The high cost of substance abuse

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State officials discuss legislation aimed at curbing opioid abuse with reporters in the state Capitol on Monday. From left to right: Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, Health Commissioner Valeria “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, and Gov. Bill Walker. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)

$3 billion. That’s the annual expense associated with alcohol and drug abuse in Alaska. The numbers were compiled in a new report for the Alaska Mental Health Trust. Organizations across the state are trying to mitigate that impact through a variety of treatment options. What’s working?

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HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Gunnar Ebbeson – Turning Point Counseling
  • Donna Logan – McDowell Group
  • Jeff Jessee – Mental Health Trust
  • Statewide callers


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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