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  • Why Alcohol is Still the Most Dangerous Drug

    The national conversation around addiction has been dominated in recent years by opioids. Certainly, the rapid rise in opioid overdoses, which claimed 42,000 lives in 2016 alone, is a pressing issue for states across the country. The White House has declared a national public health emergency over the epidemic, and governments everywhere are marshalling efforts […]

  • We’re Coming Out About LGBT And Substance Abuse

    When discussing issues that are critically important in the movement for gay and transgender equality, many refer to marriage and workplace discrimination—far more often than health, including substance use. Yet a 2012 report issued by the Center for American Progress, titled “Why the Gay and Transgender Population Experiences Higher Rates of Substance Use”, indicates that between 20 and […]

  • My addiction made me a terrible employee. I’m in recovery – but how can I find a new job with such poor references?

     I’m a recovering addict who moved to Alaska three years ago for a dream job, but didn’t leave my problem drinking behind. I blew deadlines, behaved inappropriately at work events and was a terrible employee. My boss kindly let me resign instead of firing me. I got married, had a child and spent six months […]

  • ‘Recovery Boys,’ a new Netflix documentary now out, tells the stories of four men early in drug recovery in West Virginia

    “It’s a hard film. It’s an honest film. It’s a film that America needs to see,” said McMillion Sheldon, the documentary’s director and one of its three producers. In Feb. 2016, she and her husband, Kerrin Sheldon, temporarily relocated from Charleston to near Grafton to begin filming at Jacob’s Ladder Rehabilitation Center in Aurora. Dr. […]



  • Women Veterans- Understanding Reactions to Trauma and Developing Stress Resiliency
    Join Dr. Vanessa Meade, the Alaska Area Health Education Center, and the Rural Veterans Health Access Program on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm via webinar. The purpose of the webinar is to help women veterans and those that support them to understand the mind/body connection of traumatic experiences and to identify and share resources related to developing resiliency in our everyday lives. For more information, click here.

    Time: 5:00-6:00PM
  • Free Training: Soldier’s Heart
    Soldier’s Heart is an interactive educational training conference, developed by veterans, that aims to reduce the symptoms of PTSD and aid in suicide prevention among veterans, first responders, and their families. It is not a medical or diagnostic program. The training will take place July 26th-August 1st, 2018. For more information, click here.

    Time: ALL DAY, July 26-August 1
  • 2nd Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Bike & Car Show
    The 2nd Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Bike and Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 28, 10-2 at the Alaska VA, 1201 N Muldoon Road. The show is open to the public, and the clinic will have services available to veterans on site. For more information, click here.

    Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM
    Location: Alaska VA Healthcare System, North Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Healthy Anchorage Activity Fair
    Join the Anchorage Alliance for Violence Prevention in Town Square Park on Friday, August 3rd, 5-7pm. Learn more about violence prevention activities and resources in Anchorage.

    Time: 5:00-7:00PM
    Location: Town Square Park, West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, USA
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