Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center Prevention Fellowship Opportunity

Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center Prevention Fellowship OpportunityAre you interested in learning more about, and engaging in, hands-on prevention work in the Pacific Northwest? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a public health, social work, psychology, prevention science, human development or a related field? Are currently living in or willing to relocate to Washington, Idaho, Oregon or Alaska? If …

Alaska House approves major update to alcohol laws, including changes for breweries

“JUNEAU — The president of the Alaska Brewers Guild held his head in his hands, the Senate president laughed and smiled, and the head of Alaska’s largest alcohol trade organization exchanged high-fives with lawmakers as the Alaska House decisively ended 10 years of struggle by passing a sweeping reform of the state’s alcohol laws.” Read more here.

The Big Happiness Interview: Will Ditching Booze Make You Happier?

“ Veronica Valli beams at me when I tell her I haven’t had an alcoholic drink in over four years. That’s refreshing, because it’s the sort of confession that usually makes people assume that I’m weird, boring or a screaming alcoholic. A sober coach, and a leader and pioneer in the field of alcohol recovery for almost two decades, Veronica Valli is former clinical psychotherapist …

With Alcohol Tax Funds, Alaska’s CASA Program Works to Increase Capacity

Children in Alaska’s child welfare system due to suspected child abuse or neglect find themselves in a constant state of flux. Court cases move slowly through the legal process. Reunifying the child with their family or, if that’s not possible, finding a permanent placement can sometimes take years. Removed from their home and separated from their parents, children are surrounded …

A How-To Travel Guide for the Newly Sober

Sobriety isn’t always easy, especially while traveling. Here, six tips on how to navigate the world happily—and soberly—from someone who’s been there. Read more here.

Tlingit and Haida launches online tool for addiction treatment and education

Tribal citizens in Southeast Alaska who are experiencing addiction have access to a new, free online treatment. It’s called Culture Heals and it’s offered by the new mental health program at the Central Council of Tlingit  and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Dr. Tina Woods leads the Council’s Community and Behavioral Health Services team. She says the goal is to remove barriers …

Kimberly’s Recovery Story

What was it like?: I was in denial that I ever had a problem with drinking and I had it under control, I was in denial my actions were not effecting my kids, I was in denial the people who cared about me were not being hurt by my actions and words, I was in denial the people at work …