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My Turn: In hard times, nobody can go it alone can be beaten with friends that are intentionally kind, if you let them in. In Alaska, where alcoholism and drug addiction rates are high, the importance of friendship and being part of a caring community cannot be underestimated.My life...
Pure Sole: Running is hard

...about the world.Since that time, I have been a participant in running. The reasons have been many: narcissism, drug addiction, failed relationships, death, depression, training, sight seeing, etc. Running became a healer, a guru, a...
Oxy ring leaders sentenced in federal court

...the five years the conspiracy was active. Given Juneau's small population, it ravaged the community by fueling drug addiction, prosecutors and DEA agents said."This multi-million dollar enterprise submerged Juneau in a sea of addiction...
Hospital employees accuse supervisor of assault

...and John Heritscko worked for Rainforest Recovery Center, a BRH facility that helps people with substance abuse and drug addiction. They filed a police report against their supervisor, Charles Mike Huelsman, prompting a police investigation...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...but it wasn't long ago he was the one behind bars.A self-described pill-taker, Mundy said he struggled with drug addiction and landed up in Lemon Creek for 80 days on a drug-related offense. Upon his release, he said he felt alienated...
Front Street Clinic's future in question

...respiratory diseases, seizures and traumatic brain injuries. Another important role of the clinic is treating drug addictions, she said. In the past fiscal year, the clinic had more than 2,300 patient visits.Brewster said she won't be...
Deemed danger to society, convicted burglar gets 13 years to serve

...embarrassed of all these things that I have done to each and every one of you," he said to the crowd, adding that his drug addiction was not an excuse but should help them understand his mental state at the time.He extended a personal apology to Ziegenfuss...
Woman sentenced to two years in meth case

...the community.When given an opportunity to speak, Hartsock apologized and told the judge she has completed the drug addiction treatment program at the jail since she's been incarcerated.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263...
My Turn: Too big to jail?

...of themselves, do they not?? Weglarz, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the area of drug addiction treatment and mental health. He lives in Auke Bay.
Suspected drug mule pleads guilty to felony

...awaits her sentencing hearing.Beck's attorney Kevin Higgins told the court that his client has struggled with drug addiction and will be seeking treatment.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire...


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