Alaska reported the largest increase in overdose deaths of any state by a significant margin. Alaska experienced a 74% jump in overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021. And, we are on track this year to be just as deadly. Last year, six out of 10 overdose/poisoning deaths in Alaska were linked to Fentanyl. (AK DHSS ) In addition, Alaska Natives have experienced more overdoses than other ethnic groups.
Last Modified on October 16, 2022
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