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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Dial 988 for help with mental-health related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
You may also call Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Alaska Careline at 877-266-HELP.
To find help treating a substance use disorder, call 1-800-662-HELP (SAMHSA help line) or visit
www.findtreatment.gov. You may also review
Dial 211 for help finding locally available resources.
1115 Waiver Demonstration Project
Alaska’s 1115 Medicaid waiver, the Alaska Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health Program, was approved for the original demonstration period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2023. Alaska is submitting a renewal application, in accordance with CMS requirements, to continue this demonstration for another 5-year period, January 1, 2024-December 31, 2028. The waiver would continue to provide Alaska with the flexibility to offer a broad range of substance use disorder and behavioral health services and reduce the State’s reliance on crisis services. Visit the 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid Waiver
Alaska Community Resources
Substance misuse and addiction treatment
Are you finding it difficult to stop using alcohol, prescription medications or other substances? If you've thought about cutting down or stopping, here is a list of providers,
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers (Excel Spreadsheet) (updated 6/23/2023) or see the links under Treatment Bed Availability on the right hand menu.
Alaska providers who offer opioid misuse treatment:
Find information on opioids (prescription pain medications, heroin and more) and treatment options on
Heroin and Opioid Use in Alaska