Recover Alaska and partners across the state offer Recovery Month events for all
Anchorage, Alaska – 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.
About Recover Alaska
Recover Alaska is a multi-sector action group pursuing a solutions-based approach to reduce excessive alcohol use and harms across the state. Partners include Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Providence Alaska, Southcentral Foundation and the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services. The vision for Recover Alaska is for Alaskans to live free from the consequences of alcohol misuse, so we are empowered to achieve our full potential. For more information, visit recoveralaska.org.