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Old 01-03-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Alcohol and drugs been a big problem for many years in Alaska. I imagine that the with the long and cold winters, plus the lack of sunlight, people tend to spend more time indoors... hitting the bottle or smoking the joint
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:31 AM
 
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When some Anchorage grocery stores have to put the vanilla extracts and mouthwash behind the counter to be requested due to the alcohol contents, you know there is a serious problem.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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People do not know entertainment except alcohol. Fun need to drink, sad need to drink.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Reminds me of an old Hee Haw joke:

"Junior, I hear you've got a drinking problem".

Junior: "Heck it's no problem at all. Drinkin' is what I do best!"
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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When some Anchorage grocery stores have to put the vanilla extracts and mouthwash behind the counter to be requested due to the alcohol contents, you know there is a serious problem.
True. In Barrow, Alaska the AC store kept the mouthwash, aftershave and vanilla extract locked up.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Is Alcohol consumption a huge problem in Alaska

Iím watching Alaska state troopers on Netflix and everyone is drunk on each episode

Yes. A high percentage of population afflicted by alcoholism seems to be one of the hazards that goes with the territory when living in the very northern-most regions around the world. In that regard Alaska is no different from far northern Canada or Siberia (Russia) for example.

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Old 01-04-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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Alcohol is a huge problem everywhere. Not just in Alaska. When I was deputy sheriff down in GA, almost every single person we arrested was under the influence or high on meth.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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When some Anchorage grocery stores have to put the vanilla extracts and mouthwash behind the counter to be requested due to the alcohol contents, you know there is a serious problem.
Add hand sanitizer to that list. A friend works for Fred Meyer and they have issues with that being stolen too. I can't for the life of me think that I'd be so hard up for alcohol that I would drink hand sanitizer.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Alcohol abuse is the bain of mankind all over the world. It might be worse when winters dominate - just a thought. I know it is one heckuva plague in Russia for example. No idea about northern Europe though.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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Really TV!
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