Alaska Treatment Centers
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Addiction in Alaska
The remote, geographical vastness of Alaska is an open invitation for criminals and drug traffickers alike. DTOs (Drug Trafficking Organizations) such as the Mexican Cartels have established locations in rural and urban areas statewide. They reap immense profits while law enforcement struggles to combat the problem due to limited resources.
Statistics don’t quite represent the human anguish and suffering wrought by addictions in Alaska. The carnage of assaults, deaths, neglect, robberies, and burglaries impact innocent citizens day and night, statewide.
When looking at statistics, we fail to realize that each number represents a human being. To fully grasp the scope of the addiction problem in Alaska, we must not forget that each statistic indicates that a person’s life changed or ended due to substance abuse and addiction. For instance, in Alaska in 2016, the overdose death toll reached 128. Opioids were responsible for 95 of those deaths. Those individuals didn’t want to die. Nor did they want to become addicts. They are now another statistic.
Alaska’s opioid death rate is higher than the national average of 10.4 percent per 100,000 citizens. The rate in Alaska for 2015 was 11.0 percent per 100,000 people. The increased overdoses are a result of the opioid epidemic that is rampant today.
Other shocking addiction statistics in Alaska are as follows:
- Opioid death rates increased fourfold from 2005 to 2016.
- Heroin and other opioid death rates rose from 5.2 per 100,000 in 2015 to 7.9 per 100,000 in 2016.
- In 2015, alcohol-related deaths were at 21.7 per 100,000 people.
- Heroin and methamphetamine are the most imported substances in Alaska.
- Heroin overdose deaths were 50% higher in Alaska than the rest of the nation.
- In 2016, alcohol sales, imports, and possession has been prohibited by 109 communities in the state.
- From 2009 to 2015, heroin-related deaths quadrupled.
- More than 45% of heroin users also used alcohol.
- Heroin arrests have increased 140% since 2013.
- Alaska’s per capita incidence of alcoholism, rape, and suicide is higher than other states.
- Cocaine is distributed to the US mainly from Fairbanks and Anchorage.
- Marijuana is the most abused illegal drug in Alaska.
- Alaska ranks in the top five states for sales of Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Methadone, Meperidine and other drugs.
- Addicts in Alaska also must cope with low light levels that can impact issues such as depression.
Alaska recently received a multi-million dollar grant for their “Project Hope” program. But, it is only a small token of the massive amount of money needed to combat the addiction problems in this state. This money is tagged for purchasing 5,000 overdose lifesaving kits. However, it does little for people who need help before the overdose.
Public information campaigns continue to help reduce the stigma surrounding addiction. Some organizations that are contributing their time and expertise in this effort include:
All in all, the drug rehab facilities in Alaska are overburdened or have long waiting lists. Many addicts are unable to get the treatment they need. If you are in Alaska and need addiction treatment, please call our toll-free number. One of our representatives will help you select a treatment center that is best for your needs.
|Treatment Approaches||United States||Alaska|
|Substance abuse counseling approach||99.2%||100.0%|
|Cognitive behavioral therapy||93.5%||87.9%|
|Brief intervention approach||81.5%||87.9%|
|12-step facilitation approach||74.7%||75.8%|
|Contingency management motivational incentive||55.4%||66.7%|
|Dialectical behavioral therapy||52.3%||51.5%|
|Rational emotive behavioral therapy||46.7%||45.5%|
|Community reinforcement plus vouchers||12.5%||12.1%|
|Payment/Insurance Accepted||United States||Alaska|
|Cash or self-payment||91.8%||90.9%|
|Private health insurance||70.0%||66.7%|
|Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs||53.1%||33.3%|
|State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid||47.7%||54.5%|
|Military insurance e.g. TRICARE||33.0%||42.4%|
|Access to recovery ATR voucher||9.9%||3.0%|
|IHS Tribal Urban ITU funds||6.9%||3.0%|
|No payment accepted||2.8%|
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