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Downtown dilemma: Community working together to help 'chronic inebriate' population

...also has a similar model."The concept is called harm reduction," Ciambor said. "It's targeting the homeless chronic inebriate population. Yes, they can drink in their room just like anybody who rents a room in the rest of the country. They...
Next steps to treat chronic inebriates coming

...begin a vulnerability index for Juneau's "homeless chronic inebriate" population in January.The coalition, which is...average of five interactions per day with the homeless chronic inebriate population - or 100 per month in the winter months...
My Turn: The importance of Housing First

...Borough of Juneau amounted to $128,414. Extrapolating these dollars over 12 months on Juneau's entire homeless/chronic inebriate population conservatively results in estimated costs of $1.4 million annually.These numbers make a very powerful...
Housing First project moving forward
First comes housing

...Dollar Murray" is a term that comes from a Malcolm Gladwell essay about homelessness. The essay featured a lovable chronic inebriate named Murray, who did well under supervision, but fell back into unhealthy habits without it, eventually dying...
Ordinance would ban booze for 'chronic inebriates'

...buying" - purchasing alcohol and giving it to a chronic inebriate. The measure has been discussed for a year by city...they are because we have no way of telling who is a chronic inebriate and who isn't," she said. Under the ordinance...
Anchorage center to commit alcoholics for detox

...Center, told The Anchorage Daily News in a story published Monday. "This is not an attempt to incarcerate the chronic inebriate," Heffle said. Police said alcohol caused or contributed to four of the eight homeless deaths this spring and...
Program targets chronic inebriates of Fairbanks

...might not be the last if a group trying to help a population of severe alcoholics in Fairbanks has its way. The Chronic Inebriate Program Task Group is touting involuntary commitments to alcoholism treatment as one tool in the effort against the...
Fairbanks group works to implement forced treatment for alcoholics

...the individuals are a danger to themselves or others, or are incapacitated because of drug or alcohol use. The Chronic Inebriate Program Task Group, whose mission is to move chronic inebriates off the street and into treatment, recruited the...
Downtown dilemma: Impacts of chronic drinkers a fact of life for downtown merchants

...Most of the people at the Glory Hole come to us and use us as a stepping stone to get back on their feet, but the chronic inebriate folks have been here for many, many, many years," said Lovishchuk. Back outside, inebriates wander the streets...


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