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Display of remorse follows display of agony

...brought him, Massera 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...
Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...far this year. Kenai Sgt. Ben Langham said the solution to getting a handle on heroin abuse will be multi-faceted. Drug abuse education through programs like DARE is always important, he said. Working to target the avenues through which heroin...
What others say: Governor makes good picks to craft state marijuana policy

...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 three will...
Race isn't worth fighting over, I found out long ago

...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., and he...
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

...combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes - could open doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under certain conditions...
Cal Thomas: Who needs an Ebola czar?

...presidents appointed several czars. Ronald Reagan named just one, a drug czar. He was Carlton Turner, director of the Drug Abuse Policy Office. How well that worked can be seen in the increasing numbers of states, and the District of Columbia...
Voices of Alaska: Scientists who know say 'no'

...evidence. My guide through the scientific literature was Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Earlier this year, Dr. Volkow published a peer-reviewed paper about the health effects of marijuana...
Micciche, Treider compete for Senate seat

...isn't shown to Alaskans in general. We have a lot of quality of life issues we are dealing with now like crime fueled by drug abuse. Hardly anything has been done to facilitate drug treatment on a statewide level."Treider said he was disappointed...
Welles: Legalized marijuana would hurt Alaska

...and taxing marijuana."In Colorado an attorney friend tells me non-violent crime is accelerating. Here in Alaska drug abuse is already epidemic even without legalization! Take the September 26-27 edition of the Clarion's article, "Nikiski...
Elementary students complete D.A.R.E. program

One hundred-fifty fifth-graders walked across the stage to receive their diplomas after completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education course Friday at Soldotna High School.Prior to graduation, students from Redoubt Elementary School...


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