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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...
What others say: Crackdown on synthetic drugs will help combat substance abuse

...government law enforcement effort against drug abuse say the "war" has been a costly...government clearly has a role in reducing drug abuse, as demonstrated by the ever-evolving...according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is sold under such labels as...
Prescription drug abuse rising

...they're buying it. Prescription drug abuse in the central Kenai Peninsula area...strong connection between all types of drug abuse and burglary or theft. The majority...method," he said. Prescription drug abuse is wide spread, but it's filtered...
Proactive steps needed to combat area prescription drug abuse

...for our community and prescription drug abuse. It is not that we don't know...against the rising tide of prescription drug abuse. The key, as always, is education...look the other way, prescription drug abuse is a reality and we must engage in...
Serenity House screens documentary on recovery and addiction will learn about the 23.5 million people in America living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug abuse and the stigma associated with addiction. "When I saw the trailer I got really excited," said Serenity House chemical...
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...
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...
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...
Students DARE to just say no

...Fifth-grade students from Martine Dikes, Renee Christensen and Rebecca Walker's class at Mountain View graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Thursday at a ceremony in the Kenai school gym.DARE instructor Alex Prins, an officer...


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