support that is culturally appropriate.

Clients participate in individual and group counseling for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health and may also receive case management and have spiritual needs addressed.

Additional aid offered by CITC includes family services, employment and training services, and workforce development.


Currently, the facility does not list details about its treatment staff.


Specific details about the 12-bed facility are limited at the time of this writing.


Though has yet to receive feedback from former clients to date, those who left ratings on secondary sources had mostly positive things to say. On the facility's official Facebook page, which it can manage, 24 ratings average 4.4 out of five stars to date.[1] Lithea described Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc Ernie Turner Center as "A corporation that cares about people more than the numbers, can't ask for anything more," and awarded a perfect rating. Additionally, Daisy added: "This place is amazing the parenting classes and relationship classes are FUN!!!!"

On the other hand, Joe reported a negative experience due to the facility demanding him to pay child support he didn't believe he owed. Additionally, Michelle told Google in her two-star review that "The help is there when you need it. But calls back are hard to get...Some of the staff interrupts you while youre talking with them."[2]


At the time of this writing, a single affiliated loved one has provided with feedback for Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc Ernie Turner Center. The anonymous respondent gave medium to high ratings in categories surveyed. Exercise and leisure activities, connectivity, and likelihood of recommending the facility earned just three out of five stars, while categories such as overall treatment effectiveness and accommodations earned perfect ratings. They commented: "Allowed us to talk to our loved one every day. great program."


The facility accepts private insurance and Medicaid and works off sliding scale fees.


Published on June 2017

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