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My Turn: Obamacare latest assault on Alaskans

...Alaskans to pay for services we either don't need or want. Many are ridiculous: Teetotalers' plans must cover substance abuse, a grandmother's plan must cover maternity care, and more. Inevitably, this increases Alaskans' premiums.Second...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/my-turn-obamacare-latest-assault-alas
Opinion
My Turn: 'Live United' and make a difference

...and communities improve their health by supporting our partners who provide access to healthcare services, reduce substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.Over the years, United Way has moved from simply a collector and distributor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-11/my-turn-live-united-and-make-differen
Opinion
NFL, Goodell dropped the ball in Rice case

...avoid jail time, Goodell suspended him for two games. This amount was half of the suspension time given for most substance-abuse cases and general off-field conduct cases that did not involve arrests.Even worse, the suspension seemed to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-10/nfl-goodell-dropped-ball-rice-case
Sports
Are you ready for some football? Here's a peek at the upcoming season

...games.Smith's nine-game suspension - four for substance abuse and five for personal conduct - comes at a time when...receiving yards, was suspended for at least 16 games for substance abuse while Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended only...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-03/are-you-ready-some-football-heres-peek
Sports
Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

...studies who's the author of the study.The study lauded Washington state for reserving money for more education and substance-abuse programs, for tracking the impact of legalization on youths and for a cost-benefit analysis that state officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-28/washington-state-lauded-cautious-approa
State
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...I had been looking at the problem of substance abuse in the wrong way.When we debate substance abuse in this country, we focus on the substance...amount of trauma in Alaska.Not all substance abuse is rooted in trauma, but much is. When...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion
Recovery: A lesson in purpose

...But I don't feel like I knew enough about it that I could recognize that it could happen to me."Love said her substance abuse started young, but it was in college and her subsequent years working in a bar when things got really out of hand...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/recovery-lesson-purpose
Local
Recovery: A lesson in perseverance

...was in survival mode and her substance abuse was a numbing agent.Despite...a glimpse of herself without substance abuse. She couldn't shake her insecurities...and joy in having overcome her substance abuse problems and the resulting obstacles...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/recovery-lesson-perseverance
Local
Recovery: A lesson in humility

...appeared: A side effect of her substance abuse was entering into unhealthy relationships...anything to do with the field of substance abuse. She wasn't interested in...related to mental health and substance abuse. For more on NCADD, visit ncaddjuneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-21/recovery-lesson-humility
Local
On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

...here, worked here, or had family here; more than half are or have been mentally ill; 96 percent have experienced substance abuse; 38 percent are veterans or have been in foster care; 60 percent are Native. Eighty-five percent are chronically...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/juneaus-streets-homeless-need-more-hug
Local

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