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Channel 2 NewsAnchorage police are seeing a growing trend in heroin use, and say heroin-related deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in recent years. According to Sgt. Kathy Lacey, heroin is becoming the drug of choice for more young people -- with the average age of...
Tags: Heroin, Drug Trafficking, Substance Abuse
Channel 2 NewsA family from Chugiak is detailing the struggle they've had battling with "bath salts" -- the synthetic cocaine that Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is proposing to outlaw in Anchorage. Becky Wickberg called Channel 2 News desperate to get the word out...
Channel 2 NewsThis is the first in a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. Reporter Rhonda McBride begins with a look at a prostitution ring in Anchorage, provided by a woman who was a part of it. Prostitution is not an easy subject...
Channel 2 NewsThis is the fourth in a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. In this part, reporter Rhonda McBride visits Anchorage’s McLaughlin Youth Center to hear girls’ accounts of exploitation and abuse. The girls of...
Almost three years ago, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council began a social and business experiment in Mountain View. It started with a diner and a small circle of men, caught in a cycle of crime and addiction. For them, the bottom line is about turning their...
Tags: Alaska, California, Substance Abuse, Gang Activity, Employees
I tried your steps And stumbled down your stairs My only problem with drugs Is that they always run out These lyrics are from "The Problem With Drugs" by The Popular Mechanics, a Replacements-meets-Steve-Earle quartet. But the band does not exist...
Tags: Literature, Book, Behavioral Conditions, Music, Substance Abuse
Re "Felons allowed to help addicts, a report finds," May 14 The fact that addiction counselors in California who are sex offenders and other types of felons are allowed to provide addiction treatment is just the tip of the iceberg in a fundamentally...
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream. I found the Addiction Bistro...
Tags: Father's Day, Lifestyle and Leisure, Chicken, Mustard, Ice Cream
California's lax rules governing who can work as substance abuse counselors have allowed sex offenders and other felons to treat addicts with little to no scrutiny by the state, according to a report by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes released...
Rabies prevention The Department of Health offers information on how to prevent the spread of rabies and what to do in the event of exposure. Rabies is most often seen in raccoons, bats, foxes and skunks. Information: 410-222-7168 or visit aahealth.org....
Daily American Staff WriterClandestine methamphetamine labs are becoming an increasing problem in Somerset County because addicts are willing to chance making the drugs — a process that creates dangers for first-responders and the general public. “It’s a...
Describing to the court on Monday what he was thinking on Aug. 6 as a robber held a gun to his head, a Lower Nazareth Township pharmacist got only as far as his family before he burst into tears and was unable to continue. "First and foremost, I remember...
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