Recovery Month is held every September to educate Americans that substance misuse treatment and mental health services can help people live healthy and rewarding lives.
Since 1981, VOA Alaska has been serving our state’s most vulnerable populations. Today, we provide inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment for youth experiencing mental illness or substance misuse, permanent supportive housing for youth experiencing homelessness, support for Alaskans taking care of their relatives’ children, and drug and alcohol information classes.
We also lead a number of prevention and public health campaigns to stop substance misuse before it starts.
If you are or a youth in your life needs help, call our main number at (907) 279-9640 to connect with our services.
Inpatient Recovery Support
VOA Alaska’s Adolescent Residential Center for Help (ARCH) is an intensive, residential treatment program for chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. It offers group, individual and family counseling, on-site educational services, and meals at no charge to the clients.
Outpatient Recovery Support
VOA Alaska’s outpatient program offers trauma-informed and trauma-competent care offered through individual and family counseling. Staff are available to provide essential services and supports in-person on a case-by-case basis. These supports are also available virtually for group and 1-on-1 sessions.
Start a Conversation
Recovery can be hard to talk about. Here are some simple things you can say.
- “How can I help?”
- “You are never alone.”
- “You can do this.”
Don’t assume you know what they want or need. Everyone’s journey will look different. Stand by them, encourage them, and let them know they are not alone.
Share Your Story
However you’re comfortable, whether that’s only with a person that has asked you for help, or with friends and family on social media, or share your story with VOA Alaska with the form below. You never know who may need that encouragement, knowing that they, too, can recover from whatever it is they are experiencing.
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Stories of Recovery
I started my problems very young. I was an alcoholic from when I was 11 and partied non-stop. Every time I was drunk and surrounded by the wrong people, I...
Shortly after leaving the Army, and after abandoning a year’s worth of planning for a life in Colorado to study photography, I found myself washing dishes in remote Alaska. For...