Drug Island was named in 1920, but it is unclear why the name "Drug Island" was applied to this island.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Drug Island
- Orth, Donald J. (1967). Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 285.
- ""Alcohol And Drug Abuse Lake" Is An Actual Place. No, Really". Marijuana Moment. Retrieved 2 July 2019.