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For those suffering, help is available

...Affective Disorder, said Dr. Kristie Sellers, director of Behavioral Health Services for Central Peninsula Hospital. It's...debilitating condition." Joe Cannava, deputy director of Behavioral Health at Peninsula Community Health Services, agreed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-06/for-those-suffering-help-is-availabl
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Heroin use on the rise on the Peninsula

...Hospital's Serenity House saw a "very rapid" shift in patients admitted during the year, said Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health. Serenity House, which tracks specific drugs patients have abused, saw a significant increase in heroin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-29/heroin-use-on-the-rise-on-the-penins
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Employers, locals deal with substance abuse

...Peninsula Hospital treat all demographics; no family is immune to substance abuse, said Dr. Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at the hospital. "We see folks with drug addictions who are in their 40s and 50s, people who are middle...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-25/employers-locals-deal-with-substance
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CPH announces new Chief Operating Officer

...executive team," Davis said in the release. Before his three years as CPH assistant administrator, Dammeyer was director of Behavioral Health for five years and, according to the release, he was "instrumental" in the growth of that program.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-09/cph-announces-new-chief-operating-of
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Fake pot not yet major problem on the Kenai

...this time, but we are being vigilant to ensure safety of our students," Dusek said. Kristie Sellers, the director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, said Spice has become mainstream amongst drug users, but is not yet part of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/103110/new_728848001.shtml
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Difficult discussion: Rate drops, but suicide remains a serious issue

...Hospital, in Soldotna, has received one of those grants annually for the past six years. Kristie Sellers, the director of behavioral health at the hospital, reported they received $405,000 in grant money for July 2010 through June 2011. The amount...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011611/new_770957838.shtml
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Prescription drug abuse rising

...Attention deficit disorder medications, such as Ritalin and Concerta, are abused as well, Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, said. Less common opioids -- psychoactive chemicals used to treat pain...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-22/prescription-drug-abuse-rising
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Survey: Teen marijuana use prevalent

...days. The survey is conducted by the state's Department of Health and Social Services. Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, works with the community's high-risk teens. About 75 percent of the adolescents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-30/survey-teen-marijuana-use-prevalent
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Peninsula meth use persists

...made an effort to reduce the number of secret meth labs on the Kenai Peninsula. However, Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, said meth abuse remains a significant problem in the area. An average of three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-12/peninsula-meth-use-persists
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Exposed: Community meth problem is brought to light

...the other way. "My body language shows them I'm a different person," she said. Matt Dammeyer is the director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital and director of the hospital's Serenity House Treatment Center. As the peninsula's...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100507/news_3262.shtml

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