State senator puts out comprehensive plan to curb alcohol misuse in Alaska

Alcohol is the deadliest substance in Alaska, according to the state department of health and social services, but state law regulating its consumption hasn’t changed much since 1980. Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]

Young Swedes swapping alcohol for social media and the gym: study

Young Swedes are becoming stricter in their attitudes towards alcohol, with social media use and a love of fitness contributing to a less permissive attitude. Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]

Bethel search crew sees spike in alcohol-related calls

The increase in calls comes during the southwest Alaska town’s first winter of legalized alcohol sales in more than 40 years. Read more here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]

Recover Alaska: Healing Alaska’s Alcohol Problems

This article provides an overview of the strategies being implemented by the Recover Alaska initiative in its mission to reduce excessive alcohol use and related harm in Alaska by influencing social norms and perceptions about alcohol use and abuse. Includes a list of online resources. Read more here.   Rivera, Marny; & Hall, Tiffany. (2016). “Recover Alaska: Healing Alaska’s Alcohol …

National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day

Recover Alaska is reaching out to high schools across the state to participate in a live online chat about alcohol and drug facts. A number of schools have committed to streaming the chat in public areas.    Jan. 23 – 29 is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Let’s use this week to help Alaskans understand the harm of excessive …

Best of Alaska Showcase – Alaska Dispatch News

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 14, 2017, when the best of the best, as determined by Alaska Dispatch News readers, will come together for the Best of Alaska Showcase. The family-friendly event begins at 1 p.m. at Anchorage’s Egan Civic and Convention Center, with a 21+ VIP hour starting at noon.   Sample food from Alaska’s best restaurants, get …

Hours for alcohol sales expanded in Fairbanks borough

New expanded hours for alcohol sales overwhelmingly approved by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. It is discouraging to see these changes made, as we know longer hours of availability lead to greater alcohol misuse. Read more and post your comments here. [subscribe2]    

Generation Found – Free Documentary Screening

The powerful story of how one community came together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution. Click here for more information about the film. Captain Cook Hotel Ball Room. Light snacks will be provided.