Shape legislation and policies that help to reduce alcohol misuse and build constituencies for change. Recover has successfully advocated for changes to minor consumption laws, the composition of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and most recently led the passage of an alcohol tax in Anchorage.
On October 15, 2020, Recover Alaska hosted an advocacy training led by three industry leaders that discussed the following:
1) Differences between education and lobbying to help understand what is legal for nonprofit organizations, from Mike Walsh with Foraker Group
2) Coaching on how to tell your personal story in a way that is compelling, connected to a solution, and succinct, from Teri Tibbett with the Alaska Mental Health Trust/ABADA
3) Explanation of requirements around reporting, from Tom Lucas with Alaska Public Offices Commission
A recording of the advocacy training can be found HERE.
Positive Social Norms
Launch campaigns that leverage positive messaging to improve social norms around alcohol consumption among key audiences. Be [You] is a statewide media campaign that seeks to prevent and reduce underage drinking among youth by challenging the misconception that most teens drink alcohol. View Be [You].
Day 001: Voices of Recovery celebrates the true stories of Alaskans overcoming alcohol addiction. An eight-part video and radio series, Day 001 features a diverse range of Alaskans telling their inspiring personal stories of recovery, from professionals to students to artists. View Day 001.
Each year, Recover Alaska works with partners around our state to address and prevent alcohol misuse. Our mini-grantmaking strategy is grounded in our values and aligned with our mission while remaining responsive to the identified needs of the communities.
Who We Fund
We created the Changemaking in Alaska page so people can see the projects we fund, the amazing work youth and organizations in Alaska are doing, and find inspiration for potential ideas for your own communities. On our interactive map, click on pins and use the filters on the map to specify programs or years or both, click here to get started!
United to prevent alcohol misuse and promote community wellness.
Recover Alaska houses the Alliance, a collaborative effort of multiple diverse partners across Alaska who recognize the impacts of alcohol misuse on individuals and communities. This work is funded by a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services grant from the Department of Health and Social Services.
Visit the Alliance’s website at Alaska-Alliance.org