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

...wrong way.When we debate substance abuse in this country, we focus on the 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...

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

...mother of three when things spiraled out of control, but trauma struck young and her attempts to find some kind of escape with substances began at age 13.Nelson grew up in Southeast Alaska, mostly in Ketchikan. Her father was a logger and raised his family...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/recovery-lesson-perseverance
Local
Empire Editorial: Addiction is much closer to home than you may think

...Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Sandy Beach.What: Free food, live music, open mic, dunk tank, special guest speakers.Details: Free, family-friendly and open to the public. No alcohol, smoking or other substances.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-22/empire-editorial-addiction-much-close
Opinion
Man gets six years for drug-related shooting at Coho Apartments

...slapped Depasquale with eight felonies, and he pleaded guilty to two of them (attempted misconduct involving controlled substances in the second degree and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree) in accordance with a plea deal.Assistant District...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-20/man-gets-six-years-drug-related-shootin
Local
JPD seizes drugs from Fritz Cove home

...the house approximately 15 minutes into the search and was arrested on 12 felony counts of misconduct involving controlled substances for possession and possession with intent to deliver, police said.Fisher was transported to the Lemon Creek Correctional...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/jpd-seizes-drugs-fritz-cove-home
Local
SEARHC commends Rainforest Recovery Center for becoming tobacco-free

...substance use disorders are disproportionately impacted by tobacco. Nationally, over 80 percent of people addicted to other substances also use tobacco. Over 75 percent of those in substance abuse facilities indicate that they want to quit using tobacco...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-22/searhc-commends-rainforest-recovery
Neighbors
Alex Rodriguez deserves no one's support, needs to quit playing the victim

...Saturday, there had been no life sentence for major league baseball players found guilty of using performance-enhancing substances.But baseball was more than willing to set a precedent in Alex Rodriguez's case.He is done now. All but dead as far...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-14/alex-rodriguez-deserves-no-ones-suppor
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...wild places around the world, worked as a CIA agent, co-founded The Paris Review and was a pioneer user of psychedelic substances before evolving into a student of Buddhism and a Zen priest. The subjects of his books vary widely, but most revolve around...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/beaten-path-journeys-we-make
Outdoors
Canine officer joins Nome Police Department

...the odors she can detect," said Timm.Icon can detect less than a gram of narcotics, even if the drug is cut with other substances such as brown sugar or baking soda."It doesn't matter," said Timm. "If there's a scent of it, she'll be able...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09/canine-officer-joins-nome-police-depart
State
My Turn: Marijuana and the developing human brain

...marijuana (a long chemical name with the initials THC) works by binding with receptors in the brain, shutting out natural substances in the body. They knew marijuana affected adolescent brains, but didn't yet know precisely what the changes were.Scientists...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/marijuana-and-developing-human-brain
Opinion

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