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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage methadone clinic is turning people away as they wait for the state to send its grant award notice for the coming fiscal year.
As suicide conference opens, lecturers stress attention to roots of problem"On the first day of a two-day conference sponsored by the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and Division of Behavioral Health, keynote speakers discussed what they called "adverse childhood experiences" and their impact.Shirley...
It takes a village

...message echoed by many presenters at a conference sponsored by the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and Division of Behavioral Health focused on breaking the link between trauma and suicide. "What can we do ... to break the link?" asked...
Local woman honored for her statewide work

A Juneau woman was recognized by her peers in May for her work in the behavioral health field.
Group pushes fix for Interior mental health system

FAIRBANKS - Social-service organizations in Alaska's interior are banding together to push for an overhaul of the region's patchwork mental-health system, which some say is broken.
Urquhart, Lewis wed

Urquhart, Lewis wed Devon Urquhart and Treyvor Lewis married June 28, 2011 at the Shrine of St. Therese, the same location the bride's parents married more than 30 years ago. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Judy Urquhart of Juneau.
Fairbanks health center to file for bankruptcy

FAIRBANKS - The board of a nonprofit regional community health center that provides mental health services in Fairbanks has decided to file for bankruptcy.
Funds restored for drug, alcohol program

...80,000 grant, enough to keep it running for the next 10 months, said Bill Hogan, director of the state Division of Behavioral Health. About $355,000 of the state funding for ASAP, which was about $1.5 million last fiscal year, was...
Alaska's impaired driving rates improve; still a problem

Alaska was among a dozen states that saw a significant drop in drunken driving, and one of seven with a significant drop in drugged driving, according to national survey data from 2002 to 2005 and from 2006 to 2009, according to state officials.
State reopens detox program at Anchorage center

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Division of Behavioral Health has reopened the detox program at the Clitheroe treatment center in Anchorage after it closed in May. The Salvation Army's Clitheroe...
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