Heroin use has increased in Alaska and the United
States, even among those in demographic groups with historically low
rates of heroin use, such as women, people with private health
insurance coverage and those with higher incomes. As a result, heroin-related overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013 in the United States.
This site provides information that can help Alaska residents,
families, health care providers and communities prevent heroin and
opioid abuse, reduce addiction through treatment, and reverse the
life-threatening effects of overdoses.
Learn about opioids, the science of addiction, and how to use, store and dispose of opioids safely here.