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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.


Living with addiction

    Fairbanks Mayor, Jim Matherly talks about Alaska's opioid crisis.

    To View more videos about addiction and recovery in Alaska go HERE​.

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