AddictionNoMore: The heroin addiction helpline for Alaska
If you are looking for heroin rehab for yourself or a loved one, Addiction No More can help and give you the answers that you are looking for.
If you have been caught up with a heroin addiction in Alaska, there are treatment programs available to you. Please give us a call and we can get you a list of drug rehabs in your area. 1-800-819-9973
Most of the people who have found themselves addicted to heroin in Alaska say their addiction to heroin happened after previously abusing prescription medications (painkillers and mood stabilizers like Xanax). It has been increasingly easier to find heroin than the prescription medications on the street, in the larger cities in Alaska.
During 2009–2015, 774 drug overdose deaths were entered into the Alaska mortality database. Overall, 512 (66%) deceased had a prescription drug noted as the primary or a contributing cause of death. Of the 311 illicit drugs* overdose deaths that were recorded in the database, 128 (41%) noted heroin as either the primary or a contributing cause of death.
During 2009–2015, the average annual age-adjusted drug overdose death rate was 15.0 per 100,000 persons (range: 10.5–17.9 per 100,000 persons).
Heroin overdose death rates have skyrocketed over the past 6 years from 2009, 7 deaths related to heroin per 100 thousand residents, to a staggering 36 deaths per 100 thousand residents in 2015. Heroin abuse is not exclusive to any race or social standing and most Alaska residents substitute Heroin for the more expensive Oxycontin or Oxycodone.
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Treating heroin addiction in Alaska will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal.
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center
for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible. Do not try to detox on your own!
Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use, and the amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.
Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a heroin inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs
offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction. We can help you find a detox center and a rehab facility for heroin addiction. Give us a call today. We are here to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-819-9973
Most of the people who have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety in an outpatient treatment program, but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole. The typical stay for someone recovering from a heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consist of 30-90 day programs.
Heroin addiction medications and uses
*To locate a doctor that can prescribe medications for a painless withdrawal, please give us a call 1-800-819-9973
and we will help you find the closest addiction doctor to you in Alaska.
Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help wean a person off of heroin at a slower rate alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a heroin detox.
Buprenorphine: being an opioid Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone: Over the last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken too often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works, in the same manner, offering elevated symptoms from withdrawal.
Naltrexone: designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.
: Specifically designed to work in combination with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, it also stops the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid-blocking drug Naltrexone.
How to get help for a heroin addiction in Alaska
- Call our toll-free confidential helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- Free help with Heroin addiction in Alaska
- Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment
- Insurance benefit verification for heroin detox and treatment
- Information about heroin rehabs and intervention services for heroin addicts in Alaska
Call us now to discuss your treatment options the information is free and so is the call.
Heroin addiction is getting to become an epidemic is Alaska and the way the state treats addicts has not proven to combat the problem. The State of Alaska has an antiquated policy of locking people up in their prison system rather than getting the addict the help they need.
Study after study has shown us that incarceration of heroin addicts has not helped the problem at large but actually fuels the problem to continue. Studies have also shown that treatment of addicts is less expensive and far more effective that locking up addicts in Alaska.
Too often people are being punished in Alaska for the sole crime of being an addict and in many cases, this leads to a felony which can have a life-long sentence of someone not being able to find work or decent housing.
Alaska has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country. This is due to mostly nonviolent drug offenses. This antiquated system of just locking up the problem in hopes that it will go away is in need of a serious overhaul. Alaska needs to face the reality that locking everyone with drugs in their pocket up in jail is not a sustainable solution to try to curb violent crimes. More violent crimes are committed in Alaska under the influence of alcohol rather than drugs.
- 30% of homicides
- 22.5% of sexual crimes
- 30 % of aggravated assaults
Drug-related violent crimes
- 15.8% of homicides in Alaska
- 2.4% of sexual crimes
- 5.4% of aggravated assaults in Alaska
The reality is in Alaska, is that there are only about 30 state-funded beds for inpatient treatment in Alaska and these beds are limited to the larger cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage. For many Alaskans facing the hard reality that to get to a treatment program means that they have to leave the state to actually find help for their addiction to heroin.
Give us a call 1-800-819-9973
and we can discuss options for treatment, even if you do not have the resources for a private treatment program in Alaska.
State Rep Dan Saddler made an indication that heroin addicts and alcoholics need to face their problems head on instead of avoiding them with a needle or bottle. This is the justification that he gave for cutting the funding for recovery programs. He has implied that addicts need to face the hard reality of life and further implies that all addicts need to make the decision not to be addicted anymore.
Finding treatment for addiction in Alaska can be difficult, as you may have already found out. Our national heroin help line 1-800-819-9973
can help you find options that are lower cost and effective in the treatment of heroin addiction.
Heroin Addiction Treatment in Alaska
Heroin addiction treatment in the state of Alaska
We can help you find a heroin addiction treatment program in Alaska today. If you are looking for a heroin detox center we can also help you find the detox center in Alaska as well. Give us a call at 1-800-819-9973 today.