What is the most abused drug in Alaska?
The 2016 Annual Drug Report revealed that alcohol, by far, is the most abused substance in Alaska. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 21.7 per 100,000 deaths in 2015. Alcohol is also a major contributing factor in the violent crimes, suicide and accidental deaths of Alaskans.
Why are Alaskans alcoholics?
One theory to explain the high rates of alcohol use among this special population faults the rapid industrialization that has taken place in Alaska. For many Alaska Natives, conflicts involving cultural identity as well as behavioral and lifestyle problems have resulted from adjusting to the rapid cultural changes.
What is the drug rate in Alaska?
In the most recent Survey, 13.65 percent of Alaska residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month. The national average was 8.82 percent. Additionally, 3.62 percent of Alaska residents reported using an illicit drug other than marijuana in the past month (the national average was 3.33 percent).
Can you drink in Alaska?
LEGAL DRINKING AGE
The legal age to purchase, possess, control, and/or consume alcoholic beverages in the State of Alaska is 21. If you are under the age of 21, you may enter an establishment that sells and/or serves alcohol only if you are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is at least 21 years of age.