Alaska Services

2014 State Estimates of Substance Use & Mental Health - Alaska

store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Barometer-2014/SMA15-4895

Behavioral Health Barometer 2014. Study shows drug and alcohol consumption in the last month, of people aged 12 and up. This is the State of Alaska's estimates of substance use and mental health from the 2013-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Al-Anon / Alateen - Alaska, Area 63

www.al-anon-ak.org/

Lists meeting times and places for Al-Anon & Alateen groups throughout Alaska. Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen is not a program for young people seeking sobriety.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Alaska Medicaid Recipient Helpline

dhss.alaska.gov/dhcs/Pages/medicaid_medicare/helpline.aspx

Alaska's Medical Assistance programs available to those in need of health care, including general eligibility guidelines, covered services, and other information.
(800) 780-9972
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

(updated Oct 27-16)

Alaska Region of Narcotics Anonymous

www.akna.org/

Lists the meeting times and places of NA groups in Alaska.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line

alaskaquitline.com/

Free service to help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Call 1-888-842-QUIT or (1-888-842-7848) for information and support over the phone; eligible callers can receive a four-week supply of the nicotine patch for free.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Alcohol Drug Information School - ADIS : State Approved Programs

dhss.alaska.gov/dbh/Pages/Prevention/programs/adis/default.aspx

Lists organizations currently approved by the State to deliver ADIS programs. Includes the youth program "Prime For Life - Under 21" "designed to be an educational intervention and is best suited for those who may meet Level .05 of ASAM-American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria or those in need of prevention education."

(updated Oct 27-16)

Alcoholics Anonymous - Alaska Area 02

www.area02alaska.org/

Lists the meeting times and places of AA groups in Alaska.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Directory of Health Care Sites

dhss.alaska.gov/dph/HealthPlanning/Pages/SafetyNetDirectory.aspx

Provides a list of primary care, hospital, nursing home and public health centers in Alaska, by community or by region.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Marijuana Anonymous - Alaska

www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetak.shtml

Lists meeting times and places of MA groups in Alaska.

(updated Oct 27-16)

State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health

hss.state.ak.us/dbh/

Responsible for overseeing the delivery of mental health and addictions services in Alaska.

(updated Oct 27-16)

Use of Harmful Legal Products Among Pre-Adolescent Alaskan Students

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2443952/

Study examining pre-adolescent use of harmful but legally obtainable products (HLPs) “in order to get high” in 4 communities in northwest and southeast Alaska. These products include inhalants, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications taken without a doctor’s prescription and common household products.

(updated Oct 27-16)

National Services

A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts

www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/CBHSQ128_1/CBHSQ128/sr128-typical-day-adolescents-2013.htm

The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) Report dated August 29, 2013. Summarizes research findings examining adolescent substance use in the US on "an average day." It looks at when the youth first started using substances, how much was consumed in the past year, and who is receiving treatment for their substance use.

(updated Nov 1-16)

Above the Influence

www.abovetheinfluence.com/

Abstinence-based information to help youth stay drug free. Part of a media campaign, website created to increase youth awareness of the influences around and teaches strategies to help teens say no to drugs. Program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Childhelp - National Child Abuse Hotline

www.childhelp.org/

Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) and press #1 to speak with a counselor. Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help kids, and even adults who are concerned about kids they suspect are being abused or neglected. You can call this number if you live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(updated Oct 24-16)

DanceSafe

www.dancesafe.org/

DanceSafe is a harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community across the United States and Canada. They provide Information on club drugs and how to be safe at raves and reduce the risk of getting heat stroke. DanceSafe also provides training to volunteers who may want to start their own chapter.

(updated Oct 24-16)

Just Think Twice

www.justthinktwice.com/

Provides drug education and prevention information for teens. Sponsored by the DEA.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities

www.nascsa.org/

Provides access to federal and individual state laws and regulatory information on controlled substances. Link gives access to individual state profiles.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Drug and Treatment Referral Routing Service

engage.youth.gov/federal-link/national-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-referral-routing-service

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), 24/7 for alcohol and drug information and treatment referral assistance. Service provides by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA).

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Gay & Lesbian Youth TALKLINE

www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html

Call 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Mon - Fri, 5 to 9pm (PST) to speak with a volunteer. Helps teens and young adults up to age 25 with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Nineline

https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth-programs/nineline

Call 1-800-999-9999 (TTY 1-800-999-9915) to talk with a counselor about problems relating to violence, abuse, running away, drugs & alcohol, suicide... Help is available by phone or email from 2pm to 12pm, 7 days/week. Can also get help online through one of the Covenant House Nineline forums. Covenant House helps runaway and homeless kids.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World

www.scarleteen.com/

Sex information for youth living in this century.
Contact: http://www.scarleteen.com/contact

(updated Oct 26-16)

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

ssdp.org/

Harm reduction youth organization who's mission is to provide education on the harms caused by the War on Drugs and to seek alternative solutions to the current drug problems.
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

(updated Oct 26-16)

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

This is SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) online searchable directory of alcohol and drug abuse programs located around the country.

(updated Oct 26-16)