Substance abuse

Legal pot opens Pandora’s box

Let’s talk about legalized marijuana. From this time forward I will ask if a business has an enforced zero tolerance substance abuse policy with random… Continue reading

 

So far, family issues rate No. 1 as deserving of most attention

What would make Homer healthier?  That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members earlier this month.  Actually, the… Continue reading

 

Deadline nears for community to participate in poll to determine which issues to tackle first

What would make Homer healthier? That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members last Friday, but the focus… Continue reading

 

Bonfire on the Bay: Shining  light on stress, anxiety and depression

Bonfire on the Bay: Shining light on stress, anxiety and depression

If I asked you what you think our biggest problem in Homer is, what would you say? When this question was posed to six Homer… Continue reading

Bonfire on the Bay: Shining  light on stress, anxiety and depression

Substance abuse cost state more than $1.2 billion in 2010

Substance abuse pervades communities throughout Alaska, and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. The cost to the state’s economy was estimated at about $1.2 billion… Continue reading

Parents, professionals weigh in on teen drinking

Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were… Continue reading

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