A person in recovery tells us how he navigates Christmas parties

There’s no doubt about it: Christmas and booze go hand in hand. Sometimes, a glass of bubbly can be a welcome relief after a frenetic month. But what happens when you struggle with an alcohol addiction or have a bad relationship with alcohol all year round? After all, it’s difficult to avoid it during a […]

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Fairbanks celebrates holiday season with employee party

Fairbanks celebrated the holiday season with its annual office party for employees on Dec. 12. Winter Wonderland was the theme. The party featured a menu catered by Sodexo of meats and cheeses, fresh fruit kabobs, shrimp with cocktail sauce, boursin cheese mushroom caps, Singapore chicken skewers and a dessert bar. There was also a barista […]

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How Rhode Island is using NaloxBox to treat overdoses like heart attacks

Wedged between shelves of hardback thrillers and DVDs, a whitesquare box adorned with a red cross blends into the scene at the Adams Public Library, belying the potency of its contents. Inside are four doses of a nasal spray that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. It is one of the first boxes to be installed—a […]

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How opioids started killing Americans

It’s been conventional wisdom for some time now that America’s opioid epidemic began at the pharmacy. Now there are numbers that put any doubt to rest. More than half of all people who succumbed to an overdose between 2001 to 2007 were chronic pain sufferers who filled an opioid prescription and sometimes even saw a doctor in the month before […]

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