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SAM KUSIC

Sam Kusic is a staff writer for The Indiana Gazette.

Articles by SAM KUSIC

A Sobering Story: Son's addiction becomes a nightmare for mother
4 days ago - - SAM KUSIC
The numbers and statistics, they say something about addiction. They tell us about its prevalence. Or its scope. Or its mechanisms. [Read More]
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A Sobering Story: Early substance use increases risks
4 days ago - - SAM KUSIC
Genetics are a powerful factor in addiction, but so is the age at which substance use begins. The earlier that point occurs, specialists say, the more likely it is a person will progress to more serious abuse. [Read More]
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A Sobering Story: Experts say genetics play key role in addictions A Sobering Story: Experts say genetics play key role in addictions
4 days ago - - SAM KUSIC
Addiction isn’t a problem of mind over matter. Really, it’s a matter of the mind. [Read More]
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BLAIRSVILLE: Borough council moves to crack down on parking
1 week ago - - SAM KUSIC
BLAIRSVILLE — Parking scofflaws take note: Your time may be at an end in Blairsville. [Read More]
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A Sobering Story: Addicts must confront their demons, experts say
2 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC, JULIE MARTIN
To understand what alcoholism and drug addiction are, it’s necessary to first understand what they aren’t — a character flaw, a moral weakness, or a personal decision on the part of an inherently bad person. [Read More]
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Addiction crushes a family, dreams
2 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC
At some point long in the past, I took to answering middle-of-the-day phone calls from my mother by asking, demanding, actually, “What’s wrong now?” [Read More]
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Think you can recognize the face of an addict? Think again
2 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC
John (his name has been changed), who works in the addiction recovery field, recalled the one time he was talking to a police officer while at work. [Read More]
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WHITE TOWNSHIP: Chipotle eatery eyes Oakland Ave.
2 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC
A national restaurant chain is moving to stake a claim along Oakland Avenue’s restaurant row. [Read More]
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Deal for Tractor Supply signed Deal for Tractor Supply signed
3 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC
BLAIRSVILLE — A national retailer has signed a lease for space in a former grocery store, and renovation work is now under way. [Read More]
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Experts: No family immune to ravages of drug addiction Experts: No family immune to ravages of drug addiction
3 weeks ago - - SAM KUSIC
SALTSBURG — On one front, this is where the war against drugs is being fought locally: in fire halls and school auditoriums and community centers, one assembly, one gathering at a time. [Read More]
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