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Heroin and opioid use in Alaska

    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.

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Pain Management, Opioid Use,
and Addiction in Aaska

DEA-licensed providers: A free CE accredited online training course is now available to meet part of the new requirements for continuing education on pain management, opioid use
and addiction. Learn more on our continuing education page.

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