Stories tagged: alcoholism
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
John Webster: Death rates among uneducated whites on the rise due to ‘despair’
As Republicans tried to repeal coverage for mental health and substance abuse, a Princeton research paper exposed a worsening death rate from suicide and drugs among white, poorly educated Americans.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
WSU study: Alcoholics drink less with the promise of small rewards
What’s the cheapest way to get an alcoholic to drink less? According to a new WSU study, giving them small rewards might do the trick.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Missoula’s mayor reveals treatment for alcoholism
Missoula Mayor John Engen says he has been absent from his job for the past month because he was in a treatment program for alcoholism.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Spokane-raised Klara Bowman, fired Tacoma teacher, struggled with loss of sister and addiction
Klara Bowman grew up in Spokane and pursued a career as a kindergarten teacher, but she was fired early this year from Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma when she was found …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor re-enacts shooting in dramatic detail, but tells jury he can’t recall pulling trigger
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, admitted to a jury — “with eyes flashing with excitement” — that he did indeed confront …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor on trial for murder says he tried to save wife from alcohol
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, tearfully took the stand at his own trial for the murder of Clarence Dahlquist.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Chevy Chase is back in rehab for an alcohol-related ‘tune-up’
Chevy Chase has checked into a Minnesota addiction center for an alcohol issue, according to his rep.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Recovering alcoholic helps others find ‘pure life’
Shawn Kingsbury sobered up and something truly amazing happened …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
What you need to know about alcohol use disorder
In hindsight, real estate developer Brinton Motheral recognizes his many “last straws.” He was going to learn to control his alcohol abuse, he told himself, the day he crashed his …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Two burned bodies were found inside a ramshackle shack near the south bank of the Spokane River at Sheridan Street.
Wed., April 1, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Edward Nelson, 11, was standing astride his bicycle when a “maddened bulldog” broke through a garage window, bounded toward the boy and seized his …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Hundreds of attendees at the Northwest Miner’s Congress in Spokane were treated to an evening of robust “pioneer entertainment” at the “miner’s smoker” at …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, midnight
Doug Clark: Bartender, himself in recovery, creates space for others fighting addiction
It’s not every day you meet a bartender who’s on a mission to help alcoholics turn their lives around. Shawn Kingsbury, however, is definitely not your ordinary bartender.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, midnight
Rock Doc: Old drug offers new hope for quitting alcohol
Alcoholism runs in part of my family. I lost a grandfather to it, and a couple of others in the family have been affected by it to greater or lesser …
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, midnight
Rights panel poorly understood
Controversy over a proposed deal to rehire a Spokane police sergeant after he was fired for an off-duty drunken driving collision has focused attention on an often-misunderstood state agency involved …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012, midnight
Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review
A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012, midnight
Settlement awards officer job, back pay
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty, hitting a pickup with his truck and leaving the scene of the collision is likely to be …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2008, midnight
Chance act of kindness puts face on those in need
Last winter, during a time when we had a lot of snowfall, I was driving downtown one afternoon and was stopped at the red light in front of a local …
Sun., March 22, 1998, midnight
Chronic Drunks Left Out To Dry Budget Cuts, Tougher Attitudes Turning Detox Shelters Into One-Night Stops
(From For the Record, March 23, 1998): Story incorrect: Terry Lawhead is operations director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership. Lawhead’s title was unclear and the group’s name was incorrect in …
Tue., July 23, 1996, midnight
Mayor Of Moscow Restricts Vodka Sales
The mayor of Moscow decreed Monday that vodka may no longer be sold near schools, child-care centers, health clinics or churches in the Russian capital. Sales of Russia’s national drink …
Wed., April 24, 1996, midnight
Golf Broadcaster In Rehab
Ben Wright, the CBS commentator removed from golf coverage after he reportedly made disparaging remarks about women golfers and lesbians, entered an alcohol rehabilitation program earlier this month, according to …
Wed., March 13, 1996, midnight
5 Years Milestone For Recovering Alcoholics
If an alcoholic man can refrain from drinking for five years, he can count on staying sober. That’s the finding of Dr. George Vaillant, a Harvard psychiatrist who has spearheaded …
Fri., June 9, 1995, midnight
Former Teammates Wish Mantle Well Bouton, Author Of ‘Ball Four,’ Speaks Up After Ex-Slugger Undergoes Transplant
Wed., June 7, 1995, midnight
Mantle, 63, Needs Liver Transplant Hard-Living Yankees Baseball Legend In Dallas Hospital; Family At Bedside
Thu., June 1, 1995, midnight
Shelter Makes Plea For Help Without Funds, Detox Center Will Close At End Of The Month
Jim Huntley helps a client get off the Spokane Care Service van at the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
Sat., May 13, 1995, midnight
Lessons Far From Lost On Cougars
Mike Price and Rick Dickson had alcohol on their minds Friday morning. Given recent events, it’s better there than on their breath.