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Heroin ranks low among health priorities in Alaska

...than 20 deaths where heroin might have played a role were reported between 2002 and 2010, according to the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics.The number of people being treated for painkiller addiction, which could include heroin, has grown steadily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06
State
Woman found dead after drinking homemade liquor

...that includes Mountain Village is more than 60 percent higher than the statewide rate, according to the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics. The figure includes liver disease and alcohol poisoning, among other causes, but not violent deaths such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-16/woman-found-dead-after-drinking-homemad
State
SEARHC honors National Recovery Month in September

...and communities.Alcohol and substance abuse issues have had tragic effects on Alaska. According to the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, between 2006-08, Alaska Natives had an alcohol-induced death rate about three times as high as whites...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-04/searhc-honors-national-recovery-month-s
State
AG may suspend medical marijuana registration in Alaska

...prescription for marijuana can be put on a list to receive a card showing they are entitled to use the drug. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics says 198 people are currently on the list. Exactly half of the users live in the Kenai Peninsula Borough...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/sta_20050607004.shtml
News
My turn: Working to prevent suicide in Juneau, across the state

...harm oneself or having a deliberate plan to harm oneself, preoccupation with death and making a will. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics indicates Alaska has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. Suicide is the second leading cause...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090510/opi_704855689.shtml
Opinion
Survey determines attempted suicide rate among Alaska teenagers exceeds national average

...is," said Paul Beals, the clinical supervisor and counselor at Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics says Alaska Natives make up almost 70 percent of teenage suicides in the state. In Alaska, 1,300 students...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-07-05/survey-determines-attempted-suicide-rat
State
Son and birth mother reunite after 16 years

...wonderful woman," he said. When he turned 18, Summerly was able to request records of his birth from the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics. He ordered his original birth certificate from Juneau. When he read the names of his birth parents, he...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080701/Loc_adoption.shtml
Local
Alaska suicides rise with the sun

...executive director of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, compiled 13 years of suicide figures from the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics as a starting point for a $390,000 state-funded study his organization is doing on suicide this year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033004/sta_suicides.shtml
News
Alcohol-related deaths alarm tribal groups

...involved in alcohol or fermenting anything to the point of alcohol. It is not a part of us." According to the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, in 2005 Alaska Natives had an alcohol-induced death rate that was four times the rate of non-Natives...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042110/loc_612879379.shtml
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