They tried talking things through with Abby. They got her into counseling briefly. They reported a store they suspected of selling booze to her daughter and other teenagers. And eventually, tough love.
Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams said that five Napaskiak residents have died in alcohol-related incidents since Bethel legalized alcohol sales in 2016. That’s a little over 1 percent of the village’s total population.
Massachusetts began offering career training because extensive research showed that finding and keeping a full-time job was the most important indicator of success in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.
Advocates for alcohol and drug treatment held Juneau Recovery Fest last Saturday