Cocaine Treatment in Alaska

Created On Friday, 13, January 2012
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


It is very hard to stop using cocaine cold turkey without professional help. The main reason for this is that the withdrawal can include anxiety, depression, and restlessness. There are many cocaine detoxification programs in Alaska. Some rehab facilities will even have a detox program on-site. One can find two different kinds of detox, regular detoxification and medical detox. A cocaine medical detox program will have doctors, nurses, and/or medically trained staff to help the patient through their cocaine withdrawal. This can be necessary, like if someone starts feeling suicidal, having the proper care could make the difference between life and death. How long a person stays in detox is different for each person. When looking at the cocaine detox options in Alaska, it is best to simultaneously look at rehab centers. After detox, a person must attend a rehabilitation center to make sure all their issues are addressed.

Around 1% of all treatment admissions in Alaska are for cocaine addiction. Cocaine addiction should not be taken lightly. The short effects of using the drug include increased heart rate, erratic behavior, and irritability. When someone uses cocaine for a long time, it can lead to chronic nasal congestion, disorientation, irregular heartbeat, etc. Another big issue that can arise when someone abuses cocaine is an overdose. It's important to get help for someone who abuses cocaine or one who is addicted to it. Fortunately, there are several options when it comes to cocaine treatments in Alaska. The point of cocaine treatment is to have the patient stay drug-free once they leave the center and be productive in their life.

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Different Types of Alaska Cocaine Rehabilitation

When dealing with cocaine addiction, it is primarily done through therapies like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapies) and counseling. The purpose of counseling is to help the person honestly look at and understand the issues that got them to turn to cocaine. Many different kinds of cocaine treatments can be found in Alaska. The main different kinds are inpatient vs. outpatient and long-term vs. short-term treatments. If necessary, there are also more specific types of cocaine treatments in Alaska and across the US, which could be a better fit. For example, if someone is pregnant, some rehab centers will have specific cocaine treatments for pregnant women. Identifying the best type of treatment is very important when choosing a cocaine rehab in Alaska, and one of our referral specialists can help you make that decision.

Alaska Cocaine Laws

This section highlights the different laws in Alaska concerning cocaine. Laws do change over time, and if someone is facing cocaine charges, they should speak to a legal professional. It should also be noted that attending a cocaine rehab in Alaska can help a person get a reduced sentence in some cases. Furthermore, attending an Alaska cocaine treatment can help ensure the person never faces problems related to cocaine, legal or otherwise.

Possessing cocaine is a Class C felony in Alaska. The penalties are up to 5 years in jail and fines of up to $50,000.

Selling cocaine is a Class B felony in the state punishable up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $100,000. However, if someone sells cocaine to someone under 19 years old (and at least 3 years younger than the seller), they could face a prison sentence of 5 to 99 years.

Trafficking cocaine can carry a prison sentence between 5 years and 99 years.

It is important to seek help at a cocaine rehabilitation center in Alaska before it becomes a legal matter.

Alaska Cocaine Abuse and Addiction Statistics

Here are some 2019 statistics on cocaine use in Alaska.

  • 2.05% of the Alaska population used cocaine in the past year, a slightly higher rate than the national average of 2%.
  • 18 to 25 is the age group with the highest rate of cocaine consumption. In Alaska, 5.09% of that age group reported using cocaine.
  • Of the Alaska adult population (26 or older), 8400 used cocaine in the past year, representing 1.78% of the population.

These statistics show just how important cocaine rehabilitation centers are in Alaska.

Below, you will find a list of drug detox for cocaine addiction in Alaska. The list may be incomplete so if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Drug Detoxification Centers in Alaska


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.