Addiction, The Threat That Needs to be Taken More Seriously

As a country we have seen a long period of growth and prosperity. The advances we have made in both technology and medicine have helped not only increase longevity of life, but also quality. As a result, we saw a decrease in deaths around the United States for many years; but as of late, the… Read More

Aug 19

The Impact of Addiction on the Family

Have you ever heard someone say about you and a sibling, parent or child that you act in similar ways? Have your mannerisms ever been compared to a member of the family to which you are close and have been for years? Stephen Curry is an NBA star despite the absence of the daunting height… Read More

Aug 05

Staying Sober on Summer Days

Summer fun usually means long days, relaxing with friends and family. For a lot of people, relaxing on the beach, garden parties, pool parties and barbecues often involve ice cold alcoholic beverages. For those “on the wagon” the equation of fun and good times with alcohol can be uncomfortable to say the least. For many… Read More

Jul 21

Binge Drinking: Who said the older you get the less you drank?

Alcohol plays a very big role in our society. Almost everyone you encounter drinks or has drank in their lifetime. It is common to see this activity in young adults at college or later in their twenties. However, studies have shown lately that people are drinking more and more as they get older. Not only… Read More

Jul 07

Alaskan Gov’t Shutdown Crisis Barely Averted

In order for the federal government to continue funding each state throughout the country, legislation must be passed first. This writer claims no extensive knowledge of politics, but basically it seems to go like this… By the end of each fiscal year, something called an appropriations bill must be made into law. This bill is… Read More

Jul 01

Alaska Hands Out Drug Disposal Bags

Stop reading this and go look inside your medicine cabinet. Are there any prescription pills in there? What about in your nightstand? Did you hurt your ankle a while back, get prescribed hydrocodone, only take half of the refill and then leave them in the bottle on the shelf? Okay, that’s pretty specific, but here’s… Read More

Jun 18

Heroes on Heroin

One of the last people you would want to be abusing heavy drugs would be someone defending our nation. Yet it’s become apparent that not only are many members of the US military abusing drugs, they’re abusing heroin. A fair amount of evidence points toward this being true. First we’ll hear from a former Navy… Read More

Jun 04

The Last Frontier is among the First in Substance Abuse

When we think about the continental United States, it’s pretty easy to forget about Alaska. In most of our minds, it’s a distant land tucked away near Canada. However, most of us forget to realize that Alaska accounts for 17.5% of America’s land mass! It’s twice as big as Texas! It’s also the least densely… Read More

May 05

Trauma Can Lead to Addiction and Here’s How

There is a type of treatment growing in popularity called Trauma Informed Care, or TIC. It is designed specifically for those who have endured trauma in their lives and have been affected negatively. According to the Trauma Informed Care Project, the main goal of TIC is to provide “…physical, psychological and emotional safety… and rebuild… Read More

Apr 28

Anxiety May Be a Predictor of Alcohol Abuse

At some point in our lives we can all say that we have experienced some level of anxiety; whether it is a daily struggle or a rare occurrence, we have all felt that gut-wrenching feeling of doom. However, what differentiates us from one another are the ways we, as individuals, learn to cope with the… Read More

Apr 21