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Spending time in isolation and missing regular support groups and other recovery services can be difficult. Self-isolation can lead to boredom, which can be a trigger for addictive behaviors. The ANTHC Substance Misuse Prevention Program is committed to providing support resources during this time while continuing to celebrate your recovery path through Sobriety Awareness Month. If you are feeling lonely and overwhelmed by COVID-19 news, here are a few suggestions on how to remain connected to friends, family and recovery ...


Alaskans are coming together to celebrate Sobriety Awareness Month in March. By celebrating sobriety, we are celebrating all individuals in all stages of their recovery path. This month provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate those who actively chose to live without using harmful substances. Show your support by wearing a white Sobriety Awareness Ribbon throughout March—free awareness ribbons can be picked up at the ANMC Information Desk and ANTHC’s Healthy Communities Building, Suite 201. The statewide observance educates Alaskans ...


A critical incident is any situation that causes an individual or group to experience strong emotional reactions. Critical incident stress management (CISM) teams aim to assist people affected by potentially traumatic events by providing emotional first aid to compassionately support individuals and groups. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and State of Alaska have partnered to provide four trainings to individuals interested in CISM. The courses are free and open to the public. The first two classes are introductory and ...


Healthy Alaskans is a set of goals to improve the health and wellness of all Alaskans that was originally created in 2000 and is updated every decade. This collaborative partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is unique in that it is the only state health improvement plan in the nation co-sponsored by state and Tribal governments that share health improvement goals. “This one of a kind partnership ...


Read the story of Jared Hanson, who was in an ATV crash that was felt by the entire community in Helmets On part 1: Community of New Stuyahok shaken following near-fatal crash. In a vehicle or transportation crash incident, there are three types of damage: to the vehicle, to the human body and to vital internal organs. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a blow, bump, jolt or other head injury that causes damage to the brain.  From 2012 to ...


New Stuyahok sits on the quiet, rolling hills above the Nushagak River in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska. Like many rural areas in the state, New Stuyahok residents rely on skiffs, snowmachines and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for their subsistence hunts and day-to-day travel within the community. There are trucks in New Stuyahok, but they are about as rare as tall trees on the tundra. As the hunting seasons change, so too do the ways residents reach these lands. ...