• Drugs of Choice: Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription drugs 
  • High percentages of Native Alaskans struggle with Alcohol and Marijuana addiction 
  • 34% of all crimes involve drug and/or alcohol abuse 
  • 60% of violent crimes involve drug and/or alcohol abuse 
  • Alaska ranks first among the 50 states in marijuana use (21% of high school students admit to using marijuana) 
  • Alaska ranks in the top 10 in many measured categories studied in the National Survey of Drug Use and Health 
  • 12% of all residents in Alaska reported illicit drug use (the national average is 8%) 
  • 33% of all motorized fatalities in Alaska involved drug use 
  • Ranked number one among the 50 states in suicide rate 

(Sources: whitehouse.gov and the Alaskan 2011 State Trooper Report)