Do You Need Addiction Help in Alaska?
Is Alcohol the Biggest Addiction Problem in Alaska?
A lot of people think that alcohol is the most serious substance abuse problem in Alaska.
It’s true that 4 out of every 10 young adults aged 18 through 25 binge drink, and it’s also true that among the Alaskan Native community alcohol addiction treatment is desperately needed. But Alaskan Natives only comprise 14% of the population, and the problem is far bigger than that.
In fact, the drug problem is more serious than in most of the U.S.
- Alaska is at the top of the list of all states for the percentage of the population aged 26 and older who used marijuana last year.
- It is also among the top ten states for the percentage of people aged 12 and older who took illegal drugs in the last month, and for those who took cocaine in the last month.
- The percentage of people who used illegal drugs in the past month is 50% higher than the national average. That puts it in the top ten list of states as well.
- Thankfully, the percentage of people who die from drugs in Alaska is slightly lower than the national average.
If you or someone you care about needs addiction help in Alaska, there are several alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs that offer alcohol and drug rehab.
We can help you find the best program for your situation, call us at 855-889-0555.
What Drugs Send the Most Number of People for Addiction Help in Alaska?
Marijuana is the number one drug for which people in Alaska get into a drug addiction treatment program. Some people think that marijuana is not a serious drug, but in the last few decades it has become stronger and stronger and is much more dangerous and addictive than it used to be.
The next most serious problem is prescription drug addiction – specifically prescription painkillers. OxyContin addiction and Vicodin addiction are among the most common.
Many people who get addicted to painkillers started off with a prescription from their doctor after an injury, surgery or an accident. Then they can’t get off them. They wind up going from doctor to doctor trying to get another prescription to feed their addiction or, sometimes, they start buying prescription drugs from dealers on the street.
But the cost of prescription painkillers from drug dealers can be very high – as much as $60 per pill. So, if the addict can’t afford that, they turn to heroin. Heroin is easier to get and much cheaper.
Not all Alaska help centers are experienced with prescription drug addiction, but we can tell you how to get help.
In Alaska, heroin addiction is the next most common reason people seek help.
The next biggest problem is stimulants. These include methamphetamine, amphetamines, prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, and cocaine.
No matter what substance you’re having a problem with – alcohol or drugs – and no matter what drug you’re taking, we can help you find an addiction treatment program.
We’ve helped thousands of people overcome alcohol abuse, cocaine addiction, heroin addiction, prescription drug addiction, methamphetamine addiction and problems with any other drugs.
Call us now. We can help you, too. And it will change your life.
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