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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...
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...
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...
Letters to the Editor

Tax won't stop alcoholism; method using diet, nutrition would...problems we will never get a handle on alcoholism! The only thing this alcohol tax...Anyone truly interested in fighting alcoholism please call me at 283-3884 or 394-6024...
Naltrexone study extends to Juneau

...Medicine at Yale University. The study is funded through a five-year grant by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Office of Minority Health Research. The study began in Sitka in January and was expanded to Haines and Klukwan in...
Around the Peninsula

...gathering. All are welcome. Mental health, drube abuse groups meet The Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold their spring meeting Wednesday -- Friday, May 18 -- 20, at the Bidarka Inn, in Homer, with...
Well-traveled doctor retires after 44 years

...turned to more general things, like cancer and heart trouble and diabetes.'' James points to alcoholism as the biggest health problem today. Alcoholism has a lot more social problems attached to it and is most disruptive to families, especially...


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