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My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...substance. We have a "War on Drugs," a war on substances we deem harmful.But the issue more often is the person.Self-medication - the abuse side of the equation - is rampant in this country, and particularly prevalent in Alaska. Whether you...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...vices, such as alcoholism."Alcoholism is a coping mechanism that a lot of people with bipolar tend to use as a self-medication treatment," he said, "because they don't want to have to deal with the stigma of getting it diagnosed with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-17/boxing-coach-dodges-assault-charge
Local
Opinion: Truth exposed: We haven't done enough for combat veterans

...pressure to keep their dark secrets from society spawns anger, depression and nightmares that in turn can lead to self-medication with alcohol or drugs.Fortunately, there are a few psychological pioneers in this field. Edwards Tick is the director...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-02/opinion-truth-exposed-we-havent-done-
Opinion
Standing up for the mentally ill, when the government won't

...Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorder. Untreated, mentally ill adults spiral into unemployment, self medication, crime, and suicide. However, with treatment they can contribute positively to our community. It embarrasses...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071307/let_20070713030.shtml
Opinion
Recovery Month events

...a documentary by actor Joe Pantoliano shedding light on the stigma related to bipolar disorder, depression, self-medication and other aspects of mental illness. Sept. 21: "Life Support" starring Queen Latifah in a true-life drama...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-09-01/recovery-month-events
Art
Mental health awareness rally today at Capitol

...situation considerably because then you have a situation of dual diagnosis or the use of substances in the terms of self-medication," Hozid said. The good news is that there continue to be significant advancements in the mental health field...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101008/loc_342463399.shtml
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