Alaska Substance Abuse

ALASKA SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Alaska has a vast history before joining with the united states, it has been a part of the Russian province and then in British Columbia (Canada). Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined. It is the largest state in the United States comprises of around 663,268 square miles. Due to its scenic beauty and environmental condition is the most visited tourist place. Apart from being the tourism destination, the state is registered with many drug and alcohol abuse cases. This is the major issue faced by the people in Alaska knowingly or unknowingly spoils their healthy relationship and they were in the need for counseling and recovery.

S.NoNamePopulationLatitude/Longitude
1Anchorage298,695 61.218 / -149.9
2Juneau32,75658.302 / -134.42
3Fairbanks32,325 64.838 / -147.716
4Eagle River 24,79361.321 / -149.568
5Badger19,48264.8 / -147.533

Most commonly abused drugs in Alaska

Like in many other states, substance abuse is a major issue disrupting family and social life in Alaska. Here we have listed the commonly abused drugs in Alaska

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription drugs
  • Marijuana

Alcohol abuse in Alaska

  • Between 1993 and 2002 the major reason for the death in the state is alcohol abuse
  • By the year 2009 around 13% of the Alaskans reported drug usage
  • The youngsters in the city of age around 12 to 20 years were involved in binge drinking
  • There is a constant rise in the percentage has been observed from the year 2014 on drug abuse. It has been increased by 12% more in the next year 2015
  • In Alaska, about 20% of Students in high school uses marijuana as a recreational drug
  • Since 2015 polydrug use is prevalent in Alaska, most of them prefer heroin with methamphetamines combination
  • A report which was released on 2016 allegedly says that around 13% of Alaskans reportedly using illicit drugs
  • 2% of residents in Alaska struggle with addiction in comparison with the national average of about 2.6%
  • Majority of Alaskans about 90% of people not receiving any treatment for their addiction
  • In drug rehab centers in alaska only a less amount of people around 10% in Alaska receive treatment for their addiction
  • 11 in 1lakh people die due to drug addiction in Alaska

Substance abuse treatment in Alaska

  • In the year 2010, there were 6,699 people who received treatment for their drug and alcohol addiction
  • In that overall population, 61% of them were male and 39% of them were female
  • According to the report revealed in 2016, alcohol is the most abused substance in Alaska

People in Alaska have many options when it comes to health insurance. Top list of healthcare insurance company in alaska

  • Assurant Health Health Insurance
  • Celtic Health Insurance
  • John Alden Health Insurance
  • ODS Alaska Health Insurance
  • Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska Health Insurance
  • Time Insurance Health Insurance
  • Time Short Term Health Insurance

In 2005- 2015 Alaska Total Substance Abuse Admissions in the age of 12 and older

S.NoName of the drugNumber people received treatmentpercentage
1Alcohol424165%
2Opiates90914%
3Marijuana5849%
4Meth4828%
5Other2083%
5Cocaine721%

Polydrug usage in the state exists and most of them are parted with heroin. The particular state has high drug usage and the ratio of people who were receiving the treatment is very low. When you are your loved one is suffering from any kind of abuse, try to visit the treatment center near you to avail help for recovery.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-4357

If you are struggling with addiction, SAMHSA helps you to find local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.​

Addiction Aide HotLine

1-802-231-1018

Addiction aide provides confidential drug abuse assessment and treatment placement tailored to your individual needs. Achieve Long-term recovery, give us a call or fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.​

Find a way to your recovery

Beyond the ethnic beauty of Alaska there was substance abuse which really affects the normal life of many people. In some cases, addicts even don't know that they have a problem to be treated. There was the number of treatment centers available in the state who can assist and help you in your recovery process. If you wish to travel out of your city or state addictionaide provides you with enormous resources, which can benefit you by reaching the exact treatment center for your recovery. There are many private and non profitable organisations available in the state to help their people in the path to recovery.

Current captions about Drug abuse in Alaska

Increase in Drug Overdose Death

From 1999-2013, nearly 55 percent of drug overdose death was increased

Non-Medical Pain Relievers

Non-medical pain relievers were abused by 3000 minors

Total Drug Overdose Deaths

In 2016, 128 total drug overdose deaths occurred

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