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About Recover Alaska

Our Vision

Alaskans live free from the consequences of alcohol misuse, so we are empowered to achieve our full potential.

Our Mission

Reducing excessive alcohol use and harm.
We do this through:

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Partnering with organizations and individuals dedicated to reducing the harm associated with alcohol misuse as well as connecting those who need treatment/information to the help they need.

ELEVATING THE CONVERSATION

Raising awareness of the negative impacts of excessive alcohol consumption and advocate for legislation and policies that will help reduce alcohol misuse.

SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS

Reducing the stigma associated with alcohol misuse through positive messaging and programs.

Working Upstream

Partnering statewide to reduce risks and promote protective factors for youth and adults.

Our Values

COLLABORATION

Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

RESPECT

Affirming every person’s inherent worth.

CHANGE

Alaskans working together can impact the wellbeing of our state.

Our Story

Alaskans have long known that our state has an alcohol problem that needs to be addressed. Alcohol overuse has a yearly economic impact of approximately $1.2 billion for our state, has been identified as the top health issue for Alaskans and directly and indirectly affects individuals, their loved ones and society.

Recover Alaska is a coalition with the goal of addressing the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption in Alaska. It is an organization that is exclusively dedicated to combatting the problem of alcohol misuse. Through various initiatives such as changes to systems, policies and social practices, we are focused on long-term improvements. But we cannot tackle this alone. Our partners include the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Mat-Su Health Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Providence Alaska, State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Southcentral Foundation.

Our belief is that change is not possible unless we get to the root of the alcohol overconsumption problem. We hope to do this by increasing understanding of the effects of excessive alcohol use, changing social norms, improving access to information about treatment and capturing data that will allow us to see where improvements in services and resources are needed. From investigative media partnership projects to analysis of Alaska’s alcohol statutes to sharing personal stories of individuals in recovery, we strive to break the cycle of alcohol misuse so that all Alaskans feel empowered to achieve their full potential.

 

 

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