Spike In Alcohol Related Calls Straining BSAR Resources and Wearing Out Members

It’s the first winter in Bethel since a liquor store opened after almost 40 years of illegal sales. Alcohol is easier than ever to get, and Bethel Search and Rescue says the number of calls they receive, almost all alcohol-related, has spiked. Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ …

Hours for alcohol sales expanded in Fairbanks borough

New expanded hours for alcohol sales overwhelmingly approved by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. It is discouraging to see these changes made, as we know longer hours of availability lead to greater alcohol misuse. Read more and post your comments here. [subscribe2]    

During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, NIDA and NIAAA scientists will hold their annual web chat with hundreds of teens from around the country. National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day will be held Jan. 26, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Further details on the popular annual chat, including registration information and transcripts from previous years, can be …

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will take place Jan. 23-29, 2017.  NDAFW is an annual, week-long observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter the myths about substance use and addiction. Learn more here.   Let’s use this week to help Alaskans understand the harm of excessive alcohol consumption and break down the myths of addiction. …

Visits to U.S. Emergency Rooms for Alcohol Intoxication Are Way Up

A new study claims that visits to the emergency room for alcohol intoxication have risen by 50 percent in the last decade; these visits have gotten longer and more demanding on hospital resources. Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]

Officials discuss Alaska’s prison, substance abuse issues

New laws and state funding could help Alaska combat problems with substance abuse and inmate safety.    Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]