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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 around 663,268 square miles. Due to its scenic beauty and environmental condition is the most visited tourist place. Apart from being a 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 of counseling and recovery.


S.No Name of the cities Population Latitude/Longitude
1 Anchorage 298,695 61.218 / -149.9
2 Juneau 32,756 58.302 / -134.42
3 Fairbanks 32,325 64.838 / -147.716
4 Eagle River 24,793 61.321 / -149.568
5 Badger 19,482 64.8 / -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 abuse in Alaska




Substance abuse treatment in Alaska


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

S.No Name of the drug Number people received treatment Percentage
1 Alcohol 4241 65%
2 Opiates 909 14%
3 Marijuana 584 9%
4 Meth 482 8%
5 Other 208 3%
6 Cocaine 72 1%


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.

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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 were a 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 organizations available in the state to help their people on 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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