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Proposed budget would cut programs funded by Anchorage’s alcohol tax, but the Assembly is ready to make amendments

November 24th, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s proposed budget is calling for changes to the alcoholic beverages retail sales tax program, including a more than $1.2 million cut from the child abuse, […]

What if a colleague has an alcohol problem…?

November 17th, 2021

Alison (not her real name) was just 14 years old when she first started drinking. “It was part of my life,” she says. “I always had alcohol around me from […]

Advocates for Anchorage’s alcohol tax criticize Bronson’s proposal to change to how the money is spent

November 12th, 2021

Jennifer Pierce, a mental health clinician for Anchorage Fire Department’s Mobile Crisis Team, walks along 15th Avenue with a woman who appeared to be in emotional distress on October 1, […]

An Ex-Drinker’s Search for a Sober Buzz

October 25th, 2021

Just inside the Athletic Brewing Company’s headquarters, in Stratford, Connecticut, there is a long wooden bar with a selection of non-alcoholic craft beers on tap. When I visited the brewery […]

Recovery Diaries: Catherine (39): 4 Years in Recovery

October 19th, 2021

I started experimenting with alcohol when I was 13. Unlike most teenagers who start with beer or wine, I went straight to the hard stuff: vodka. I’d sneak sips out […]

Alcohol Is the Breast Cancer Risk No One Wants to Talk About

October 17th, 2021

AS OCTOBER USHERS in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the social media campaign Drink Less for Your Breasts stands out like a red flag against a cheerful tide of pink ribbons, especially the […]

Difference Between Addiction and Dependence

September 15th, 2021

Most people think they know what substance misuse looks like. Maybe it’s an uncle who drinks so much at family gatherings that he stumbles around and tells inappropriate jokes. Or […]

How to Successfully Cut Down on Drinking Alcohol

September 9th, 2021

THE LAST YEAR has been stressful, to say the least. If you’ve been turning to alcohol to relax and, well, not freak completely out, you’re not alone: The frequency and amount […]

The ‘Sober Curious’ Movement is Spreading; Say Hello to Sober September

September 3rd, 2021

Every start of the year, our Instagram feeds are filled with folks trying to curb their drinking or stop altogether. Whether they are starting a journey of recovery or simply sober curious, a […]

Exercise blunts cravings for alcohol among young, problematic drinkers

August 25th, 2021

Problematic alcohol consumption, including extreme intoxication and binge drinking, is on the rise. This is true globally, but especially so in Western cultures and the United States. Individuals aged 18-29 […]