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

May 19th, 2022

“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 […]

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

May 10th, 2022

“ 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 […]

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

May 3rd, 2022

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 […]

A How-To Travel Guide for the Newly Sober

April 25th, 2022

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

April 19th, 2022

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 […]

These TikTokers Are Redefining What it Means to Get Sober

March 25th, 2022

Growing up, when I thought of 12-step groups like AA, I always imagined grisly old men chugging coffee in smoke-filled rooms. So when I wanted to get sober later in my life, […]

Already Low-Dose Alcohol Use Shrinks Brain Volume, New Study Shows

March 14th, 2022

Previous research has already established that alcohol intake negatively affects the brain. Now a new study examined a large sample of 36,678 British middle-aged participants from the Biobank study to […]

Parents push for Kellsie’s Law to save children from addiction

March 7th, 2022

Alaskan families who have lost children to drug addiction and overdoses are pushing for something they say could save lives: mandatory drug addiction education with an emphasis on opioids. The […]

What Can I Do to Support My Newly Sober Partner?

March 7th, 2022

Dear Ana: My boyfriend is newly sober. I know there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer here, but I’m curious: What were some of the ways you wish you had been supported? […]

Ask Ana Marie Cox (Almost) Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Sobriety

February 24th, 2022

There are a few ways I could start this: Hi, I’m Ana, and I’m an alcoholic. Or: I’m in 12-step recovery. Or: I have alcohol-abuse disorder. Maybe: Hi, I’m Ana, […]