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  • Grown Into Addiction

    Two Recovering Addicts Share Their Paths to Serenity After Conquering Substance Abuse   When we think of a person with a drug or alcohol addiction, we tend to imagine adults. But many of the recovering addicts we spoke to said their habits started in childhood and escalated over time. For some, it stemmed from a […]


  • Stacy’s story

    Hello, my name is Stacy. I am Dena’ina Athabascan from Tyonek, Alaska. On November 8, 2016 I celebrated 90 days sober from alcohol. I haven’t consumed drugs since March 8, 2016.    I have been struggling with addiction since I was 11 years old; I’m 29 years now.  I must say recovery has brought me […]


  • Ken’s story

    From Ivy League to the penitentiary, one man’s story of redemption and hope.    I will never forget the moment in 2004 when Judge Hardesty told me that I was sentenced to 6 years in the Nevada State Prison for the crime of drug sales. How had I reached a point in my journey that […]


  • What happens when a killer is celebrated every day

    A powerful, personal account from a recovering alcoholic on how society views alcohol. Read the full article from The Huffington Post here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX!Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email: 


  • Poetry in Prison: Alaska inmates find creative outlet— and national recognition— through art

    The Alaska Dispatch reports on how Alaska inmates who have battled drug and alcohol addiction are sharing their very personal stories through poetry, and receiving national recognition. Read the full story in the Alaska Dispatch here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX!


  • Marlana’s Story

      My name is Marlana and I am from Barrow, Alaska. I graduated from my first intensive inpatient treatment on November 4, 2015. I was addicted and had lost everything in my life. Lost my husband, my kids, and my job. Most of all, I lost all self-respect. I was in such a deep hole […]


  • Chris’ Story

    Hi, my name is Chris. Just under two years ago I had a drug and alcohol addiction. ‬‬‬‬I was very depressed and couldn’t see any future. ‬‬‬‬I attended a rehab program and with support I managed to turn my life around. ‬‬‬‬I started to work as a volunteer with a recover team and they taught […]


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