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Weston Morrow

8 November 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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During the last 12 years, the number of minors in Alaska sentenced to time in correctional facilities because of drug or alcohol charges has been steadily reduced, from 730 in 2003 to 395 in 2014. A big contributing f...

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Casey Grove

7 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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From spreading a culture of moderation nationwide to advocating better communication between parents and kids, health officials in Canada have been working to reduce the harmful effects of underage drinking.

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Weston Morrow

7 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Alaska has come a long way in reducing underage drinking in the past two decades by introducing restorative justice and other programs. Self-reported numbers have declined, as have referrals into the juvenile justice ...

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Weston Morrow

4 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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To combat high rates of teen alcohol use, Alaskan schools are introducing positive interventions, trying to help students rather than simply punish them.

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Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Alaska, United States

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In order to address teenage alcohol abuse, the Alaskan Wellness Coalition has started a campaign to clear up a misperception among teens that their peers are drinking more than they actually do. By providing accurate ...

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Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Rasmus and Allen are attempting to take the data they’ve gathered from their years working with western Alaska communities to establish Qungasvik as an evidence-based solution for not only alcohol abuse but also for o...

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Jeff Richardson

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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The University of Alaska is curbing underage drinking by offering a host of alternative activities on campuses, including one event cheekily called “Lotta-no-booza.” Information about drinking responsibly is also prov...

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Robin Wood

30 August 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Filling gaps in prisoner re-entry and transitional housing is the goal of a 14-month-old Fairbanks organization. Southside Reentry Center offers 10 to 15 beds, depending on the season, for people exiting the correctio...

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Robin Wood

30 August 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Formerly a motel, Karluk Manor is Alaska’s original Housing First facility, a new approach to solving homelessness that focuses first and foremost on providing housing to people in need, and then later addressing prob...

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Jeff Richardson

20 August 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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State officials in Alaska are aware of the shortage of options for alcohol treatment, particularly at detox centers, but are struggling to fill the void. However, a few youth detox centers have been able to balance th...

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