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Serenity House screens documentary on recovery and addiction

...help them figure out what's a menu, help them develop that skill." Graves and CPH Behavior Health Director Dr. Kristie Sellers said they hoped the documentary would change the way people think about their friends, neighbors and people in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-11/serenity-house-screens-documentary-o
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Heroin use on the rise on the Peninsula

...Central 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...

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

...employees at Central 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-25/employers-locals-deal-with-substance
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Fake pot not yet major problem on the Kenai

...incidences in the schools at 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...

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

...Alaska. Central Peninsula 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...

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

...according to authorities. 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-22/prescription-drug-abuse-rising
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For those suffering, help is available

...gets colder and winter drags on. Often, those feelings could be part of Seasonal Affective Disorder, said Dr. Kristie Sellers, director of Behavioral Health Services for Central Peninsula Hospital. It's a branch of depression that affects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-06/for-those-suffering-help-is-availabl
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Survey: Teen marijuana use prevalent

...or more of the past 30 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...

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

...the narcotics unit has 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-12/peninsula-meth-use-persists
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Strengthening the ties that bind

...presuppose that anyone is having difficulties, it just aims to strengthen a family, and have fun while doing it," said Kristie Sellers, PhD, in regard to the Strengthening Families Program, offered jointly through Central Peninsula Hospital and the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021108/news_4194.shtml
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