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Beyond Addiction, Alaskans Embrace Recovery Month

Recover Alaska and partners across the state offer Recovery Month events for all



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ANCHORAGE—Recover Alaska and organizations around the state are hosting a number of events dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of alcohol and substance misuse in honor of National Recovery Month. From a public concert featuring the band Medium Build to a storytelling event and Recovery 5K, September will aim to celebrate Alaskans in recovery from alcohol and substance use disorder and mental illness. 

“The journey to recovery is not easy; Recovery Month provides a vehicle to celebrate the people on that path and the team that surrounds them,” said Tiffany Hall, executive director of Recover Alaska. “We want to educate our community about recovery, how it works and what it looks like, and provide a place for those in recovery to celebrate their achievements.” 

Fun things happening during Recovery Month include: 

Sober, Sober Revolution featuring Medium Build 

Thursday, Sept. 6 at Church of Love, Anchorage 

 

Out of the Darkness Kenai Walk 

Saturday, Sept. 8 at Dena’ina Wellness Center, Kenai 

 

Out of the Darkness Anchorage Walk 

Saturday, Sept. 15 at Chuck Albrecht Fields, Anchorage 

 

5K Run/Walk for Recovery 

Saturday, Sept. 15 at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage 

 

5K Run/Walk for Recovery 

Sunday, Sept. 16 at Golden Heart Plaza, Fairbanks 

 

Yoga for Recovery 

Sundays, Sept. 16-30 at Open Space, Anchorage 

 

Screening Moment to Moment: Teens growing up with FASD 

Monday, Sept. 17 at Bear Tooth Theatre Pub, Anchorage 

 

The Anonymous People Screening and Panel Discussion 

Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Fairbanks 

 

Sunrise Cares Partnership 

Thursday, Sept. 20 at Sunrise Bagel & Espresso, Fairbanks 

 

REAL About Addiction Rally 

Sunday, Sept. 29 on the corner of 9 Ave. and I St., Anchorage 

 

Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Addiction and Recovery in Alaska 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Anchorage Community Theatre 

 

“September is my favorite month of the year. We enjoy planning events that bring the recovery community together and that are 100 percent dedicated to the message that recovery in all its forms is possible, and you don’t need alcohol to have fun,” Hall said. 

For more information about Recovery Month events and how to participate, visit RecoverAlaska.org or check Recover Alaska’s Facebook page. Some events have limited seating. 

 

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