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Five juvenile escapees indicted on 15 felony charges

...said. "(The employees) help the juveniles continue education, develop job skills and in some cases counsel on substance abuse and anger management."The Kenai facility, built in 2003, is the newest of the eight juvenile detention centers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-23/five-juvenile-escapees-indicted-15-felo
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/assembly-silent-pot-shops
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/teacher-feels-ostracized-pot-confession
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/repeat-sex-offender-gets-15-years
Local
What places that legalized pot need to know

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/what-places-legalized-pot-need-know
State
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...insurance. 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-reflecting-two-nights-call
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/program-offers-inmates-skills-outside-s
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-04/commentary-marching-stoned-lemmings-s
Opinion
AFN 2014: Plea for help

...state of mental health care and substance abuse in rural villages. The discussion...Young, R-Alaska. "When this substance (abuse) stuff takes over, it's...of it goes right back to the substance abuse," she said. "We can help a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/plea-help
State

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