NVE Tribal Council Chairman/President Darrel Olsen said sobriety is an important issue far beyond the local community. “When a person decides to change their life and their habits, we need to encourage them in their decision,” Olsen said. “The sobriety can be (from) drugs or alcohol. We have the sobriety weekend, but we also need to […]
For many parents, Thanksgiving is spent passing on family traditions, enjoying feasts, and teaching kids about important values like thankfulness, gratitude, and family. It’s also an opportunity to discuss alcohol and safe drinking behavior. Read more here.
I was 18 when I had my first alcohol-related blackout. I woke up in my bed in my tiny dorm room, looked at my roommate, and said, “What happened last night?” On subsequent, similar mornings, questions included “Who are you?”, “Where am I?” and “How did I get here?” I never found out the answers, […]
“A lot of people are ashamed of it; I was ashamed of it,” he said. “It was the only way that I knew how to numb my mind.” After U.S. Army Private 1st Class Alex Hogan’s mother passed away, he found solace in the same addiction as his mother—alcohol. Not wanting to follow her same […]
“The language used in industry-sponsored messages about drinking alcohol, such as ‘drink responsibly’ and ‘drink properly,’ doesn’t do a good job of explaining to the public what safe alcohol consumption means, suggests a recent study.” An article based out of Australia has a lot of parallels to industry standards in the United States. Read more […]
Pill Anonymous meets every Tuesday, 6:00-7:00, at First Covenant Church (W 12th Avenue and C Street, downtown Anchorage). Pill Anonymous is a 12-Step recovery group for individuals struggling with prescription pill addiction. More information can be found by visiting their website, or by calling 907-770-7848.
Forbes says that he’s also hoping to help promote more collaboration with non-profits and the City of Bethel to address the alcohol issue. “I would like to see the city expand what treatment services we can offer, because alcohol has been in Bethel for a long time, regardless of the legality of alcohol,” said Forbes. […]