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Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...from the state Department of Health and Social Services says tobacco remains among the state's top killers. It regularly takes more lives than suicide, motor vehicle crashes, alcohol abuse, homicide, HIV/AIDS and influenza combined.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
State
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide."When they start depending on smoking marijuana, I don't know how far they'd...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

...council to consider the ramifications of selling alcohol in a region that struggles with the disproportionate effects of alcohol abuse and ensuing violence, Bethel radio station KYUK reported.Corporation subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC is in the process...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/bethel-residents-urge-council-protest-l
State
The Teammate He Never Met

...Zavier, was 13 when Tom played his last minutes inside Lemon Creek for assault and domestic violence brought on by alcohol abuse. Thirteen was also the age Booth was first caught drinking alcohol by his own father.Zavier spent most of his growing...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-08/teammate-he-never-met
Sports
Pot is now legal

...leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide."When they start depending on smoking marijuana, I don't know how far they'd...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/pot-now-legal
State
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.When the federal government announced this month that it would allow American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...Nations address that too many reservations are plagued with high unemployment and dropout rates, rampant drug and alcohol abuse, and an epidemic of suicides.Congress needs to update laws and regulations on energy, taxation and education to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/state-indian-nations-speech-underlines-
State
Man gets 4 years for assaulting Coast Guard officer

...apologized for kicking the officer."That wasn't planned," he said.He also said he was looking forward to received alcohol abuse treatment. He said he was self-medicating with alcohol the night of the incident "like a fool.""I should have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/man-gets-4-years-assaulting-coast-guard
Local
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
Building on numbers: Identifying problems

...to solving these problems.Ciambor, a planner with the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, started researching and working to solve Juneau's housing problem with the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/building-numbers-identifying-problems
Local

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