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Anchorage center to commit alcoholics for detox

...could end up saving money in the long run. "We spend $4 million of Anchorage taxpayer dollars on the 100 most chronic public inebriates," Ellis said. "The status quo isn't working when people are dying on the streets. We've got to try...
Anchorage mayor giving new attention to homeless alcoholics

...Monday he plans to hire a new executive staff member within a couple of weeks. The staff member will focus on chronic public inebriates. The position is in addition to a homeless service coordinator. Sullivan wants the city to shut down a homeless...
Salvation Army treats Anchorage alcoholics

...attempt to prevent the deaths of homeless alcoholics in Anchorage. The Salvation Army says there are about 400 chronic public inebriates in the city, but about 10 percent account for 90 percent of the public costs.
Anchorage battles chronic inebriates

...seen the same people four and five times in a shift. Anchorage's longtime problem with what the city terms "chronic public inebriates" returned to the forefront of public debate earlier this year after 13 people - twelve men and one woman...


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