State of Intoxication blog
Posted on December 6, 2013
An “anticraving” drug designed to reduce an alcoholic’s urge to drink. Ten-minute bursts of organized exercise to help kids re-focus on school work. A computer simulation that shows what it’s like to argue with a struggling spouse home from war.
Those ideas are among 87 strategies that a team of researchers have flagged as potential solutions to Alaska’s biggest public health concerns. The project, called Healthy Alaskans 2020, is a joint effort by the state Health Department and the Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Posted on December 4, 2013
A public outraged by drunken driving deaths and Legislators looking for ways to toughen local laws. Sound familiar? This time it was Washington lawmakers brainstorming new DUI rules. Here's their list of 11 ideas, ranked from best to worst.
Posted on November 1, 2013
Alaska has the third-highest alcohol taxes in the country, according to the calculations of the personal finance nerds at www.nerdwallet.com. A new Canadian study, meantime, found that higher prices on the cheapest booze can reduce alcohol-related hospital visits.
Posted on October 31, 2013
Not only is Alaska's suicide rate far higher than the national average, Alaskans are more likely to have been drinking before they kill themselves.
Posted on October 26, 2013
Kristen Cucullu, left, and Courtney Jochens participate in a Zumba workout session Saturday at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center as part of the Success Inside and Out conference. The annual event is for women who will be released from prison within the next year.