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More kids kept in state for mental health treatment

...linking families to community help, such as an in-home worker, said Brita Bishop, a state children's behavioral health specialist. Bishop starts a new job July 9 as the state's Bring the Kids Home project's first full-time coordinator...
The more things change the more they stay the same

...special language only they can understand. The bill would "authorize grants for telemedicine that could help behavioral health specialists connect with troubled teens and it would increase the number of federal grants for American Indians to study...
Anchorage center to commit alcoholics for detox

...happening in Anchorage in recent years because there are a lack of detox beds for them, said Steven King, behavioral health specialist with the Department of Health and Social Services. A bed needs to be ready and waiting before a person can...
Detox Dilemma

...for out-patient therapy through a program called Bring The Kids Home, said Bradley Grigg, children's behavioral health specialist with the Department of Health and Social Services. Grigg said he met with Bartlett executives recently about...
Rise of Heroin

...Oxycontin, a much-abused painkiller whose opiatelike effects are similar to heroin's, said Viki Wells, behavioral health specialist with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Today's addicts are not always stereotypical junkies...


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