My Turn: In hard times, nobody can go it alone

...unintentionally cruel, but it can be beaten with friends that are intentionally kind, if you let them in. In Alaska, where alcoholism and drug addiction rates are high, the importance of friendship and being part of a caring community cannot be underestimated...
First comes housing

...homeless have homes, it's easier to tackle the problems that made them homeless in the first place - addiction, poverty, alcoholism or mental illness. Even from a purely economic perspective, it's something the average Juneau resident should get behind...
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...the time. It was undiagnosed bipolar."Wahl paused when asked if the disease led to other vices, such as alcoholism."Alcoholism is a coping mechanism that a lot of people with bipolar tend to use as a self-medication treatment," he...
Thank you from SERRC

...Bartlett Foundation, The Alaska Club, Perseverance Theatre, State of Alaska's - Alaska Mental Health Board Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Foreign Auto Repair ? your collective dedication to these youth goes a long way towards guiding them...
NCADD counselor: Alcoholism affects seniors, too

...counselor with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Juneau, joined...Alaska has a particularly high rate of alcoholism and drug use, and Mueller said that...Mueller said that when thinking about alcoholism, many people do not think of senior citizens...
Downtown dilemma: Many resources readily available to help alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease that can hit anyone, and the impacts of the...people in the United States either abuse alcohol or have alcoholism, a disease.What does alcoholism actually do?"What alcohol and drugs do, it does it to...
Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to hold winter meeting

The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold their winter meeting in Juneau...comments on issues related to mental health and/or alcoholism and drug abuse. Public comment will be held between...
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

...e-cigarettes if they're smoking, they'll say 'No' - they 'vape,'" Kristin Cox, with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, told the Assembly during a Monday presentation.The current iteration of the e-cigarette is the vape-pen...
Survey: Housing still top local issue

...November with the assembly to see how things are shaping up. Also at the assemblyKristin Cox, with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, expressed concern for e-cigarettes that burn a liquid nicotine, creating a vapor that is inhaled...
Pure Sole: Why girls run present."Barker discovered this at age 33.Before that she was a competitive runner who was also competing against alcoholism. She completed Hawaiian Ironman Triathlons, coached track and earned a master's degree. She also contemplated taking...


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