Date Rape Drug Detox & Rehabilitation Services in Alaska

Created On Thursday, 22, August 2019
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021

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Alaska is a remote state where some people go to retire, hide out, or just live because they enjoy the wilderness and beautiful scenery. Like much of America, Alaska has been impacted by the drug epidemic and has seen an increase in drug use recently. In 2015, between 13% and 16% of high school students in the state reported taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription, according to a State of Alaska Epidemiological Profile. Often, they don’t know or fully understand what they’re taking and can end up addicted, needing detox and rehabilitation services. Believe it or not, this can even happen with drugs that are commonly used as date rape drugs.

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Date rape drugs are called such because they produce heavy sedation and unconsciousness, as well as amnesia in most cases. Because of this, they’re used by sexual predators to render victims helpless and without a memory of what occurred. But these drugs are also used recreationally by people who enjoy their effects and consume the intentionally.

The most notorious date rate drug, Rohypnol or “Roofies” is actually a benzodiazepine tranquilizer, the same class of drug as Xanax or Valium. These drugs are very addictive, causing dependence that often must be treated by medical detox and rehabilitation services. They are abused for various reasons, like partying, coming down off other drugs, sleep aids, and to boost the effects of other drugs. They aren’t legally available in the United States but can be found and ordered illegally online through shady websites and the dark web.

Other date rape drugs include GHB and Ketamine. Again, these drugs are commonly abused for recreational purposes as well and are both deadly and addictive. Anyone struggling with addiction to date rape drugs should get help as soon as possible. Trying to quit on your own may not be safe, so call and confidentially speak with a treatment center about your options before changing your consumption of drugs.

Here is a list of the different alcohol and drug addiction resources for date rape drugs addiction in Alaska. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Detox Services for Date Rape Drugs Addiction 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.