Drug Recovery in Alaska

Alaska Opioid Overdose Deaths
102 Reported Cases
In 2017
According to NIDA, 13.9 deaths per 100,000 persons in Alaska involved opioids. This rate was slightly below the national average rate of 14.6 cases per 100,000 people in 2017.
Alaska Heroin Deaths
36 Report Cases
In 2017
Although heroin-involved deaths consistently increased through 2016, the number of Alaska’s heroin death cases dropped to 36 in 2017.
Heavy Alcohol Use in Alaska
17.7%
In 2019
According to America's Health Rankings, 17.7% of Alaska adults reported either binge drinking (taking at least 4 [women] or more than 5 [men] drinks per occasion within the last 30 days) or chronic drinking (taking at least 8 [women] or more than 15 [men] drinks per week). This was a significant decline from 2018’s 21.3%.
Alaska Teenage Marijuana Use
42%
In 2017
Based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 42% of Alaska high school students (grades 9-12) reported to have ever used marijuana (weed, grass or pot) at least once in their lifetime

Drug Recovery in Alaska

People across the United States know Alaska for its famous gold rush as well as for its extensive oil and natural gas reserves. While your state has the lowest population density in the United States, that does not mean that those who do live there do not struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. Regardless of population or state size, drug recovery centers are important to help those who are struggling with addiction. Learn more about the necessity of drug recovery for Alaska residents below.

Alaska Drug & Alcohol Hotlines

Caring professionals are here to listen 24 hours a day, seven days a week on any of these hotlines.

United Recovery Helpline

(888) 528-9426

If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, the Treatment Referral Helpline can help connect you with appropriate resources.

Poison Control

(888) 222-1222

This hotline can answer questions or address emergencies regarding medication and drug-related poisonings.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Alaska Cities

Explore a map of Alaska below, or choose another state to view drug statistics for that state:

Alaska Drug Abuse

If you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, you are not alone. The state’s substance abuse statistics highlight the need for drug rehab centers in Alaska and beyond. By seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, you can break the cycle of addiction and live free from drugs and alcohol.

Alaska Opioid Overdose Deaths
102 Reported Cases
In 2017
According to NIDA, 13.9 deaths per 100,000 persons in Alaska involved opioids. This rate was slightly below the national average rate of 14.6 cases per 100,000 people in 2017.
Alaska Heroin Deaths
36 Report Cases
In 2017
Although heroin-involved deaths consistently increased through 2016, the number of Alaska’s heroin death cases dropped to 36 in 2017.
Heavy Alcohol Use in Alaska
17.7%
In 2019
According to America's Health Rankings, 17.7% of Alaska adults reported either binge drinking (taking at least 4 [women] or more than 5 [men] drinks per occasion within the last 30 days) or chronic drinking (taking at least 8 [women] or more than 15 [men] drinks per week). This was a significant decline from 2018’s 21.3%.
Alaska Teenage Marijuana Use
42%
In 2017
Based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 42% of Alaska high school students (grades 9-12) reported to have ever used marijuana (weed, grass or pot) at least once in their lifetime

The Necessity of Drug Rehabs in Alaska

Person struggling with alcohol use

While studies have shown a higher need for and receipt of substance use treatment among American Indian or Alaska Native, addiction does not discriminate against any age, gender, or racial group. The Alaska Opioid Summary from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that there were 102 overdose deaths in the state in 2017, which averages to 13.9 deaths per 100,000 persons, just slightly lower than the national average of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.
Drug addiction and alcohol abuse are scary, but you can find hope in the midst of drug and alcohol abuse through substance abuse treatment centers both in and outside of Alaska. With effective drug rehab, you can get the help you need to overcome your addiction and change your life. Learn more about what rehab programs offer to those struggling with addiction below.

What United Recovery Inpatient Rehab Offers to Alaska Residents

Group therapy session

Rehab treatment consists of many different parts, including various therapies and activities that you will participate in during your stay. When you are considering traveling outside of Alaska for drug rehab, you should check out United Recovery Project. Our customized therapies and treatment programs allow you to learn about the root cause of your addiction so that you can overcome it and leave the past behind you. Keep reading for additional information about the programs we offer.

  • Group Therapy – Group therapy provides a safe place for people to share their experiences surrounded by individuals struggling with similar things. This type of treatment allows people to sympathize with one another and grow together. Additionally, the group setting helps people feel less isolated in their addictions and enables addicts to see the recovery process through the experiences of someone walking the same path of recovery.
  • Art and Music Therapy – Art and music therapies involve creating works of art and interacting with music. These types of creative therapies are excellent therapeutic exercises, which allow people to get in touch with their emotions and deal with complicated feelings that they do not quite understand or know how to express. Art and music can also become positive habits that replace the old negative patterns of addiction.
  • Cognitive Behavioral TherapyCognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is a type of talk therapy that focuses on the patient noticing their negative thinking and reframing those negative thoughts to change their perspective on their situation.
  • Family Therapy – Family therapy allows people struggling with addiction to rebuild family relationships. The focus of this therapy is not only the person struggling with addiction but also the affected family and their struggles. Addiction is not just hard on the person battling it; it is hard on loved ones as well, making this type of therapy essential to healing.
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    Focus on Health, Wellness, and Fitness – Most rehab centers, including ours at United Recovery Project, focus on health, wellness, and fitness. This often includes fitness classes, healthy meal options, and discussions on adding wellness to your life.

  • Relapse Prevention Education – Throughout your drug or alcohol rehab program, it is also extremely important to complete relapse prevention education. Through these classes, you will discuss the causes of relapse and learn coping strategies to avoid relapse in the future. This is an essential part of any rehab program.

The exact combination of the therapies and treatments listed above will depend on your specific needs. At United Recovery Project, we pride ourselves on looking at each individual and customizing a specific rehab program for them. When you want to travel outside of Alaska for inpatient drug rehab, United Recovery Project is an excellent choice. Check out our website for more information.

Research And Resources

https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH120/NSDUH120/SR120-treatment-need-AIAN.html
https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/alaska-opioid-summary
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/about/pac-20384610

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New York Drug & Alcohol Hotlines

Caring professionals are here to listen 24 hours a day, seven days a week on any of these hotlines.

United Recovery Helpline

(888) 528-9426

If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, the Treatment Referral Helpline can help connect you with appropriate resources.

Poison Control

(888) 528-9426

This hotline can answer questions or address emergencies regarding medication and drug-related poisonings.

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Alaska Cities

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