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National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Juneau thanks for helps in promoting awareness

September is Recovery Month. Local agencies and individuals partnered together to provide several activities for the community to promote awareness about substance use and mental health disorders.
Free drinks for moms-to-be

...Tibbett has led the charge for this campaign the past seven years. She is also a staff worker for the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and said she has seen the effects of FASDs across all types of Juneau families in her line of work...
Thank you from SERRC

The Learning Connection's JobX and WIA Youth Programs have worked with over 120 youth ages 16-24 providing career guidance, employability skills and work experience opportunities this past fiscal year.
Loren Jones

Resident of Juneau from December 1975 to present. Born in Pennsylvania on March 25, 1946. Education: BA in Sociology, 1973, Washington State University. MA in Sociology, 1975, Washington State University. Occupation(s): Retired.
Mental Health Board and advisory panel meets in Juneau

The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold its winter meeting in Juneau from Feb. 21 through Feb. 23, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in downtown Juneau, on Willoughby Avenue.
Regional News
Danger of synthetic cannabinoids addressed at SB 17 hearing

A 28-year-old Fairbanks man kicked in the door of an unoccupied home, took off all his clothes and went to sleep in a bed because, he said, "God told him to."
Addiction centers do the cuts, feel the pain

Drug- and alcohol-rehabilitation centers in Alaska are starting to feel the pain of state budget cuts, with most clinics facing increased caseloads and others discontinuing some services altogether. A looming fiscal gap prompted Gov. Frank Murkowski to slash about $130 million from the budget this year through line-item vetoes.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of Americas Third Annual Eagle Honors Banquet on Feb. 13 at Centennial Hall. Reservations for the event must be made by 5 p.m. today. The event will featuring the honoring of 13 new Eagle Scouts.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Normally I would find the topic "Alcohol Excise Tax," like most tax issues, confusing. If my father had not been killed by a drunk driver last year I am pretty sure this subject would not interest me in the least. Unfortunately it's a topic I know only too well.
Solstice means the longest night of year for homeless

For many of us, the winter solstice is the day when we can say that every day after this will be brighter. But for the 3,500 Alaskans who are homeless on any given night, the winter solstice brings only the cold darkness of the longest night of the year.


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