When we talk about the behavioral health challenges facing our state – whether it’s alcohol addition, opioids, or suicide – most of us think of individuals who we love. In my family, and in too many Alaska families, we have seen firsthand the devastating impacts of addiction. We have also seen the beauty and grace of recovery.
I truly believe Alaskans are a more resilient people than most. And when confronted with the enormity of the challenges we face as a state, I draw hope and inspiration from the thousands of Alaskans who are living proof that recovery is possible. During our hardest moments, let us not forget that. Recovery is possible. Read more here.