Alaska is definitely the last frontier that many either love or hate.

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With its amazing nature combined with welcoming communities, it makes a comfortable place to live. There is a choice of frigid north with below freezing summers or the more warm southeast area. Locals who live here understand this is the last state where you can truly find honest, caring people who love and care for others. It is also a state that has some challenges with alcohol abuse and on a slightly lower scale drug addiction. Even though it is a tight community, problems do exist.

If you are looking to cure your drug addiction, but unable to share with those closest to your then consider Ibogaine therapy by David Dardashti. If you need drug detox in Alaska you can look for David Dardashti’s program called Ibogaine. It is a tailored recovery program designed to be the most effective with long-lasting solutions to drug addiction and eventually rehabilitation. There is a drug addiction specialist who can speak with you when you call. Professionals are available 24/7 so you get the help you need when you are ready.

What you should know

Alaska has become a state with higher than average usage, but more startling is alcohol abuse. Alaskans have the highest per capita of users when it comes to overindulging in alcohol. It is also becoming a drug transfer state given easy access to sea channels. Suicide is also at a higher rate not only due to drugs but depression based on low sunlight. Mexican and Dominican groups are running cocaine distribution through Alaska, as well as using it as a money-laundering local.

Compared to other states Alaska has the highest usage for illicit drugs, cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana particularly for 18 and older. Pharmaceuticals are also moderately high particularly for those who are over 26.

Percentage of Alaska population using/abusing drugs

AGE1 18+
ILLICIT DRUGS
Past Month Illicit Drug Use2 10.76
Past Year Marijuana Use 13.61
Past Month Marijuana Use 8.11
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana2 3.77
Past Year Cocaine Use 2.94
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 4.79
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month3 29.64
ALCOHOL
Past Month Alcohol Use 59.22
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use4 24.55
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More Drinks Once or Twice a Week3 37.91
PAST YEAR DEPENDENCE, ABUSE, AND TREATMENT5
Illicit Drug Dependence2 2.17
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2 2.98
Alcohol Dependence 4.15
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 8.03
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2 9.65
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use2,6 2.63
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use6 7.33
Serious psychological distress 11.28
Having at least one major depressive episode7 7.58

Sources include SAMHSA’s and National Survey for 2008-2009.

Usage Details

Cocaine is definitely a major threat to Alaska. The prices are extremely high because of supply. Marijuana used to be legal but was changed to illegal. With the ability to grow in climate-controlled locations deep in the forests as well as gain access to British Columbia drug lines it grows well and is widely used particularly in Anchorage.

Pharmaceuticals are very popular among younger generations particularly OxyCotin, Percodan, Vicodin, and Percocet. They are also the most frequently trafficked in Alaska.

Alcohol is a definite threat and perhaps the worst for Alaska. It is legal, available, and often easy to buy among younger groups. With plenty of college students about it becomes a worsening trend every year.

Meth is at least well limited, but that does not mean it is not available. Local production is down to a minimum by making it hard to buy the necessary supplies in Alaska. Small lab seizures even occur to get the issue lower. Yet, movement from the lower 48 does make it available; particularly products from Burma, Laos, and Southeast Asia.

Club drugs and heroin are not widely available due to limited distribution, so they are a lesser worry, but still a possibility. For those living in Alaska, there is a solution called Ibogaine treatment that can help.

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