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Are There Indigenous Services for Drug Rehabilitation in Alaska?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

Within the United States, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogen use disorders. They also have the second-highest rate of methamphetamine abuse after Native Hawaiians. Some of the drug and alcohol treatment programs in the larger cities of Alaska offer services for Alaska Natives. Within the more remote community's different approaches are taken using cultural practices to help Alaska Natives struggling with addiction. Substance abuse is a widespread problem throughout the United States and affects people from all over the country.

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Alaska has a sparse population with many small and remote communities. Alaska Natives may not always have access to the resources they need unless they travel to the larger cities. However, Alaska Natives living in the larger cities can attend the local drug treatment centers, some of which offer cultural resources. When searching for drug treatment is important to find programs that will treat all aspects of your addiction. Along with this, you should feel comfortable with the program you are attending. Drug addiction progressively becomes worse the longer you leave it. People who live in more remote communities rely on local support and help.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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