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Book Review: And West is West

...her parents couldn't tell her.It always seemed as though Jessica Aldridge was running.She ran away from her mother's alcoholism as a child. She ran away from family as a teen. She ran to the Air Force, where she became a highly-trained drone pilot...
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Display of remorse follows display of agony

...said one caused him particular pain: sobriety. "Since I was about 11 years old I've dealt with drug-abuse problems, alcoholism," Massera said. "Being clean, you really have to feel your feelings. For a guy who hasn't done that in that in a long...
Race isn't worth fighting over, I found out long ago

...race a couple of times. Let me explain.In the early 1970s, the Navy was big on social issues such as race relations, alcoholism, drug abuse and the like. The campaign was the work of one man, the new chief of naval operations, Elmo Zumwalt Jr...
What others say: Governor makes good picks to craft state marijuana policy

...and rural communities. Loren Jones is a Juneau Borough Assembly member who has served as director of the state Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Peter Mlynarik is Soldotna's chief of police. And Mark Springer sits on the Bethel City Council. All...
Time for change in Alaska

Rape, domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, fetal brain damage from alcohol, and alcoholism: for more than 40 years Alaska has the highest rates in the nation. A recent survey of Alaskan women found one in three had been...
Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

...Monieque Essig of Soldotna is currently uninsured. She said she has been unemployed for three years due to problems such as alcoholism, bipolar disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She goes to mental health sessions given by the non-profit...
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion is a good deal for Alaskans

...cover adults without children. And Medicaid Expansion requires mental health coverage parity - so we will receive needed alcoholism, drug and mental health treatment funds the state now covers. That saves us money, saves families agony, puts fewer children...
Life experience would make for a better juror

...all have been part of my family dynamic. I am not afraid to share that there was a dark side in my family. There has been alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide, and nearly everyone has had cancer. It's a rich history to be sure, and yes, I'm writing...
People arrested for DUIs high blood alcohol levels

...the workplace of functional alcoholics. She believes this attitude of widespread denial contributes to the high rates of alcoholism in the state. Treatment counselors believe a DUI arrest is the start of saying something is wrong.This year, five deaths...
What others say: Legislature must make the most of limited resource

...long-lasting impact.Too few high school students graduate on time, and many that do aren't prepared for the rigors of college. Alcoholism and domestic violence still plague communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, and energy costs in rural Alaska grow more expensive...


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