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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

...leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide."When they start depending on smoking marijuana, I don't know how far they'd...
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...
Peter Micciche: People come before politics

...long-term, statewide energy plan. Primary social issues include solving problems related to suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, and crime. A constructive discussion must also begin regarding a path forward...
Micciche, Treider compete for Senate seat an important point of emphasis for the state, Treider said the social issues like domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and suicide also need to be addressed. "Whenever the oil and gas industry sneezes the legislature shows up with a...
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...
Borough must open eyes to animal abuse, neglect

...there at 30 below. What people do not get is when there is animal abuse and neglect it goes hand in hand with drug/alcohol abuse domestic violence, child abuse and or neglect. Where you find one issue you're bound to find another. Turning...
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...
Micciche, Treider face off for Senate District O issue, we must also face our higher-than-acceptable negative demographics associated with suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and accidental death," he wrote. Whether SB21 can solve the all of the problems...
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...
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...


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