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What others say: Sens. Coghill, Ellis bridging partisan divide to find solutions

...states such as Texas deal with problems akin to Alaska's, to a fair degree of success. Emphasizing reforms such as drug treatment and mental health programs, as well as other alternatives to prison, the trust says the reforms in Texas have not...
Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...state's late budget and new accounting program. Almost all grants had been given out by this time last year. Narcotic Drug Treatment Center Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Stukey says the clinic isn't admitting patients, including priority...
State leaders listen to Peninsula's crime problem

...District O, said he was disappointed Gov. Parnell decided against expanding Medicaid because that funding could go to drug treatment programs. Micciche said he felt first time drug offenders don't belong in prison and would like to see first time...
Town hall meeting with trooper leadership Saturday in Kenai

...accommodate the growing population on the Kenai Peninsula. He said he is interested to hear if more funding toward drug treatment programs could help the problem. The recent thefts in Nikiski and Kasilof have demonstrated the peninsula has a big...
Bon Jovi guitarist hopes new song helps addicts

...difference because this epidemic has to stop."Lighthouse" will be sold on iTunes, with proceeds going toward a drug treatment facility envisioned for the region, Sambora said.Backed by a children's choir, Sambora also performed the Bill...
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Visiting police chief offers support for legal pot

...percent for marijuana. "That is a lot of time and effort that could be spent going after heroin users," he said. Drug treatment programs have also seen a strain a high number of marijuana users being court ordered for counseling, which takes...
Micciche, Treider compete for Senate seat 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 by Gov. Sean Parnell's decision not to expand Medicaid...
Debate over Prop. 2 enters final days

...has failed and as a result the rates of addiction are high, jails are overcrowded and many people cannot get the drug treatment they need. "Treatment works and there are millions of people in this world living in long-term recovery," she...
Woman arraigned in forging prescription case

...Fred Meyer and Walmart, according to the indictment. The defense requested an additional condition of mandatory drug treatment. "It's a substance abuse problem," Landry said. "We would like to get her in treatment." Scot Leaders...
Fibromyalgia support group offers information

...aggressive treatment for flare ups. "I prefer a more proactive population than the ones sticking with the latest greatest drug treatments." Grimm said her main focus for the support group is to provide a place where fibromyalgia patients can be free...


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