Recovery: A lesson in purpose

...pedophile and her mother, of Aleut heritage, was autistic. Love said many of her mother's relatives had died because of alcoholism, suicide and other alcohol-related issues."I heard facts, knew that it was hereditary, that it was a disease," she...
Empire Editorial: Addiction is much closer to home than you may think the person you're thinking about; it could be you. Get help. Check out these local resources: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Juneau Affiliate: Recovery Center - A Program of Bartlett...
Celebrating success over addiction

...wanted to start doing activities and raising awareness in the Juneau community," said Kathryn Chapman, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence executive director, who is herself in recovery.The Juneau Recovery Community, as they've dubbed...
Recovery: A lesson in humility

...Mental Health-Juneau, and about a year ago became the executive director of the Juneau branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Before recovery, she hadn't wanted anything to do with the field of substance abuse. She wasn't...
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...
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...
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...
'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...


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