Stories

Frank’s Recovery Story

June 8th, 2021

What was it like? Struggling to make enough money for a half gallon for whiskey a dayWhat happened? I passed out at our dinner table, 2 of my kids helped […]

Samuel’s Recovery Story

April 7th, 2021

On the morning of August 25, 2011, I woke up in a jail cell, full of guilt and shame. “Not again,” I said to myself, not knowing what I did […]

Willamina’s Recovery Story

September 23rd, 2020

Today’s recovery story comes from Willamina from Hooper Bay. The journey of Willamina’s recovery can be listened to and followed in the proceeding audio link.

Heidi’s Recovery Story

September 2nd, 2020

My Name is Heidi and this is my Recovery Story My name is Heidi Christensen. I live in Eagle River, AK with my husband and 2 children. I am Alutiiq […]

Maria’s Recovery Story

September 2nd, 2020

Name: Maria Stappenbeck Where are you from: Bethel, Alaska How long have you been sober? My sobriety date is October 20, 2018 What inspired you to find recovery? What inspired […]

Sam’s Journey to Recovery

September 2nd, 2020

Name: Sam Garcia Where are you from: Anchorage, Alaska How long have you been sober? No mind-altering substances since April 8th 2016 What inspired you to find recovery? The feeling of […]

Britney’s Journey to Recovery

September 2nd, 2020

Name: Britney Maureen Baier  Where are you from: Nikiski, Alaska  How long have you been sober? Almost 6 years my sobriety date is 12-22-14  What inspired you to find recovery? […]

Ralph Sara’s Recovery Journey

September 2nd, 2020

Name: Ralph Clement Sara Where are you from: Born and raised in Bethel Alaska. How long have you been sober? Since 01/18/2020. What inspired you to find recovery? At first […]

The teacher who returned to the rural Alaska village where she was abused is not staying silent

June 23rd, 2020

A few years ago, Marie Sakar moved to the village of Chuathbaluk in Western Alaska to teach at the tiny village school. It meant returning to the place she’d been […]

My Two Cents

November 7th, 2019

I was binge drinking because I felt/knew that I could be more than I believed I was. I simply could not access my core worth and value and even my […]