Alaska Drug Rehabilitation And Alcohol Rehab Centers

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Alaska State Census Facts

Alaska Population Facts

Total Population in Alaska: 681,235

Alaska Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 11.40%

Males in Alaska: 354,893

Females in Alaska: 326,342

Median age in Alaska (years): 33.4

Under 5 years in Alaska: 50,812

18 years and over in Alaska: 500,799

65 years and over in Alaska: 46,607

One race in Alaska: 628,310

White in Alaska: 467,046

Black or African American in Alaska: 22,696

American Indian and Alaska Native in Alaska: 91,356

Asian in Alaska: 30,988

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4,460

Some other race in Alaska: 11,764

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Alaska: 52,925

Hispanic or Latino in Alaska (of any race): 39,530

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 46.20%

Foreign born people in Alaska, percent, 2000: 5.90%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 14.30%

High school graduates in Alaska, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 88.30%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Alaska, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 24.70%

people in Alaska with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 83,220

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 19.6

Housing units in Alaska, 2008: 283,357

Alaska Homeownership rate, 2000: 62.50%

Alaska Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 27.00%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Alaska, 2000: $144,200

Households in Alaska, 2000: 221,600

people per household in Alaska, 2000: 2.74

Median household income in Alaska, 2008: $67,332

Alaska Per capita money income, 1999: $22,660

people in Alaska below poverty level, percent, 2008: 9.20%

Alaska Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Alaska, 2007: 20,198

Private nonfarm employment in Alaska, 2007: 244,621

Private nonfarm employment in Alaska, percent change 2000-2007: 19.40%

Nonemployer establishments in Alaska, 2007: 53,615

Total number of businesses in Alaska, 2002: 62,145

Black-owned businesses in Alaska, percent, 2002: 1.50%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 8.30%

Asian-owned businesses in Alaska, percent, 2002: 3.10%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.20%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Alaska, percent, 2002: 2.00%

Women-owned businesses in Alaska, percent, 2002: 26.20%

Manufacturers shipments in Alaska, 2002 ($1000): 3,832,024

Wholesale trade sales in Alaska, 2002 ($1000): 3,616,674

Retail sales in Alaska, 2002 ($1000): 7,437,071

Retail sales per capita in Alaska, 2002: $11,605

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 1,393,225

Building permits in Alaska, 2008: 901

Federal spending in Alaska, 2008: 9,422,709

Alaska Geography Facts

Alaska Land area, 2000 (square miles): 571,951.26

Alaska people per square mile, 2000: 1.1

Alaska Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Alaska Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Alaska: 2.8

Average family size in Alaska: 3.36

Alaska Population 25 years and over: 422,721

Civilian veterans in Alaska (civilian population 18 years and over): 71,319

Foreign born in Alaska: 46,470

Male, Now married, except separated in Alaska (population 15 years and over): 134,572

Female, Now married, except separated in Alaska(population 15 years and over): 129,993

Speak a language other than English at home in Alaska (population 5 years and over): 97,311

Alaska Household population: 659,499

Alaska Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 377,854

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 18.1

Median household income in Alaska (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 66,293

Median family income in Alaska (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 77,020

Alaska Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 29,913

Alaska Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Alaska: 281,616

Occupied housing units in Alaska: 235,500

Owner-occupied housing units in Alaska: 151,032

Renter-occupied housing units in Alaska: 84,468

Vacant housing units in Alaska: 46,116

Owner-occupied homes in Alaska: 151,032

Median value (dollars): 226,900

With a mortgage in Alaska (dollars): 1,744

Not mortgaged in Alaska (dollars): 516

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Alaska can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Alaska offers a comprehensive list of Drug Treatment and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Centers in Alaska.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Treatment and Drug Treatment Facility is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facility are:

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Just like states in the continental United States, the quality of life in Alaska is threatened by drug abuse. Due to its non-contiguous location with the rest of the United States and shared border with Canada, Alaska is both a transshipment state as well as a consumer state for controlled substances. Cocaine continues to be imported into Alaska and is available throughout Alaska. Though methamphetamine lab seizures are down, methamphetamine imported into Alaska continues to be available. Drug trafficking organizations in Alaska also engage in money laundering by using a variety of methods to legitimize and reposition illicit proceeds.

To the relief of many, there are numerous different types of drug rehabs available to help those suffering with drug and alcohol problems in Alaska. The type of alcohol treatment or drug rehabilitation one receives depends on the severity of their addiction and the resources that are available in their community. Drug rehabilitation or alcohol treatment may include detoxification (the process of safely getting drugs and alcohol out of one’s system); vitamin and mineral supplements to help ease withdrawal and build health in the recovering addict, and individual and/or group counseling. There are promising types of counseling that teach recovering persons to identify situations and feelings that trigger the urge to use and to find new ways to cope that do not include drug use.

