Taking action to reduce substance misuse

Opiates binding to opiate receptors in the nucleus accumbens: increased dopamine release. (Image courtesy of National Institutes of Health.)

Substance use disorders are diseases caused by many factors. Preventing and treating them requires input from everyone, not just law enforcement and health professionals. Those are some of the key messages in the state’s new opioid action plan. On Talk of Alaska, we’ll discuss the plan and the ways you can be part of the solutions. This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk.

You can read the plan here.

HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Andy Jones, Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
  • Christina Loveperson in long-term recovery
  • Elijah Gutierrez, Alaska National Guard Counterdrug Support Program

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne