More sophisticated than a Shirley Temple: Mocktails are on the menu this March for sobriety awareness

Bar is a lot different from the green-tinged suds often seen this time of the year.

The Garden Medley is a nonalcoholic cocktail, also known as a mocktail, created for a partnership with Recover Alaska for Sobriety Awareness Month.

“I think it’s fun for people in recovery to have an option to go out and have fun,” said Carrie Amott, a board member of the Great Bear Recovery Collective who is in long-term recovery. “I enjoy things like that. I mix juice and seltzer water at home. That’s something that helps in my recovery.”

Great Bear Recovery Collective is a local network of people in recovery that helps provide support for people with a history of drug and alcohol misuse. In Southeast Alaska, 32 percent of households have a person with an alcohol use problem, according to Alaska Research and Evaluation Services statistics shared on Recover Alaska’s website.

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