On November 5, Exchange asked: what can Alaska’s health, court, and law enforcement agencies do to help people get treatment instead of jail time?
Presenters link mental health and wellness in the Arctic to broader goals like economic development and the future of the circumpolar north.
Some of the nonprofit and charity groups are asking for a portion of NSEDC’s annual community benefit share; others want a permanent place in the city’s ledger.
Nome could soon be home to an intensive treatment facility for those struggling with addiction and substance abuse.
Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.
Running for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat, Dunbar says changes are needed in the criminal justice system — especially in what he sees as the overreach of federal drug laws.
“My choice, my future”—that was the recurrent phrase at yesterday’s pep rally at Nome Beltz Jr./Sr. High School, which launched a campaign to focus on young people’s healthy choices.
Tune in Friday from 10am-11am for a special presentation on synthetic drugs: spice, k2, bath salts, etc. Join a panel of professionals from the Bering Straits region who are coordinating a response to synthetic substance abuse.
In Tuesday’s news: The Nome City Council discusses the city’s stance on upcoming Coastal Management ballot initiative; Alaska legislature moves alcohol regulation to Department of Commerce;…
Nome Public Schools offering reward for information on break in at Nome Beltz; Nome School Board passes 2013 budget, requesting an additional $906,000 from city; Liitfik is planned name of NSHC’s wellness center, offering detox and substance abuse treatment; Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum to reevaluate whether artifacts found at Snake River Sand Spit from a camp or village.