We are looking for people with lived experiences of substance use challenges, including addiction, to complete this anonymous survey to improve addiction treatment and recovery services nationwide. By substance use, we mean alcohol or drugs. People who have experience with substance use disorders treatment and services know what works and doesn’t work for them. By completing this short survey, people …
Amid the pandemic, we all need to take care of our mental health
Mental Illness Awareness Week — Oct. 4-10 — shines a spotlight on mental illness, its prevalence, the stigma still attached to it, and the challenges people who live with chronic mental illness face. To read more please click HERE.
Change the Name: End the Stigma
The words that we use matter. Stigma has been identified as a barrier to treatment and recovery among individuals with addiction. Research shows that the commonly used term, “abuse”, increases stigma. Continue reading more by clicking this LINK.
OPINION: As winter draws in, pandemic challenges may amplify our problems with alcohol (Arctic Sounder)
“Like many Alaskans, our minds are focused on the dangers of COVID-19 and how this virus will impact our lives this winter. But while this pandemic is deadly, it may have a ripple effect that is equally deadly.”… Please follow this link to learn more.
Anchorage is better when we work together (ADN)
“We are all safer, we are all better off, when all our neighbors are safe and healthy. What will it look like when we are all able to pursue the American dream, when the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness is available to everyone?”… Please follow this link to learn more.
Recover Alaska community forum and workshop in Wasilla
WASILLA — Recover Alaska is hosting two community events in Wasilla Feb. 12, covering addiction and ways the community can foster recovery, additional local resources, collaboration, and advocacy for policy changes. Read more here. By Jacob Mann for Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Valentine’s Week in Spenard is extra special – Spenard Prom is back at the Bear Tooth in a row on Thursday, Feb. 13th!! Recover Alaska will be sponsoring zero-proof drinks! This year, local rockers Medium Build will perform alongside Prom pros Kill Bill Sax, DJ Spencer Lee and Alex the Lion. Doesn’t matter if you skipped your prom, don’t remember …