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What others say: Conversation about alcohol abuse, DUI issues overdue

...have done so themselves - more than one in 10 Alaskans have been convicted of driving under the influence. The reason alcohol abuse and DUI persist as widespread societal problems - beyond the physiological mechanism of addiction - is that they're...
Concern raised with direction of regulatory board

...inappropriate.Cote wrote that while the departments of health and public safety are spending millions of dollars to fight alcohol abuse through prevention, education and enforcement, the commerce department "is essentially working hard to promote it...
What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws

...small businesses. Distilleries shouldn't be held to a different standard than the state's wineries and breweries.Alcohol abuse is a valid concern in Alaska, but our distilleries aren't mass-producing $8 bottles of R&R whiskey. They're...
Change in blood alcohol limits will have other costs

...must say it is hard to see justice served in .03 doses. At what cost will this change affect the real problems with alcohol abuse? If you think our courts are clogged and burdened with today's load what will a 15, 20, 25 percent increase of...
Teen assault stuns community

...prevention project looked at how adult alcohol abuse can cause adverse childhood experiences...drinking, which causes adult alcohol abuse, and so on, perpetuating a cycle...filled in and identify the issue of alcohol abuse and the cycle it creates; variables...
Study: Area healthier, living well, but cancer care needed

...with a mental health diagnosis. "Mental health and substance abuse findings for adults suggest that depression and alcohol abuse are somewhat prevalent," the study reported. "However, the findings for youth suggest that interventions to address...
Sinking and unseen

...say, 'Oh, look, they're homeless.' They're just part of our community that are overlooked." Children flee alcohol abuse at home and have no where else to go. Adults get sick and cannot afford the medical bills. Families living paycheck...
Movie review: 'Flight' crashes after takeoff

...and trippy soliloquies from cancer patients. Zemeckis obviously wants to tell a cautionary tale about the dangers of alcohol abuse, but, being Zemeckis, he can't resist a zany character and a great soundtrack. The result is possibly the most...
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Reader questions priorities

...Click-it-or-ticket. Highest crime rate in the United States? Rape? Murder? Click-it-or-ticket! Child abuse? Drug and alcohol abuse? Spouse abuse? But click-it-or-ticket! Kids on bikes and 4-wheelers and dirt bikes without helmets. You...
Leman announces bid for Republican Lt. Gov post

...Leman said his priorities are fiscal discipline, school accountability and parental choice, combating drug and alcohol abuse and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Leman has served 13 years in the Alaska Legislature...


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