Recovery & Sobriety

Resources – Helping Young Alaskans Succeed

Recovery and Sobriety

  • September National Recovery Month
  • (Alaska) March Sobriety Awareness Month

Recover Alaska will be celebrating a series of virtual events to educate, bring awareness, and increase peoples’ attention on understanding mental and substance use disorders, as well as celebrating peoples’ path to recovery. 

Sharing of stories:  What is your memorable sobriety story? 

September 2021 Events

Save the dates!

Our Story

Celebrating the Goodness of Hooper Bay

Reducing delinquency by supporting Alaska Native communities.

Sobriety is a daily struggle; if you are working at being sober, the community is there supporting you. Sobriety, or effort to sobriety, could be for days, weeks, or years. If you are making an effort, we want to recognize your strength! Be a ROLE MODEL for our YOUTH! Be the ENCOURAGEMENT we all need! — Agatha Napoleon

About Recover Alaska

Recover Alaska

About Recover Alaska

Alaskans live free from the consequences of alcohol misuse, so we are empowered to achieve our full potential. Shape legislation and policies that help to reduce alcohol abuse and build constituencies for change.

Get Connected With Recover Alaska

Social Media – Recover Alaska

Get connected to our social media accounts  to share content and spread the message of recovery. Our website will also host a super chill virtual lounge where folks can access our zero proof cocktail recipe book, our Day 001 videos, add their face/voice into the mix by recording their message of hope, and more. 

Strong and Sober

Qungasvik – The Yupik Way

Toolbox:  A model for promoting reasons for life and reasons for sobriety in Yup’ik/Cup’ik communities

Protective Factors

Learn facts, experiences, and ways to be safe around alcohol.

Prevention and Youth Support

SAMHSA Resources

Peer Support Recovery

Publications & Resources

The following are youth and young adult resources developed by Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)’ partners. 


What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

Publications & Resources

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications.

Alaska Center for FASD

The Alaska Center for FASD was founded in April of 2017 by a group that includes those who have family members with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and professionals who work with children and adults with FASDs. The organization is currently growing and working to determine the focus of its mission and activities.

Calls for Submissions

Sharing stories of sobriety journey

What is your memorable sobriety story? 


We invite Alaska Natives young adults (ages 18-30) to share their experience, whether mundane or extraordinary, through written piece and/or visual image submission.   One foot forward.  Another foot forward.   

We will be spotlighting several stories of hope, inspiration, and challenges throughout March (Sobriety Celebration Month) and April (Alcohol Awareness Month).   Submissions will be displayed on social media, as well as our public Resource Basket website: 

Why the Icelandic Model?

The Success of Using the Icelandic Model in Preventing Teenage Substance Use

Publications & Resources

Abstract:  This is the second in a two-part series of articles about the Icelandic Model for Primary Prevention of Substance Use (IPM) in this volume of Health Promotion Practice. IPM is a community collaborative approach that has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in reducing substance use initiation among youth in Iceland over the past 20 years. While the first article focused attention on the background context, theoretical orientation, evaluation and evidence of effectiveness, and the five guiding principles of the model, this second article describes the 10 core steps to practical implementation. Steps 1 to 3 focus on building and maintaining community capacity for model implementation. 

The Resource Basket

This is a RurAL CAP affiliated program.