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Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...silence with lifelong trauma and stigma. We work hard to educate our children on the dangers of smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, and other threats, but we rarely address the crime of child abuse, a crime that thrives on silence and manipulation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...climb in pharmacy robberies, and started finding Percocet and OxyContin during routine marijuana busts.As prescription drug abuse rose, so, too, did crackdowns aimed at shutting down pill mills and increasing tracking of prescriptions and pharmacy-hopping...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-misery-u
State
JPD seized $2M worth of drugs last year

...Department on Thursday released its drug interdiction figures for 2013, painting a clearer picture of the latest trends in drug abuse and addiction troubling the capital city.The numbers show the amount of heroin seized decreased slightly after it...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-17/jpd-seized-2m-worth-drugs-last-year
Local
Alcohol, drug abuse cost Alaska's economy $1.2 B in 2010

Alcohol and drug abuse took a heavy toll on Alaska's economy...the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Board, and the...for 2010 attributable to alcohol and drug abuse was $1.2 billion.Costs by category...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-28/alcohol-drug-abuse-cost-alaskas-economy
State
Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to hold winter meeting

...Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold their winter meeting in Juneau on Monday...issues related to mental health and/or alcoholism and drug abuse. Public comment will be held between 5:30 p.m...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-02-26-2
Neighbors
Today In Sports History

...Los Angeles Dodgers, Jeff Leonard of the San Francisco Giants and Dale Berra of the New York Yankees for one year for drug abuse. After conditions are met the suspensions are reduced.1987 - Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn calls his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-28/today-sports-history
Sports
Racy content earns Gold Town film NC-17 rating

...be based on "violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider...given the "violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse" the MPAA must consider for an NC-17, that an NC-17...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-28/racy-content-earns-gold-town-film-nc-17-r
Art
Center addresses prescription drug abuse

...have gone to rehab for prescription drug abuse in the past few years. She said she never really heard about prescription drug abuse her freshman and sophomore years...themselves noticing a rise in prescription drug abuse by students, staff at the center...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051408/loc_278902018.shtml
Empire editorial: Juneau School Board made the right move

...for taking a stand against teenage drug abuse. The board voted unanimously Tuesday...community to support this cause. Drug abuse in schools has been discussed for...first battle, but the war against drug abuse among teens is far from over. Students...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082009/opi_483649462.shtml
Mental Health Board and advisory panel meets in Juneau

...Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold its winter meeting in Juneau from Feb. 21...issues related to mental health and /or alcoholism and drug abuse. Public comment will be held between 4:30 p.m...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/reg_787323016.shtml
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