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  • Day 001: Sarah Davies

    Sarah Davies says she depended on alcohol for comfort and companionship and when it came time to remove it from her life, she needed guidance. Her “day one” was Jan. 20, 2015, and she says that recovery becomes easier with each day. Sarah describes recovery as beautiful and says she has discovered her true self. […]


  • Day 001: Eva Gregg

    Eva Gregg found her “day one” in early September 2009 when she began her program of recovery. Years later after escaping the grip of addiction, she has transformed her life; she has choices, opportunities and surrounds herself with good people. Eva is currently a full-time student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, pursuing a bachelor’s […]


  • Day 001: Donteh Devoe

    Donteh Devoe found himself drinking earlier and earlier every day. After a run-in with the FBI that put him behind bars, Donteh found his day one on Sept. 11, 2008. He has since gained peace, joy and happiness, something he thought he would never have. Today, he has made it his mission to help others […]


  • Day 001: Ivy Spohnholz

    Ivy Spohnholz was the classic, functional alcoholic. She got up and went to work everyday, had two beautiful children and a lovely husband, but she wasn’t in control of her relationship with alcohol. Her day one was in the summer of 2002. Recovery was a struggle but eventually she got to the point where it […]


  • Day 001: Jacqueline Morris

    Jacqueline Morris drank to escape her emotional pain but she says it was self-destructive and damaging her soul. She started drinking as a teenager and says she tried to quit several times. For Jacqueline, July 2015 marked 10 years of being alcohol-free. Today, she is not hung over, she isn’t sick and her children have […]


  • Two young cousins break their family’s cycle of alcohol abuse

    Sierra Tucker smiles during Marjorie Tahbone’s Conversational Inupiaq Class at Nome Beltz Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, October 26, 2015 in Nome, Alaska. It’s 1999. Sierra Tucker is 3 months old, and her parents are divorcing. She flies from Arizona to her father’s hometown on the Seward Peninsula. It’s 2005. Sierra is 5 years old, […]


  • Alcohol & Me: Different kind of court is a last chance before big trouble

    Nick Zywot’s mom stopped talking to him because of his drinking. After a decade of sobriety, police arrested him a few days after Christmas for DUI No. 6. Jesse Powell notched his fourth DUI in September. Tia Smart went to court 10 times for underage drinking before her latest assault charge.   That was last […]


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