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State of Alaska

Available Services for Drug-Induced Mortality Rate

If you are using, use a clean needle. Injection drug use is responsible for approximately 10% of HIV cases annually, and use of injected drugs also increases your risk of other diseases like Hepatitis C.^9^ The only way to be truly safe is to always use new needles, directly out of the package from a trusted source. The following links show where you can exchange used needles for new ones in Alaska. http://www.alaskanaids.org/index.php/prevention/syringe-exchange https://www.interioraids.org/ The system in Alaska that provides substance use treatment contains a continuum of care that includes residential services, outpatient services, and opioid treatment services. The system is comprised of both publicly funded and private providers. The DBH manages the public providers through behavioral health Medicaid and grants. The private system is now eligible as a result of provisions in SB 74 to become a Medicaid provider. This provision is expected to increase treatment capacity in Alaska. See: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/HealthyAlaska/Pages/Redesign/Redesign_news.aspx] If you are seeking treatment for substance abuse, contact a medical provider or locate a treatment center nearest you at [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dbh/Documents/TreatmentRecovery/SUD%20Providers/Substance%20Use%20Disorder%20Treatment%20Providers.pdf]. To learn more about Naloxone, including how it can reverse the effects of opioids and where it is being distributed, visit http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Director/Pages/heroin-opioids/narcan.aspx For more information on how to get help, visit http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Director/Pages/heroin-opioids/help.aspx [[br]][[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 9. State of Alaska, Division of Public Health. Heroin and Opioids in the Last Frontier: How to get help. Available at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Director/Pages/heroin-opioids/help.aspx. Accessed May 17, 2017. }}

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Content updated: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:02:46 AKST