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Alaska Editorial: Conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue

...have done so themselves - more than one in 10 Alaskans have been convicted of driving under the influence.The reason alcohol abuse and DUI persist as widespread societal problems - beyond the physiological mechanism of addiction - is that they're...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-19/alaska-editorial-conversations-about-
Opinion
Recovery: A lesson in purpose

...they have been able to find reasons to stay sober.Hill and Love have two distinct but similar stories. Drug and alcohol abuse led them each to further isolation by causing friends and family harm.Christina"I honestly feel I was born an addict...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/recovery-lesson-purpose
Local
Grandmother barricaded in bedroom dies in house fire

...husband heard Emanoff and Swain arguing earlier in the day.The neighbors reported that both Emanoff and Swain battled alcohol abuse in the past, which is reflected in electronic court records that show several alcohol-related misdemeanors for both...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-03/grandmother-barricaded-bedroom-dies-hou
Local
Fairbanks priest in alcohol treatment after DUI plea

...former University of Alaska priest was sentenced to 10 days in jail and will receive credit for that time by undergoing alcohol abuse treatment. He also was given two years' probation.Misdemeanor weapons, drug and driving under the influence charges...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/fairbanks-priest-alcohol-treatment-afte
State
Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

...begin the process to legally adopt the baby.Ayagalria's uncle, Henry Combs, says his niece's struggle with alcohol abuse led to her condition.Ayagalria suffered a cardiac arrest in January.That's when doctors discovered she was 12...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-07-22/funeral-held-woman-who-gave-birth-co
State
Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

...begin the process to legally adopt the baby.Ayagalria's uncle, Henry Combs, said his niece's struggle with alcohol abuse led to her condition.Ayagalria suffered a cardiac arrest in January.That's when doctors discovered she was 12...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/funeral-held-woman-who-gave-birth-coma
State
Concerns raised on direction of alcohol board

...inappropriate.Cote wrote that while the departments of health and public safety are spending millions of dollars to fight alcohol abuse through prevention, education and enforcement, the commerce department "is essentially working hard to promote it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-03/concerns-raised-direction-alcohol-board
State
24/7 Breathalyzer makes sense for repeat DUI offenders

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: In Alaska's long struggle with alcohol abuse, we've learned that we need to confront the problem on multiple fronts - education, treatment and counseling, tough enforcement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-15/247-breathalyzer-makes-sense-repeat-dui
State | Opinion
Kotzebue experiments with liquor sales to gain control of alcohol abuse

ANCHORAGE - One Alaska town in a region long wracked by alcohol abuse and the ills that come with it is meeting the problem head-on - with a city-owned liquor store and distribution center being...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-18/kotzebue-experiments-liquor-sales-gain-
State
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...small businesses. Distilleries shouldn't be held to a different standard than the state's wineries and breweries.Alcohol abuse is a valid concern in Alaska, but our distilleries aren't mass-producing $8 bottles of R&R whiskey. They're...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-rationa
Opinion

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