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Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

...bit."The disclosure was the latest chapter in Sheen's headline-seizing history. In recent years, drug and alcohol abuse led to his being kicked off CBS' hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" in 2011, where he played a womanizing bachelor...
Nation and World
Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

...which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed.Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But...
Nation and World
Empire Editorial: On Election Day, these candidates deserve your vote

...of Alaska Southeast, Nankervis impressed us. He's committed to addressing Juneau's housing shortage, believes alcohol abuse to be public enemy No. 1, and acknowledges that legalized marijuana and the commercial sale of it will be easier...
Don't get drunk: advice college kids may not get from docs

...researcher Ralph Hingson of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism said it's possible participants didn't...past month.According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is linked with nearly 2,000...
Nation and World
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...we face some of the most basic and fundamental obstacles: high energy and food costs, extreme poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, limited access to basic goods and services like medical care, internet and even running water. At a time when...
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.
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...
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...


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