Drug & Alcohol Detox & Treatment Services for Inhalant Addiction in Alaska

Created On Wednesday, 10, April 2019
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Being an isolated and remote state, Alaska isn’t the first place that people think of when they’re discussing drug problems. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any problems. Going back to 1995 Alaska has struggled with inhalant abuse. During that time, over 22% of Alaskan adolescents had used inhalants, as reported by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. That’s nearly 1 in 4 high school age students. The reason why this is so scary is that inhalant abuse can lead to overdose and death and have a long-lasting impact on one’s neurological and cardiovascular health. And inhalant abuse can often affect adolescents before other types of substance abuse because inhalants are frequently in the form of common household products that they have access to. Some examples of these include gasoline, aerosols, and glues. It is important that a person abusing inhalants seeks help at one of Alaska's drug rehabilitation facilities.

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More broadly, an inhalant is any volatile substance that produces chemical vapors that can be inhaled and produce an altered mental state. The danger is that even sporadic or single instances of inhalant abuse can be very dangerous. Inhalants can disrupt heart rhythm and cause cardiac failure or lower oxygen levels enough to cause suffocation. Regular use of them can lead to serious harm to vital organs. Add to this the fact that they’re addictive and the cause for concern is quite real.

Alaskans can help prevent inhalant abuse by getting rid of cleaning products and aerosols they don’t use and placing the rest out of reach of children. Anyone struggling with addiction to inhalants should find treatment as soon as possible.

Here is a list of the different alcohol and drug dependency programs for Inhalant drug abuse 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 Drug & Alcohol Addiction Services for Inhalant 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.