Therapeutic community retention among Alaska Natives. Akeela house.

  title={Therapeutic community retention among Alaska Natives. Akeela house.},
  author={Dennis G. Fisher and Brenda Lankford and Raymond P. Galea},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={13 3},
The purpose of the study was to determine whether a change in the treatment program at Akeela House Incorporated a therapeutic community in Anchorage. Alaska, significantly increased the time in treatment for Alaska Native residents. The change in treatment involved implementation of culturally sensitive approaches that incorporated and reinforced Native lifestyles. Data were obtained from the Alaska Management Information System on all treatment admissions from January 1988 to January 1995… CONTINUE READING