Citizens (Ages 12 or Older) Reporting Drug Use, Alaska, 2005-2006 Data

Drug Type and Use



Past month illicit drug use



Past year marijuana use


14.42 %

Past month marijuana use


8.83 %

Past month use of illicit drug other than marijuana


4.24 %

Past year cocaine use


2.55 %

Past year non-medical pain reliever use


5.47 %

* The number of users is in thousands

Alaska Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, there were 1,759 arrests reported drug abuse violations in Alaska.
  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported making 69 arrests for drug violations in Alaska.
  • Approximately 149,000 (28.53%) Alaska citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 18,000 (3.39%) Alaska citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 13,000 (2.51%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 58,000 (11%) of Alaska citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • In the state of Alaska it is estimated that there will be around 3,094 DUI's, and 36 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 187 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 961 tobacco related deaths, and 37 deaths due to illicit drug use in Alaska.
  • It is believed that there are around 32,335 marijuana users, 5,298 cocaine addicts, and 300 heroin addicts living in Alaska. It is also estimated that there are 14,160 people abusing prescription drugs, 1,350 people that use inhalants, and 2,404 people who use hallucinogens in Alaska.
  • In Alaska, there will be around 4,081 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine in Alaska:
    • Various organizations are involved in trafficking cocaine in Alaska. Crack cocaine also continues to be a threat in Alaska, with many organizations dealing in both cocaine and crack. These organizations obtain cocaine from the lower 48 states. Due to Alaska’s remote location, these organizations are able to resell cocaine in Alaska at grossly inflated rates.
    • Crack cocaine is available in Alaska’s major urban areas, such as Anchorage and Fairbanks.
    • Powder cocaine usually sells for $100-$150/gram in Alaska and is primarily ingested by snorting.
    • Crack cocaine is sold in small rock quantities in Alaska for $20 and is usually smoked.
  • Heroin in Alaska:
    • Heroin continues to be available in Alaska. Various organizations import and distribute heroin to a variety of users in Alaska.
    • Different types of heroin are available in Alaska such as Mexican, Colombian, and Southeast Asian.
  • Methamphetamine in Alaska:
    • There are two types of methamphetamine in Alaska; methamphetamine that is produced locally in clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, and methamphetamine that is imported into Alaska.
    • In accordance with national trends clandestine laboratory-related incidents in Alaska are down as compared to previous years. Legislation aimed at keeping precursor chemicals from being so easily attained presumably was a factor in causing the 87 percent decrease in the number of clandestine laboratory-related incidents during the past three years.
    • Methamphetamine continues to be available in Alaska as it is often sent through the parcel service. Drug trafficking organizations obtain the majority of methamphetamine for sale in Alaska from sources in the lower 48 states.
  • Club Drugs in Alaska:
    • MDMA (4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine/street name Ecstasy) is available in Alaska.
    • Drug trafficking organizations distributing cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana are acquiring small amounts of MDMA for distribution in Alaska.
    • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) are also available in Alaska on a small scale.
  • Marijuana in Alaska:
    • Marijuana is the most abused and widespread drug in Alaska.
    • There is a high demand for Alaskan-grown marijuana because of its high THC content.
    • In June 2006, then-Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski signed HB149 which re-criminalizes the use and possession of marijuana.
    • Almost all of the marijuana grown in Alaska is harvested in indoor growing operations.
    • Marijuana that is cultivated in British Columbia, Canada which is commonly referred to as BC Bud continues to be available in the Anchorage, Alaska area.
  • Pharmaceutical and Other Drugs in Alaska:
    • In the United States, prescription drugs are the second most abused drug by youth. The primary methods of diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals continues to be illegal dispensing and prescribing by physicians, illegal distribution by pharmacists, prescription forgery, doctor shopping, and drug thefts from pharmacies, nursing homes, and hospitals.
    • Pharmacy burglaries are found throughout Alaska. Diversion Investigators are also encountering pharmaceuticals that have been purchased via the Internet without a doctor’s prescription.
    • The abuse and trafficking of oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), and anabolic steroids continues to be a concern in Alaska.

Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state on January 3, 1959. Alaska lies at the extreme northwest of the North American continent and is the largest peninsula in the Western Hemisphere. (Because the 180th meridian passes through the state’s Aleutian Islands, Alaska’s westernmost portion is in the Eastern Hemisphere. Thus, technically, Alaska is in both the Western and Eastern hemispheres.) Alaska is bounded by the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north; Canada’s Yukon territory and British Columbia province to the east; the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south; the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea to the west; and the Chukchi Sea to the northwest. The capital is Juneau, which lies in the southeast, in the panhandle region.

Alaska Demographics

  • Alaska Population (2006 American Community Survey): 670,0531
  • Alaska Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 68.7% white; 3.2% black/African American; 13.1% American Indian/Alaska Native; 4.5% Asian; 0.6% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 1.8% other race; 8.1% two or more races; 5.6% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)