Assembly silent on pot shops

...on the ballot measure. Although Jones is one of the more liberal members of the Assembly, he spent his career in substance abuse prevention and treatment."With legalization, it's too easy to get things into the hands of those who shouldn't...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...the first increase in 2003, CBJ tobacco tax revenue has been specified for service and wellness programs related to substance abuse and tobacco cessation efforts. While the recommendation to use proceeds from smokers to help other smokers quit is...
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...smoking," she said. Lee is pro-legalization and has witnessed through work in the mental health field many cases of substance abuse and addiction.Transparency, according to Lee, is the most important quality of an educator. She referenced teachers...
Repeat sex offender gets 15 years

...out of the van.Kemp said over the years, the court system has tried to rehabilitate Willard through alcohol and substance abuse treatment and mental health screening. Those attempts have failed, she said, arguing for Willard to receive...
What places that legalized pot need to know include state-specific data. Both states have seen increased marijuana-related admissions to hospitals and substance abuse treatment facilities, but marijuana remains a small fraction of admissions.PEOPLE STILL DRINKSome wondered whether...
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call Other Alaskans that I have cared for include new mothers who have a history of, or currently struggle with, substance abuse. These women get stabilized during their pregnancy and are treated only to find themselves ineligible for Denali...
Program offers inmates skills for outside success

...prison orchestra."Part of it was luck, and part of it was choices," she said.Burkhart's story was similar: Substance abuse and bad decisions steered her toward numerous prison stints."I knew I had to completely change my surroundings...
Commentary: Marching like stoned lemmings to the sea

...for voters is: How does Ballot Measure 2 make our state and communities better?Alaska already has high rates of substance abuse and low high school graduation rates. Legalizing the sale of marijuana will only add to those problems and in all...
First time for a third party

...offer a viable alternative."Before joining the Constitution party, Myers, a Haines-based mental health and substance abuse counselor, was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. Before that, he was a member of the Libertarian party...
Verizon's HopeLine helps Alaska DV victims

...domestic violence, Tabachnick explained. There may be police involvement, court involvement, compliance hearings, substance abuse programs or other services that may play a role in the "full picture of accountability."The program involves working...


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