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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...
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...
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...
Movie review: 'Flight' crashes after takeoff

...This proves easier said than done, and that's when you realize that this is not a movie about flying or pilots, but about alcoholism, replete with AA meetings, sponsors, sincere attempts at sobriety, relapses, and redemptions. To be sure, this is worthy...
Arts & Entertainment
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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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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