Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
Naloxone is life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
- If you are an individual who wants naloxone for yourself or a loved
one, please contact one of our Project Hope partners.
- If you want to become a distributor of naloxone or you need a refill of your naloxone order, please email ProjectHope@alaska.gov.
The Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, established in July of 2017, uses a public health approach to prevent and reduce substance use disorders, prevent harms caused by substance use and support community-based activities across Alaska. Our services protect life, health and safety of Alaskans. We focus largely on strengthening the essential public health infrastructure, services, systems and partnerships across Alaska. Current activities are focused on opioid and marijuana misuse and addiction prevention, data and evaluation, including program and systems changes to mitigate harms.
The principles of public health provide a useful framework for understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of substance misuse and addiction. Prevention occurs through upstream prevention programs, policy interventions, misuse and harms prevention, as well community focused interventions. We provide collaborative leadership to plan, develop and implement evidence-informed interventions and knowledge. By providing Alaskans and their communities with the best available knowledge on substance use and addiction, we assist individual Alaskans, health professionals and other community leaders in a coordinated response. We work to promote safe and healthy communities.
Implement public health approaches to prevent and reduce substance use disorders and support community-based activities across Alaska.
Engage with individual citizens and community-based coalitions
Use evidence-informed methods to improve public, provider and media knowledge of substance misuse and addiction
Work with State of Alaska agencies and external partners to lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral prevention response
For more information on the Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.